australian films

Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

Starring: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter Director: PJ Hogan You're terrible, Muriel. Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths star in this film about not fitting in and learning to stand out. Muriel dreams of getting married, and ends up stealing her parent's money to finance a vacation to meet the man of her dreams. Instead,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

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Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer Director: Rian Johnson When wealthy mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat cut after a family gathering, the police investigation is joined by famous eccentric detective Benoit Blanc (Craig). While all… Continue reading Knives Out (2019)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden Director: Billy Wilder A classic Audrey Hepburn movie, need we say more? Sabrina is the chauffer's daughter who has had a crush on wealthy David, who doesn't know she's alive... until she returns from Paris, that is. In an effort to disnentangle him, his brother woos her himself,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Starring: Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles Director: Howard Hughes A bit of a commercial failure on release, this madcap screwball comedy starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and a leopard has become an absolute classic. Full of whipsmart and snappy dialogue, crazy situations and excellent and charismatic leads, this is one to treasure. Full review… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Broadcast News (1987)

Starring: William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Joan Cusak, Jack Nicholson Director: JL Brooks Structured around a love triange between an intense news producer, her best friend who is in love with her, and the new news anchor that she loves, this film is a witty look into the world of broadcast news and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broadcast News (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg Director: Frank Tashlin Rick (Martin) is an artist who lives in an apartment with his friend Eugene (Lewis), who loves comic books and always somehow seems to sabotage the jobs they get. Eugene's comic book reading leads him to have nightmares that Rick turns… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Crumb (1994)

Starring: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Charles Crumb Director: Terry Zwigoff Imdb describes this film as "an intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatised family." Which I think is a really good summation, so I'm borrowing it. Robert Crumb is a cartoonist who became very popular in comic book circles in the 60's… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Crumb (1994)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey https://youtu.be/h9PEi_V1LgI A classic and much lauded screwball comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne sparkle as a married couple in the process of divorcing when they each separately realise the awful truth: they belong together. Rather than telling each other, they each… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Awful Truth (1937)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee Director: Preston Sturges https://youtu.be/CCHPykiJdm0 Preston Sturges was a masterful writer/director in the romentic comedy, screwball form. Teamed up with excellent performances and crazy antics, this is a comedy that's still mad cap and entertaining today. Watch the video above for my review, and as always, love… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Palm Beach Story (1942)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Kid Brother (1927)

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Constantine Romanoff, Walter James Director: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd Harold Hickory (Lloyd) is the youngest son of the Sherriff of Hickoryville and is often ignored by his father and huge older brothers. He takes on roles around the home, working smarter by creating better ways to do things, but he… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Kid Brother (1927)