Seriously, what better way is there to spend a Perth summer’s night than by grabbing a few drinks, stretching out on a lawn chair and enjoying a movie under the stars?
Rooftop Movies, tucked away between Lake Street and Nicks Lane in Northbridge, is running until March 31st. So, if you’re a film buff, or just really enjoy hanging out on rooftops, here are some of the great titles closing out the season!
(10th & 28th
With the recent announcement of this year’s Academy Award winners, there’s a wide range of Best Picture nominees on offer. Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in what’s rumoured to be his final acting job, is about a fashion designer in 1950s London.
The Shape of Water
). Or if you’re in the mood for some alien romance, there’s The Shape of Water, which also happens to be this year’s Best Picture winner. It’s directed by Guillermo del Toro, the same guy who made Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim.
). Steven Spielberg is back with another contending historical drama, this time tackling government conspiracies and the press. Sound familiar? Well, what’s the Oscars without a little politics?
). For the first time in eight years, a woman is being nominated for Best Director! Lady Bird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, deals with the troubled relationship between a teenage girl and her mother.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
). And of course, Rooftop is showing Three Billboards, which has already won numerous awards during the season and also nabbed Best Actress at the Oscars for Frances McDormand. If you really can’t decide on a movie, hedge your bets and take this one.
(16th & 31st
). Okay, enough of the serious stuff. Black Panther, Marvel’s latest superhero movie, is screening twice and has been getting rave reviews for breaking social and cultural barriers.
). One of the best parts about Rooftop is its variety, and it usually has a number of Australian films in its line-up. Swinging Safari, a comedy about a teenager and a blue whale, stars Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Asher Keddie.
). Warwick Thornton, who gave us the classic Samson and Delilah, returns with Sweet Country, an Aboriginal film dealing with race and discrimination in 1929.