Friday, 03 April 2020

Movement helped reshape our world

Movement helped reshape our world

WITH the #MeToo movement having been spectacularly vindicated by the jailing of Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, Philippa ...

 

Joy of singing saw wives top the charts

Joy of singing saw wives top the charts

THE director of the 1997 smash-hit The Full Monty is back with a new film inspired by the true story of the Military Wives Choirs who ...

 

Brutal retelling of Australian legend

Brutal retelling of Australian legend

FROM the outset, the future looked bleak for the young Ned Kelly, who would leave his mother’s shack every day and come face to face ...

 

Fashion magnate’s fall teaches lesson

Fashion magnate’s fall teaches lesson

IT was only a matter of time before a thinly-veiled parody of Sir Philip Green would be committed to film. Director Michael ...

 

Tinder is the night for today’s Emmas

Tinder is the night for today’s Emmas

PERHAPS the most spirited and witty of all Jane Austen’s heroines, Emma Woodhouse has long resonated with cinema audiences and her ...

 

Silent-film quartet want to take you back in time

Silent-film quartet want to take you back in time

IT wasn’t so long ago that silent movies were still a regular feature on terrestrial television. There’s an entire generation that ...

 

Upstairs-downstairs drama is a class act

Upstairs-downstairs drama is a class act

GET ready for what is arguably going to be the cinematic event of the year. (Yes, really.) Parasite is a dark comedy thriller from ...

 

Children’s presenter was a real-life hero

Children’s presenter was a real-life hero

NOT a lot of people know this, but some of the most memorable films in the history of cinema have been based on magazine articles. ...

 

Comedy brings out the best in Dickens

Comedy brings out the best in Dickens

HE’S the acid wit behind such acclaimed political satires as The Thick of It and — on the big screen — The Death of Stalin. But this ...

 

Film festival offers real-life adventures

Film festival offers real-life adventures

A TOURING film festival specialising in real-life adventure movies is returning to the Hexagon in Reading next Wednesday (January 29) ...

 

Telling Anne’s story is a timely reminder

Telling Anne’s story is a timely reminder

WERE Anne Frank still alive today, she would be 90 years old. Born on June 12, 1929, she died in February or March 1945, aged just 15. ...

 

War film draws us in — in real time

War film draws us in — in real time

IT was called the war to end all wars — and there have been no end of films made about it ever since. Everyone will have their ...

 

Comedy shows how Hitler cast his spell

Comedy shows how Hitler cast his spell

FOR the rest of the world, Adolf Hitler was a monster, but for a time in the Forties he was the closest thing to a rock star in ...

 

Alcott’s sisters tell a story for the ages

Alcott’s sisters tell a story for the ages

WHETHER you see yourself as a Jo, an Amy, a Meg or a Beth, from the opening pages of Little Women — Louisa May Alcott’s cherished 19th ...

 

Space opera aims to go out on high note

Space opera aims to go out on high note

A CINEMATIC saga that started life when many of us were barely out of nappies is about to reach its momentous conclusion. After 42 ...

 

‘Sustainable’ pair really grow for it

‘Sustainable’ pair really grow for it

TACKLING serious issues on screen can be a tough sell for filmmakers — particularly if it’s about the environment. Since many of us go ...

 

At last, a love story you can believe in

At last, a love story you can believe in

ORIGINALLY titled “Normal People”, Ordinary Love is an extraordinary look at what can happen when people’s lives are turned upside ...

 

Leading man’s back behind the camera

Leading man’s back behind the camera

IF some leading actors always seem to play the same type of role, others are the polar opposite. Edward Norton has straddled the line ...

 

Whodunnit’s fun for all the family

Whodunnit’s fun for all the family

HE made his name writing and directing the 2005 neo-noir mystery film, Brick. Ever since, the idea of giving the murder-mystery a ...

 

Animated sequel is a thaw-fire hit

Animated sequel is a thaw-fire hit

WHEN the first Frozen blasted into cinemas in 2013, it swiftly became the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It won Disney ...

 

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