Lucky: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

December 4, 2017 by  

The last film yet released starring the late, prolific Harry Dean Stanton, this is one for the fans, and fans alone. Read more

Goodbye Christopher Robin – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 22, 2017 by  

To those brought up in the English-speaking world, there was no question that Winnie-the-Pooh was English, but I know two who were shocked to discover on arrival in Australia that he was not actually Hungarian.

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Loving Vincent – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 1, 2017 by  

Loving Vincent is a cinematic ode to the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and cannot be compared to anything else.

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Three Summers – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 27, 2017 by  

Writer and director Ben Elton said recently that despite living in Australia for 30 years he is still regarded as a Pom.  While he’s not exactly a new chum, he does bring his British sense of irony and an ability to pinpoint the ridiculous in this very Australian film.

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Suburbicon: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

October 27, 2017 by  

Suburbicon wants you to think it’s another Coen Brothers classic. Written by the redoubtable pair, Grant Heslov, George Clooney and directed by the latter, it may look and feel like their golden era but lands far off the mark. Read more

The Only Living Boy in New York – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 4, 2017 by  

Young man falls in love with older woman, something bound to end in tears especially as the beautiful woman is his father’s mistress.  Read more

Final Portrait – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 2, 2017 by  

When American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-famous artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait, he accepts.

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Battle of the Sexes: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

September 28, 2017 by  

Sports movies are generally more about sports than not – but this is not a sports movie. Read more

The Dancer – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

September 27, 2017 by  

When her father is killed, farm girl Loie Fuller (Soko) makes her way to New York where her mother Lili (Amanda Plummer) is living a nun-like existence with female prohibitionists.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

September 24, 2017 by  

I was accompanied by two young fans who were excited by the prospect of the latest outing in the Lego movie franchise. Well, that and a train ride into the city.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

September 13, 2017 by  

I thought an animated film for children was supposed to have stuff aimed at grownups, some sly jokes at our level, at least enough to keep us from falling asleep.

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Maudie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

August 22, 2017 by  

In this engrossing story of triumph over physical adversity, you have to wait for beauty to emerge.   Read more

The Time of Their Lives – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 31, 2017 by  

Like a dish described on a menu, some things don’t always live up to the promise.  A road movie with two (very) mature Englishwomen, running away from home and behaving disgracefully, plus the promise of late life romance, sounded delicious.

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Wonder Woman – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

June 2, 2017 by  

As I have been pleasantly surprised before by films I might not have considered my ‘thing’, I did not hesitate to give this action sci-fi fantasy a go.

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 18, 2017 by  

Shlemazel* is the best Yiddish word to describe Norman.

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The Sense of an Ending – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 16, 2017 by  

British actors can do grumpy old men really well, and the protagonist here is very good at it.

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Don’t Tell – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 14, 2017 by  

Paedophilia may not sound like the subject for a night out at the movies, but director Tori Garrett has created a compelling Australian tale of lost innocence.

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Whiteley – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

May 8, 2017 by  

“Somewhere between struggle and rage there’s IT” said Brett Whiteley in this documentary charting his life, work and death.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: A movie review by James Berardinelli

Not every movie about the Holocaust is expected to be on the same high level as Sophie’s Choice or Schindler’s List, but (especially when the source material is factual) more is expected than the familiar melodrama and faux tension delivered by Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife. Read more

Land of Mine – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 22, 2017 by  

A story about removal of land mines doesn’t make for easy viewing but this fine film is more about hope than hell.

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Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

March 4, 2017 by  

Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis…this month features Marcel Tyberg. Read more

Miss Sloane: a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 1, 2017 by  

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty) is a ruthless Washington D.C. lobbyist.  Known for her successful track record, she will do whatever it takes to win.

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Silence – a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

February 12, 2017 by  

Silence is about as far as you’ll get from Hollywood fare in a February release from an A-list director. Read more

Hidden Figures: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

February 10, 2017 by  

Taking the top spot on opening, Hidden Figures, one of several Best Picture nominees and popular releases depicting historical racial tensions in the United States, hits a chord to which many of its more dramatic counterparts never come close. Read more

Fences: a movie review by Toni Susskind

February 9, 2017 by  

Fences is a movie that takes its time exploring and unravelling the complexities of human reasoning and nature.  Read more

Gold: a movie review by James Berardinelli

Rags to riches stories are a Hollywood staple. Read more

Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

January 6, 2017 by  

Continuing the series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis. Read more

Jackie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 5, 2017 by  

For those who remember the day President John Kennedy died in November 1963, this biopic will bring it all back. Read more

The Edge of Seventeen – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

December 29, 2016 by  

Angst and tantrums – the teenage years are a challenge for all involved.  This well drawn portrait from writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig is worth a look for its depiction of a girl who has yet to work out her place in the world, or indeed, if she even has one.

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La La Land – a movie review by Roz Tarszsisz

December 20, 2016 by  

It has been a long time since a movie like this graced cinema screens.

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