Entries from October 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

On Chesil Beach

 
When I received the brochure for the Cunard British Film Festival 2017, one title jumped at me: On Chesil Beach. I remember buying the book when it was released in 2007, …


Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Brigsby Bear

 
What happens if you’re kidnapped as a child, and that the method used to educate you by your captors ends up bewitching you and consuming you to your adult life?
This …


Saturday, October 14th, 2017

The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher)

 
At the end of a very satisfying Adelaide Film Festival, I watched The Cakemaker (Der Kuchenmacher) – a German-Israeli co-production, directed by Ofir Raul Graizer. The Cakemaker tells a story of Thomas (Tim …


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Wonderstruck

 
The fourth movie in my Adelaide Film Festival  line-up is Wonderstruck. The drawcards of this movie for me are the director, Todd Haynes and the leading actress, Julianne Moore. I have only seen one …


Monday, October 9th, 2017

Loving Vincent

 
Earlier this year, my wife and I joined a walking tour around Montmartre, Paris – the guide mentioned about the apartment where Vincent and his brother Theo used to live …


Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The Lovers

 
My second movie from the Adelaide Film Festival lineup is The Lovers – directed by Azazel Jacobs; a big departure from my first selection (Human Flow). The movie is about a …


Friday, October 6th, 2017

Human Flow

 
The biannual Adelaide Film Festival is here and it’s an exciting time for movie lovers in Adelaide. I bought a pass for five movies, and I selected Human Flow as my personal …