Karen and I went to Sunnybank to watch Charlotte’s Web today. I was glad to find we weren’t the only adults in the cinema. Not a bad movie at all. Hearing Steve Buscemi do the voice of Templeton the rat was worth it alone. After the movie we had lunch at the impressive Landmark Chinese Read more about More books[…]
I’ve seen three movies at the cinema recently. The best of them was Thank You for Smoking, which I saw with Karen. This film was funny and sharp. It follows the story of Nick Naylor, the frontman for Big Tobacco’s lobby group. Somehow, Nick has to convince the world that smoking isn’t such a bad Read more about Movies and CDs[…]
In the spirit of Inchoate‘s "A misplaced apostrophe in the wild", I bring you the following instance of incorrect spelling courtesy of a Foxtel Digital advertisement that’s been running on News.com.au for a while now. I prefer chocolate. So does Charlie.
Until Blacktown, I’d never watched a film guided by the Dogma 95 Manifesto. I think I can also quite safely say that I’ve never watched a movie that is set in the town of my birth. I don’t expect ever to see a film shot in Blacktown again, but you never know. The Dogma 95 Read more about Blacktown[…]
Some might be put off by the thought of a film in which the dialogue is almost entirely in verse; but after having seen Yes, a movie by director Sally Potter, verse is the perfect delivery mechanism. In such a natural manner are the lines delivered by the actors, that it took me several scenes Read more about Yes[…]
Puppy is a new Australian film from writer/director Kieran Galvin about two people who fall in love in a strange set of circumstances. We were lucky enough to watch the premiere of Puppy at the Regent Cinema. The director, producer, main cast and other members of the film crew were in the audience on the Read more about Puppy[…]
We didn’t know what to expect from Me and You and Everyone We Know. Thankfully it turned out to be one of the finest low budget films I’ve seen. Since watching this film, I’ve found out that it won the 2005 Caméra d’Or at Cannes and the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at Read more about Me and You and Everyone We Know[…]
When there are so many movies showing at a film festival, it’s hard to decide which ones to see. However, Land of Plenty was an obvious choice from the outset, since it stars Karen’s favourite actress, Michelle Williams. Be warned, some spoilers follow. After returning to America after years spent in Africa and the Middle Read more about Land of Plenty[…]
Karen and I were lucky enough to score five passes each to the Brisbane International Film Festival courtesy of Clinton. (Thanks heaps!) We’ve seen three films so far: Land of Plenty, Me and You and Everyone We Know and Puppy. A brief review of each will appear here shortly.