Tag: Writer

Film Reviews

Sydney Film Festival 2019 & Tolkien

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Film Reviews,

Week two of the Sydney Film Festival rolls on but most of the interesting features are due to get local releases. As I’m reluctant to write too much about a movie that deserves a review in its own right, I’ll talk briefly about the festival, then segue to the new bio pic of J.R.R.Tolkien, which […]

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The Wife

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 Film Reviews,

What becomes of that comfortable old cliché: “Behind every great man there’s a great woman” in the #MeToo era? Surely it was always a euphemistic way of saying: “Behind every self-important male there’s a self-effacing female.” Nowadays to be politically correct we might have to say: “Behind every great LGBTQIA there’s a great LGBTQIA” – […]

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Mistress America

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 Film Reviews,

When one character says her campus has just got a frozen yoghurt machine, and the other replies: “I watched my mother die”, you realise you’re watching a film in which everyone talks at cross-purposes. And talks, and talks. Mistress America continues Noah Baumbach’s gradual metamorphosis into Woody Allen. This includes a high degree of productivity, […]

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The Words

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 Film Reviews, Other Writing,

Few people write for a living but many nurture the fantasy of doing so. Many an avid reader dreams of crossing over to the other side, producing books that are admired by people just like them. The Words is a movie for these people. No genuine writer could watch this film and remain unmoved by […]