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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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Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (2020)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Jurnee Smollett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor Director: Cathy Yan Harley Quinn (Robbie) and the Joker have broken up, and since she has pissed off a lot of people, everyone in Gotham wants a peice of her. To avoid getting killed by Roman Sionis (McGregor), she offers to get his… Continue reading Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn (2020)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Gunga Din (1939)

Starring: Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Victor McLaglen, Sam Jaffe, Joan Fontaine Director: George Stevens Based very loosely on work by Rudyard Kipling, Gunga Din is the story of three soldiers who go on one last adventure before one of them will be leaving the British Army in India to get married. They wind up… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Gunga Din (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong Director: Chen Kaige Quite a long, epic film at almost 3 hours, Farewell My Concubine is the story of two men who get to know each other as children apprenticed to the Beijing Opera, and whose changing bond over the course of 50 years is told, against the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Farewell My Concubine (1993)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger Director: Leslie Arliss Wealthy and popular Clarissa (Calvert) meets charity case Hester (Lockwood) at her school and is determined to take the reluctant girl under her wing. Hester warns her that though she wants to love her new friend, life has made her hardened and cruel.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Man In Grey (1943)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Jobeth Williams Director: Lawrence Kasdan When one of their close friends from college commits suicide, seven friends return for his funeral, and stay together for a while as a kind of reunion. Old tensions and bonds resurface, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

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BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

Starring: Ariana Anderson, April Kelley (also Writer) Director: Rosie Westoff In this short film, two friends set off for a weekend away, and after a few drinks they end up in bed together. But while for Jessie (Anderson) this is just a walk on the wild side, for Belle (Kelley), this is toying with her… Continue reading BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)

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Green Book (2018)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini Director: Peter Farrelly In the 1960's, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between… Continue reading Green Book (2018)

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Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott Director: Herbert Ross A beautiful ensemble film, with an absolutely incredible cast, Steel Magnolias opens with an awkward and lost looking Annelle (Hannah) shuffling into a small Louisiana town and getting a job at Truvy's (Parton) beauty shop.… Continue reading Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

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Dolly Month: 9 to 5 (1980)

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman Director: Colin Higgins Judy (Fonda) is a nervous woman returning to the workplace after her husband has left her. Violet (Tomlin) is the cynical working girl who keeps getting passed over for promotion, even though she practically runs the company. And Doralee (Parton) is the bosses… Continue reading Dolly Month: 9 to 5 (1980)