Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On The Screen Reviews

Movie Review: Loving Vincent

I like films made about artists. It's as if the director takes their vision and ensures every frame is framed like art. To make a film about the earless one, Vincent Van Gogh, directors...

OTT Movie Reviews: Maudie

I've noticed how more movies are being made about real people, the unsung heroes and artists are the more fascinating. This little known American folk painter's life attracted funding from Irish and Canadian funding...

Movie Review: Madame

What a tiptop cast writer-director Amanda Sthers has assembled for this French comedy. Ana (Toni Collette), the Madame of the house, is Harry's (Harvey Kietel's) second wife and they're hosting an important dinner party....

OTT Movie Reviews: Ghost Story

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara have just bought a nice house. It's a two-bedroom bungalow with charm, warmth and a resident ghost, but it needs some work. Casey has a car accident and dies....

OTT Movie Review: Hotel Coolgardie

If, as Paul Keating once said, Australia is the "arse-end of the world", its sphincter would be Coolgardie. It's a mining town just west of Kalgoorlie, WA and the middle of nowhere. The local pub,...

OTT Movie Review: A Quiet Passion

Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) was a poet who was more celebrated after she died at age 56 from Wright's disease. (Why you'd want give your name to an incurable disease is beyond me.) This...

Talking Arts Movie Reviews: Maggie’s Plan

What would a Sydney film festival be without at least one Juliane Moore or Ethan Hawke film? Well, this film has both! Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a typically assured and confused 30-something New Yorker. She'd love a...

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