Archive for September, 2017

The ultimate role … President Reagan records his New Year’s message to the Soviet people in 1985.

You’re hired! How TV carried Reagan

and Trump to the White House

The Reagan Show, a new archive-based documentary, offers compelling fly-on-the-wall insights into the staging of President Reagan’s performances on screen – and reveals the origins of Trumpism – READ THE FULL REVIEW – THE GUARDIAN

#GuardianReview  #FilmReview  #TheReganShow  #RonaldRegan  #Trumpism  #Documentary  #Fly-On-The-Wall


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‘The resistance he put up against bigotry and hate is vital’ … Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Winston Churchill of Darkest Hour a

rebuke to Trump, says film’s director

Director Joe Wright says that the biopic, which stars Gary Oldman as Churchill, will show the war leader resisting ‘tide of fascism, bigotry and hate’



#GuardianReview  #FilmReview  #DarkestHour  #WinstonChurchill  #RebukeTo  #JoeWright  #GaryOldman  #Fascism  #Bigotry  TideOfHate




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I’m a big fan of Reece and RomComs, so this is a must!

LA love ... Pico Alexander and Reese Witherspoon in Home Again.

 “Reese Witherspoon brand loyalty kept me on board for this, as well as a hapless addiction to what we now have to call the Meyers house style: like salivating at the sight of crème et oignon Pringles.”   Read the full review by Peter Bradshaw.

Nancy Meyers …'“My kind of movie is not the kind of film that studios have wanted to make for a while now.'

Also worth reading is the Guardian interview with the directors mother, Nancy Meyers       (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give, Private Benjamin – to name a few…)

#GuardianReview  #PeterBradshaw  #ReeceWitherspoon  #HomeAgain  #FilmReview  #NancyMeyers  #HallieMeyers-Shyer #It’sComplicated  #PrivateBenjamin  #Something’sGottaGive


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‘Our Last Tango’

Although written by German Kral and Daniel Speck and directed by German Kral, ‘OUR LAST TANGO’ has Wim Wenders as Executive Producer – so it’s a MUST SEE!

Ayelén Álvarez Miño and Juan Malizia recreate the early lives of María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes.


#OurLastTango  #GuardianReview  #WimWnders  #GermanKral  #DanielSpeck





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That’s Not Me

Yes, I’m sold – I’ll be watching out for this one!

Film Mafia


That’s Not Me, an extremely modest Australian film, is worth catching if you like to spot talent early. Its co-writer and lead actor, Alice Foulcher, is very, very funny, performing her own often wickedly witty lines with aplomb. It’s a delightful feature debut.

The film, shot over years, on weekends, in spurts, on the smell of an oily rag, is about a Melbourne actress, Polly (Foulcher), whose twin sister, Amy (also Foulcher) is experiencing a heady “moment”, transitioning, on the basis of a US Cable casting and a celebrity romance, from unknown to a face on many billboards. Polly’s response is not particularly likeable – there is envy, bitterness, and a whole lot of self-pity – but it’s real.

The script by Foulcher and director Gregory Erdstein is often laugh-out-loud funny and also has a lot to say about sibling rivalry, artistic self-delusion and the absurd acceleration and de-centralisation…

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Another fascinating insight to ‘The In Crowd’.

The Immortal Jukebox

We all like to think we are in the know.

We know important things.

Things that those not in the know don’t even know they don’t know.

A few code words and we know from their reaction, or lack of it, if others are in the know or not.

We soon know if they know.

We know whether or not they merit entry into the In Crowd.

If it’s square, brother we ain’t there!

In music, especially, there are communities of In Crowds.

I know some of these communities very well.

The Bluegrass buffs who can list, alphabetically, chronologically or by instrument every member of every incarnation of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys.

The Jazzbos who can do the same for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

The walkin’ talkin’, don’t interrupt me, Beatles completists who tell you solemnly that if you weren’t at their Port Sunlight show on 18 August 1962…

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That’s Not Me review – smart, low-budget dramedy putting creators on path to stardom


An outstanding performance from emerging actor Alice Foulcher takes this lean and plucky film about stymied ambition to another level  READ FULL REVIEW


Alice Foulcher

#TheGuardian  #FilmReview  #AustralianFilm  #FilmDebut  #AliceFoulcher  #GregoryErdstein  #4StarReview

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Good news for Australia.

Cinema Australia

Matt Ferro

Matt Ferro has announced three new feature film projects set to be shot throughout various locations in Australia.

Based on international properties from Byron Bay, Paris and Istanbul, Ferro (The Matrix, Titanic) says, “each new production will have, that Hollywood flair, production value and vibe that connects with a global audience.”

The three new films in development are Studs Up based on a true Australian story about a Byron Bay football team who will become pregnant at the same time, Interference based on the Amelie Antoine’s psychological thriller of the same name and Red Reign, an epic love triangle set against an equally epic battle for the Mediterranean and Europe during the High Renaissance.

A native New Yorker, Ferro produced a string of indie films such as Vampire’s Kiss with Nicolas Cage before moving to Hollywood where he produced the visual effects for high-end motion pictures including Titanic, Face/Off, Alien:…

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This latest film, ‘Our Souls at Night’ starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, looks interesting.   Reviewed by the Guardian.

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in Our Souls at Night.

#OurSoulsAtNight  #RobertRedford  #JaneFonda  #AnAutumnLove  #Romance  #MovieReview

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