Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley’s ‘Possible’ Top 3 #SydFilmFest 2017 Recommendations
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.
First Impressions of “Patriot”
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.
Bow Down and Worship "American Gods" (2017): Reviewing Episodes One to Four
“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.
"I don't dream of Hollywood at all." An interview with Rebecca Zlotowski (Director of "Planetarium")
"I don’t dream of Hollywood at all."
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.
#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 11: ENOUGH SAID (2013)
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.
Spoiler Filled Thoughts on "Sherlock" Series Four
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.”
#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 9: WHAT WOMEN WANT (2000) Review
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.
#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 6: NOW AND THEN (1995) REVIEW
Now and Then was literally the film of my childhood. I was OBSESSED with the friendship and adventures of the four young women, Samantha (Gaby Hoffmann), Roberta (Christina Ricci), Teeny (Thora Birch) and Chrissy (Ashleigh Aston-Moore). The summer they spent together in 1970 was so wonderful and inspirational to my young mind, I thought they were the coolest girls ever.