Pain & Glory Movie Review
Antonio Banderas is Salvador Mallo, a famous filmmaker who is more enduring life than actually living it. His body is riddled with aliments and his creative muse has escaped him. When he reunites with an actor he worked with many years ago, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), they end their estrangement and reconnect.
Felling guilty from the years apart. Salvador gives his actor friend a script based on his life story and Alberto turns it into a one man play. This ...
Russian Film Festival – Beanpole Movie Review
Iya Sergueeva (Viktoria Miroshnichenko) and Masha (Vasilisa Perelygina) have returned from the front to a war revenged Leningrad. Iya or Beanpole works in a hospital and suffers from severe PTSD. Masha has entrusted Iya with her baby Pashka (Timofey Glazkov) until she returns from Berlin. Upon arrival in Leningrad she is confronted by the loss of her child.
This is the tale of how these two women deal with the after effects of having their lives completely changed and having their hopes ...
The Irishman Movie Review
Based on the 2004 book, I Heard You Paint Houses by a former homicide prosecutor, Charles Brandt, it focuses on the life of mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran played by Robert De Niro. In a confession given after the book was published, Sheeran claims to have been the hitman behind the murder and disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa who is played by Al Pacino. Spoiler alert, his body is not buried under the turf at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The film is ...
Last Christmas Movie Review
Struggling to recover from a major surgery and enduring a succession of one night stands, she’s a mess. Her self-destructive and selfish streak has alienated her from almost all her friends (and their husbands) and she’s on the outs with her family as well. Hitting a new low by becoming homeless, she really does need a Christmas miracle.
Enter Tom (Henry Golding) a mysterious man she meets outside her place of employment. He gets her and her wise cracking ...
MINI British Film Festival – Military Wives Movie Review
This ensemble grows and becomes much more than just a singing group and it increases in importance as its participants deal with the pressures and tragedy that can accompany life in the army. The large cast provides different view points from the various rungs of the military ladder.
Kristin Scott Thomas delivers one of her textbook perfect performances as a repressed English lady with too much privilege and seemingly not enough humanity. There is more to her than ...
Check out the trailer for Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley!
The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed.
But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into ...
Palme d’Or-Winning Director KORE-EDA HIROKAZU to Attend Australian Premieres of THE TRUTH!
In what will be his first ever visit to Australia, Kore-eda, who won the top prize of the Cannes International Film Festival in 2018 for Shoplifters, will attend the Australian Premiere Screening of THE TRUTH in Sydney at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne on Saturday 16th November. The event will be presented in partnership with the Sydney Film Festival and will include a post-screening Q&A hosted by revered film criticDavid Stratton.
Kore-eda will also attend the Melbourne ...
Watch the trailer for FORD v FERRARI starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale!
Together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
FORD v FERRARI will be released in Australian cinemas November 14!
MINI British Film Festival – Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Movie Review
The black sheep of the family, David, has been invited and everyone is not happy with that decision. Every family member seems to have their own agenda and enjoying each others company is not part of the plan. Self-serving opinions are constantly delivered under breath and truths are revealed.
Writer/director Ben Wheatley takes aim at the forced family dynamic and hits his target with precision and a dark wit. Acidity and sarcasm runs rampant and it’s all ...