June Again is a watchable but largely unconvincing and contrived exploration of dementia through one family’s journey from disintegration to resurrection.
Marie Curie’s story is an important one, and should have presented an enthralling film subject, but Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive is an overly bleak film, revising history arbitrarily and often reducing triumph to trial, and treating redemption as a belated and understated postscript.
Good Boys is a comedy that misses the mark totally. It’s a tacky, predictable and ultimately unsatisfying film.
The Old Man & The Gun is a very entertaining film. It is a clever homage to Robert Redford’s earlier work, as well as being a film that calls out to us all to live our lives to the fullest for as long as we can.
Sunshine That Can Move Mountains is an exploration of the complexity of the relationships that dominate all our lives – with family, friends and community, and with our gods and our environment. It’s a wonderful piece of cinema.
Director Yang Mingming’s first feature film, Girls Always Happy, will screen as a centrepiece of this year’s OzAsia Film Festival’s Women Directors In Asia selection.
The Great Buddha is not an easy film to watch, it is confronting in places, and the characters are hard to warm to – but by the film’s end you realise that a number of its images and ideas have been burned indelibly into your psyche.
If the local audience reaction to the premiere screening of Marion Pilowsky’s first feature film The Flip Side is anything to go by, the film is destined to do well here in Adelaide.
Adelaide musicians will make the silver screen sparkle with a collection of new original live scores for silent classics being performed live at the Mercury Cinema as part of the Adelaide Cinémathèque’s Silent Remasters on Saturday, 8th September.
The Triplets of Belleville was a terrific experience – both film and performance combine beautifully to create an entrancing transportive event that reinforces the power of unconditional love in an increasingly impersonal world.