(MA15+) This is the first American film by British writer-director Andrea Arnold, known for her London council estate family drama Fish Tank. It centres on a motley crew of young Americans who sell magazine subscriptions door-to-door, and stars Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf as the two main characters, Star and Jake. American Honey is interested in the disgruntlement of large sections of the population, a socioeconomic unhappiness that came to the fore in the US presidential election.
War on Everyone (MA15+) The latest film from John Michael McDonagh, who made The Guard and Calvary in his native Ireland, is a subTarantino cop buddy movie set in New Mexico, with a side trip to Iceland. Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard are the cops who break more regulations than they enforce while engaging in endless arguments and discussions on popular culture. Glen Campbell songs pepper the soundtrack between the violent confrontations with bad guys.
The Accountant Nijinsky Employing narrative and abstract dance elements, borrowed and new, John Neumeier’s Nijinsky — created for Hamburg Ballet in 2000 and now entering Australian Ballet’s repertoire — brings to the fore the sensitive, isolated soul behind the legend. The subject is revolutionary Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, who soared to fame with Sergei