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Cinema in Perth #19

THE WEEK’S REVIEWS:

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL:TRUTH TO POWER – Opens AUG 10

Director: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

2017/USA/98min/Classified PG

Eleven years after the documentary The Inconvenient Truth brought the hard truths about climate change to to the fore, Former US Vice President Al Gore returns with the follow up film An Inconvenient Sequel.

The film follows Gore as he travels the world spreading the word. He refers to himself as a “recovering politician” but it is clear […]

By | 2017-08-11T14:56:32+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #18

THE WEEK’S REVIEWS:

THE TRIP TO SPAIN from Aug 3 – Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Director: Michael Winterbottom. A surprisingly enjoyable film, in the tradition of their previous trips – through Italy and Britain.

RATING: 3 out of 5

WIND RIVER – Opens Aug 10 – Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker), Elizabeth Olsen. Oscar-nominated Taylor Sheridan, who wrote both the acclaimed Sicario and the simply magnificent Hell or High Water makes his directorial debut with another Cannes award winner […]

By | 2017-08-03T21:36:52+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #16

THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:

 

DUNKIRK – Opened July 20th
WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight, Interstellar);
CAST: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh.

The Evacuation of Dunkirk was a spectacular piece of luck for the British Army, very early in World War II. It was May 26th, 1940, and after being routed and pushed back by the advancing Germans, some 400,000 Brits had their backs to the Channel and no hope of escape. Then the German […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:23+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #15

THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:

THE BEGUILED – Opened July 13.
DIRECTED BY: Sophia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
CAST: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, (Hidden Figures, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Spiderman series), Elle Fanning (20th Century Women, The Neon Demon) Angourie Rice (AUSSIE ALERT! Jasper Jones).

Based on the novel A Painted Devil by Thomas Cullinan

Classified M

Running time 94min

During the American Civil War, an injured Union solder finds refuge in an all-female boarding school.

The school is run by Miss […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:29+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #14

THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:

MY COUSIN RACHEL – Now showing.
DIRECTED BY: Roger Michell (Notting Hill)
CAST: Sam Claflin (Their Finest, Hunger Games), Rachel Weisz (Enemy At The Gates, Denial, The Light Between Oceans).
WRITTEN BY: Daphne DuMaurier, adapted for screen by Roger Michell
Young, 19th century country gentleman, Philip Ashley (Claflin), was orphaned and raised by his beloved cousin and guardian Ambrose, on the large Cornish estate that would become his on his 25th birthday. Beset by persistent illness a few […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:35+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #13

THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:
LADY MACBETH

Opened Thursday, June 29TH   

CAST: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Christopher Fairbank, Naomi Ackie

 Set in 19th century rural England, Katherine (Pugh) is a sweet young lass, betrothed to a man she doesn’t know, the cold, selfish and inattentive heir of a minor local aristocrat, Boris (Fairbank).

Neglected and left to languish interminably on her own while husband and his father are away, each on their own travels, Katherine finds her maid, Anna (Ackie) and other servants she […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:42+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #12

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER: Suzanne Worner

INTRO: Suzanne studied Art and Design, majoring in film and television at the (then) Perth Technical College and worked in broadcasting, with Channel Ten in Perth and Sydney and subsequently over 20 years with the ABC, most recently as a production manager for ABC News here in Perth. Since 2011 Suzanne has also indulged her passion for cinema, working for the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, initially overseeing communications for the festival and […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:47+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #11

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER: Alex von Hofmann
Alex studied Multimedia Design at Curtin University: where his passion for film moved him to develop his own projects. Receiving funding through ScreenWest, in 2009 Alex completed the short film La Serena, winning the IF People’s Choice Award the same year at the West Australian Screen Awards. The film also enjoyed a modest festival run.2009: Alex wrote and directed a LINK funded short film called Tinglewood and was nominated for Best Director, while […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #10

 CHURCHILL

Season starts Thursday, June 8th  

CAST: Bran Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery.

It is June 1944, some 57 years before a 2002 poll named him as the Greatest Briton of All Time. Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill (Cox) known as “Winnie”, or “Win-win” to his devoted wife Clementine (Richardson) is nearly 70 years old.

He has been instrumental in maintaining his nation’s morale throughout the dark years of the London Blitz and been at the forefront of Allied battle plans that have […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:36:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|

Cinema in Perth #9

WILSON

Season starts Thursday, May 25th  Advance screenings (Luna) Fri May 19th – Sun 21st

CAST: Woody Harrelson (True, Detective, Hunger Games, The People Versus Larry Flint, Cheers), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart), Judy Greer, Isabella Amara.

Craig Johnson, who blessed the world with his warmly bizarre tale that united Kirsten Wiig and Bill Hader as The Skeleton Twins, is back with the […]

By | 2017-07-29T10:37:06+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Movie Reviews, The Afternoon Show|