Victoria and Abdul Movie Review
Set in the late nineteen hundreds, director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) uses his actors as both visual and social symbols. Ms Dench’s face often fills the entire screen in extreme close up and both her expressive eyes and her lines of life really sell both her age and emotion. The actual Queen was in her eighties during this time in history.
Ali Faza (Furious 7, Bang Baaja Baaraat ) is perfectly cast as Abdul and he holds his own against the dame. ...
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As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.
As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Victoria and Abdul is in cinemas September 14. www.focusfeatures.com/victoriaandabdul
Boychoir Movie Review
If the narrative sounds familiar that’s because it is. This same basic framework has been used over and over from Fame to Billy Elliot. Substitute the poor kid for a rich kid and you have Dead Poet's Society; substitute adults for the schoolboy and you have The Full Monty. Boychoir ticks off each obligatory plot point with metronomic predictability offering no new twists to a tired formula. Everything turns out exactly how you'd expect.
The film boasts an impressive cast list including ...
Eddie Izzard 2015 Force Majeure Tour
Izzard’s capital city tour will see the comic play stages in Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide as well as a special Sydney performance on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House with the Harbour Bridge as the backdrop.
“Force Majeure” is the most extensive comedy Izzard has ever undertaken. Launched in March 2013, this tour has taken Eddie to more than 25 countries on 5 continents, including Russia, the UK, Canada, America, India, Nepal and now Australia.