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Australia’s government should ban Hezbollah

There is strong evidence that Hezbollah is active in Australia – in the local criminal underworld and from the pulpits of some mosques.

Gett submission to Law Reform Commission

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NCJWA) and Unchain My Heart have lodged a joint submission on gett (Jewish bill of divorce) to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), which is conducting the first comprehensive review into the family law system since the commencement of the Family Law Act in 1976.

Superhero to the rescue

Israeli model-turned-actress Gal Gadot stars as an Amazonian princess in the $150 million superhero adventure Wonder Woman, based on the classic story by DC Comics. Film reviewer Don Perlgut gives her a four-star rating.

Saroo’s heartfelt family saga

When the history of Australian film of the early 21st century is written, Lion will take its place as one of the best of its era, with its story of childhood loss, displacement and search for identity. Read Don Perlgut's review.

Iranian revolution

Terror of the Iranian revolution

The powerful film Septembers of Shiraz is set in Iran during the early days of the Iranian Revolution as a wealthy Jewish diamond and gem merchant gets caught up in the chaos. Read Don Perlgut’s review.

Harrowing Oscar-winning drama

The Hungarian film Son of Saul won the Academy Award for best foreign language film this week. AJN film critic Don Perlgut rates it as one of the finest Holocaust dramas ever made. Read his review.

Brilliant life of Steve Jobs

A new film on visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs focuses on three technology launches in 1984, 1988 and 1998 to give an insight into the charismatic man. See film critic Don Perlgut’s review.

Wartime search for identity

The German movie Phoenix, set in immediate postwar Berlin, raises important questions of personal identity, collaboration and betrayal. Read AJN critic Don Perlgut’s review (4 stars).

New York whirlwind

Writer-director Noah Baumbach’s latest film, Mistress America, is set in New York City and revolves around a college student whose life needs fulfilment. Read AJN critic Don Perlgut’s review (3.5 stars).

Bible story on a grand scale

FILM REVIEW by Don Perlgut. Exodus: Gods and Kings is a lavish production where the action is compelling as director Ridley Scott’s attempts to outdo its antecedents, particularly Cecil B