Australian documentary filmmaker Kitty Green delivers an amazing insight into this tale that forms both an affirmation for the public’s enduring fascination but organically mutates into a more fascinating subject than the tragic death of a this youthful beauty queen; the way that people surrounding this tale project themselves into this scenario in every way possible.
It’s an unfinished assembly of much better movies such as “Donnie Brasco” and “The Departed” and movies that also star Jamie Foxx like “Miami Vice.” The title “Sleepless” seems to have no reference to anything that happens in the movie. The best I can figure is that it’s a question; unfortunately for “Sleepless” it also provides an answer.
Nelson Henderson famously said “the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Kurosawa bathes us in the light of a man who gets to not only plant the seed, but look out on the sapling, with contentment.
About a month after seeing James Mangold’s wonderful and moving “Logan” I was scrolling through the Netflix queue and stumbled upon a film that shares the same ethos; to project fantastical superhuman abilities through a very human lens.
In the sixth episode of the latest series of POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Sydney Film Festival Creative Director Nashen Moodley (@NashenMoodley) joins us for his best advice on how to experience the fest, and Garth Franklin (editor in chief of @DarkHorizons) chimes in with his must see films of the festival.
In the fifth episode of the latest series of POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Blake Howard reviews "Dance Academy" and chats to director Jeffrey Walker and one of the multi-talented stars Dena Kaplan (@DenaAmyKaplan).
If you love movies and you live in the Sydney region who definitely know that for twelve days in June the Sydney Film Festival makes it O.K to abandon life as you know it. Twirling the baton as the ring leader of our cinematic offerings for Sydney Film Festival is director Nashen Moodley, South African born wünderkind programmer and all round great dude who is back for his sixth year curating a blooming and eclectic movie playlist.
Watching the latest Amazon Original Comedy Series “Patriot” from Steven Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “The Weather Man”), which is also produced by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy Stupid Love”, “Focus” and “Bad Santa”) I experienced not one but two ‘had me at’ moments.
“American Gods” is a sensual opiate. A flood of rich textures of the American experience are conjured in dreams and memories that echo around the story of a conflict brewing. As ex-convict Shadow Moon and his mysterious employer Mr Wednesday trace the back road portrait of the surface of America the frenzied sacrifice that fuels the older gods are like dizzying visions into a world happening on the fringes of the world we know.
Wait, what? That ever so mythical Hollywood. Is it not the centre of the filmmaking universe? That cultural imperialism has extended itself to the neutral positions in your mind. It immediately echoed Gabriel Byrne's Devil discussion with Arnie in "End of Days." He claims that God had a better publicist; evidently, Hollywood got the same people.
Anotherfilmnerd sits back, pops a red pill (or is it the blue one?) and argues a 'Matrix' reboot won't be the end of the world (the bad kind, that is... not the good kind that frees humanity from its evil overlords).
Middle aged love can come with a lot of baggage. Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (James Gandolfini) meet at a swish Hollywood type party and are quick to establish they’re both not attracted to anyone, but then he asks a mutual friend for her number and they go on a super cute (“Did they make the music louder?” “No, you just got older”), albeit slightly awkward date.
With last week’s Australian streaming service Stan announcing a follow up to their “Wolf Creek” series, the television expansion to Greg McLean’s terrifying and terrific outback Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) horror anthology.
In “Bad Boys” Joe Pantoliano’s Captain Howard is in the process of berating Detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) after Miami Dade Police Department has been robbed of seized drugs. He says: “Just do what you do; only faster.” That’s the exact pep talk that you imagine Mark Gatiss and Stephan Moffatt having with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as they return to Baker Street for the fourth series of “Sherlock.”
I am super familiar with this film, when I was younger, my grandmother had it on VHS and I would watch it, rewind and watch it again and repeat several times over until she got jack of it and intervened. This is the first time I’ve re-watched as an adult and I have to say, it’s a very hard watch, due to old mate at the forefront.