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Marriage Story Movie Review

Opening with the high of a verbal reading of lists of each other's best attributes, the film then rips that bandaid of contentment off with the very next scene. Set in a marriage consoler’s office, Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) can barely hide her contempt for husband Charlie (Adam Driver). Theirs is a love that has become venomous. Not taking editorial sides until film’s end, both parts of this union have validity in their opinions. What was once a unified direction has been whittled ...

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 ...

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 ...

Judy Movie Review

Signed to MGM Studios at a very young age, her life was almost completely controlled by its studio head, Louis B. Mayer. Never considered an out right beauty of the caliber of Liz Taylor or Ava Gardner, she was made to feel second class and was never allowed a childhood. Labour laws of the time for children actors in Hollywood were almost non-existent. They also gave her regular quantities of amphetamines to keep her thin and working. This helped to create addictions that lasted her entire ...

Watch the new trailer for Vita & Virginia

When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The film is a celebration of their unconventional bond; a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion.   //   Vita & Virginia is a love story, told in a contemporary style, about two women - two writers - who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection. Vita & Virginia ...

Check out the new trailer for Last Christmas!

Kate (Emilia Clarke) harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Henry Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you ...

Watch the first official trailer for Judy starring Renée Zellweger in the title role!

It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. //   And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she ...

Watch the first trailer for Little Women – in Australian cinemas New Years Day!

In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.   //   Directed by Greta Gerwig, Little Women stars Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, ...

The Keeper Movie Review

In the film, an English grocer who is supplying the camp with goods sees Trautmann playing football and recognises his skill as a goalie. He coaches a local team and works out a deal with the camp’s commander to have him leave the camp for the day and play for his team.   //   Trautmann has to overcome the prejudice and hatred post war for the Germans and so begins his odyssey. One that ultimately ends with him marrying the grocer’s daughter, playing for Manchester ...

After Movie Review

What passes as young romance for the film’s intended audience sends out some questionable messages but Hardin is after all super dreamy. Oh and I might have forgotten to mention he speaks with a smooth British accent. He also read books and drives a cool car.   //   There are numerous moments in the storyline that mirror one’s own experiences of early romances but only for those with a very over developed sense of revisionist reality. No one was actually that smooth ...