australian films

Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes Director: Gillian Armstrong Sybylla is a woman ahead of her time in this feminist drama, with Gillian Armstrong at the helm. A beautiful, often funny film, it's the story of a woman who wants more, a brilliant career rather than life as someone else's belonging. Watch below for… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

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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: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel Director: Stanley Donen When is it OK to kidnap a bunch of women from the nearest town and keep them captive for the Winter until they love you? In a lively musical, of course. Well, actually it's never OK. Click below for my review of this odd but toe tapping… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Director: Alfred Hitchcock A naive girl finds she's bitten off more than she can chew when she marries a man whose previous wife died under mysterious circumstances. It seems that no one can forget the beautiful Rebecca... One of Hitchcock's best and his first Hollywood film, watch below for the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians Director: Max Ophuls Vienna 1900, a young girl (Joan Fontaine) falls in love with an older man when she hears his beautiful music, but while the course of her life is changed forever by her love, he will barely know she's alive. The film opens with Stefan (Louis… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Starring: Roger Livesy, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook Director: Powell and Pressburger An epic of war, friendship, romance and historical upheaval. The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp is a 40's era saga of a British general who has outlived his usefulness, when there is no longer honour in war. Full review below https://youtu.be/Cjx4vCKIdLA

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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: 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: 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: Beauty And The Beast / La Belle Et La Bete (1946)

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day Director: Jean Cocteau, Rene Clement https://youtu.be/Z-7oesSsZ_w Jean Cocteau's magical classic fairytale is beautiful and strange, and definitely ahead of it's time. Lavish and surreal, it's an art film that's also accessible to the everyman, and one that has influenced many film makers since. Watch the video above for my thoughts.