My Favourite Music Moments in Film – Part 1

I've been meaning to do this for a long time, originally as a "Best of the 2010's" list. I've expanded and edited it to be my all time favourite music moments in film. This was obviously pretty difficult to narrow down, so to keep it to a reasonable length I've split it into two parts. … Continue reading My Favourite Music Moments in Film – Part 1

Actor Series – Kate Winslet

Like the man she shared the screen with in their superstardom-launching Titanic, Kate Winslet first arrived on the big screen as a teenager in the early 1990's. She became the youngest person to obtain six Academy Award nominations, out of a total of seven for one win, to go with a swag of other nominations … Continue reading Actor Series – Kate Winslet

Film Review – The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

I'm an unabashed fan of Aaron Sorkin the writer, and thought after Molly's Game that while he is visually a long way off a top filmmaker, there's a bit of potential there. His sophomore directorial effort, a 'version of events' historical courtroom drama, is perfect for his writing style and in part, better suited to … Continue reading Film Review – The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Review Round Up – September 2020

In what feels like an incredibly long month, I've once again covered quite a range here. A lot of films that have long been on my watch list have been crossed, to mostly successful results. I had planned on spending September watching mostly female-centric films (as requested by my mother), and while I did watch … Continue reading Review Round Up – September 2020

My Favourite Films of All Time – Magnolia

Coming hot on the heels of his hugely successful second feature Boogie Nights (1997), a 28-year old Paul Thomas Anderson had the freedom to make whatever his heart desired. Unhappy with what the production company did to his debut Hard Eight (1996) and similar battles throughout Boogie Nights, PTA fought like crazy to retain final … Continue reading My Favourite Films of All Time – Magnolia

Film Review – Boys State (2020)

Have you ever felt like spending an hour and a half with a bunch of precocious teenagers with political aspirations? Nor had I, but here I was, completely enraptured by this documentary from Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine. Like many Australians, I am ever-intrigued (or is it a morbid fascination?) by the machinations and happenings … Continue reading Film Review – Boys State (2020)