Author: Glennys Marsdon
Rosalie is a surprisingly delicate romantic movie based on the fascinating life of a unique, resilient woman. The movie is one of those that creep up on you. I was intrigued from the gentle beginning to the tender end. Well worth seeking this one out. Set in the 1870s rural France, we find Abel (Benoît Magimel) a reserved bar owner. Try as he might his bar is in trouble. The owner is threatening to shut him down. But he has an idea. Enter Rosalie (Nadia Tereszkiewicz). If Abel marries Rosalie, not only will he get another pair of hands to help…
Every year I count myself extremely lucky to preview the films coming to the Perth Festival. This year another fascinating crop of films will feature at the spectacular UWA Somerville Auditorium. With 18 to pick from, it can be hard to decide, so here are six to start off with, plus a review of the unmissable COPA97, make sure you see this one. COPA71
Asteroid City is a Wes Anderson movie. For some of you that’s all I need to say. For others, well how do I explain an Anderson directed movie? Let’s see there’s a city, a multitude of intriguing characters, an asteroid, oh and an alien. Go for the imagery, the intriguing dialogue or the uniquely comedic take on grief.
Every year I give out tips for the Scandinavian Film Festival. This year instead of tips I’ve singled out ten films that look like they will be interesting. Given the limited season, I hope this helps you shorten your list of must-see films at the 2023 Festival. Remember the number one tip is that tickets sell out fast, so if you find a film you really want to see, get in quickly.
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning – Part One offers three phenomenal action sequences, no hang four, no … well if I’m honest I was far too engrossed in the movie to count, which is enough of a review in itself isn’t it? Basically, if you’re after an action movie this is it.
If you liked Full Monty feel-good style movies and anything from the producers of Hunt For The Wilderpeople, you’ll probably already have a ticket for this one. Red, White and Brass is another heartwarming story that’s worth checking out, especially if you like rugby. And it’s based on a true story. Set in Wellington in the run down to the 2011 Rugby World Cup we meet Maka (John-Paul Foliaki). Maka is passionate about two things family and rugby, particularly the Tongan rugby team. In four weeks his beloved team will take on France in the Rugby World Cup. There’s just one problem, the…
You Hurt My Feelings is a gentle, funny exploration into truth telling, supporting loved ones and the little white lies we tell each other. The movie will definitely have you wondering the next time a loved one praises your work. The reviewer morning even ended with a brilliant Jerry Seinfeld moment.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is exactly the kind of movie we need right now. A movie that reminds us that sometimes an innocent chat with a stranger can change your life forever and to never give up hope.
With winter approaching what better time to bunker down with a good movie or even better a whole Film Festival? Next month will see the German Film Festival return to Perth. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of the festival this year.
What’s not to love about Keanu Reeves latest installment, John Wick Chapter 4? It’s an epic 169 minute long fight scene that you can’t look away from for a second. A legendary John Wick dance with death, I’m already booking a second viewing. Congratulations Keanu.