From once-secret art during post-war repression
To open appreciation of Tom's artistic expression.
Well-acted, but too safe/clean.
Pool party cops (subverting our assumed impression).
Time, loss and grief (with its profound feeling of sinking).
Watching, there were fluctuations in my thinking:
From 'I'm gonna cry. Where's my hankie?'
To 'Ugh, now this feels wanky.'
To me, a misstep: sheeted neighbour, with memory shrinking.
Here in the Civil War's South, seven women and girls reside. Enter wounded Corporal John, who otherwise would have died. Both dark and funny (an abundance of wit). Stunning performances. Gorgeously lit. Reflections on vengeance, survival, strength and pride....
Poitras' doco: at times uneven, but with moments of insight. In Assange (in turns, the darling of the left and then the right) We see a man full of (ego and) contradictions Who imposed eleventh hour restrictions. It feels like there's much more waiting to come to light....
A perfect film. Unforgettable, in ways most profound.
Beautiful story of two who are inexorably bound.
'they're ridiculous?': the best line.
Exquisite framing. Superb use of music and sound.
Ghost nets, pollution, over-fishing: we see how each harms Our precious oceans (which aren't infinite farms). Here are lessons re the drastic Consequences of plastic. A excellent doco. Depressing, but also an urgent call to arms....
Dubious methods; abuse of power (here, they're focal). Things get sticky when some parents are secretly vocal About this quid pro quo situation. A study in manipulation, And a thoughtful morality tale about corruption (local)....
An ambitious presentation (artistic ideas exchange). One lead actor, multiple characters (some quite strange). Costume, hair and make-up work: striking. Production design: also to my liking. A compelling showcase of Blanchett's impressive range....