australian films

Australian Movie Month: Shine (1996)

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud Director: Scott Hicks As a child, David Helfgott's father pushes him to be a child piano prodigy, but his strict and controlling nature pushes David til he breaks. While he's expected to be a wonder, he's also not allowed by hos father to leave home and… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Shine (1996)

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier Director: Spike Lee In the 1970's in Colorado, Ron Stallworth (Washington) is a young black cop who is initally sent to the basement records room and faces the everyday racism of his colleagues. But when he makes it out of the basement and into the undercover crimes… Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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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)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

Starring: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster, Helen Vinson Director: Mervyn LeRoy Adapted from the autobiography of Robert E Burns, this film is the story of James Allen (Muni), a man wrongly convicted  of a crime, who is sent to work in the chain gangs in the American South. The conditions and the cruel prison… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle Director: Alfred Hitchcock A jazz musician, Manny (Fonda) finds himself accused of robbing an insurance firm. When he's arrested, he does everything he can to cooperate with the police, which only makes them more convinced that he's guilty. The massive pressure to prove his innocence starts to affect… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wrong Man (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid Director: Frank Perry Joan Crawford was a huge star, starting in the 1930's and managing to have a respected career for decades, garnering Oscars and huge salaries. She was the queen of Hollywood. But in 1978, her adopted daughter Christina published a book called Mommie Dearest, which exposed the horror… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mommie Dearest (1981)

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The Post (2017)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Director: Steven Spielberg The concept of freedom of the press and a sense of political accountability is such a hot button topic lately. So is the role of women moving into positions of power. This film looks at both of these things, in a film that puts Meryl… Continue reading The Post (2017)

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Wind River (2017)

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Kelsey Asbille, Graham Greene Director: Taylor Sheridan A rookie FBI agent (Olsen) and a local animal tracker (Renner) with a tragic past team up to find out who raped and caused the death of a local woman on a reservation in Wyoming. When the body of the girl’s boyfriend is… Continue reading Wind River (2017)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl Director: Niki Caro Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife is the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the zookeepers of the Warsaw Zoo in 1939 when war broke out. As the Germans invade, they can do… Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)