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FILM REVIEW: Holding the Man

Holding the Man (Neil Armfield, 2015)

It’s a difficult task to make a film that while tragic, is full of so many moments of beauty and joy. But that’s exactly what Neil Armfield has done in Holding the Man. Based on Timothy Conigrave’s memoir of the same name (which later became a critically acclaimed and much loved play), the film details the fifteen year relationship between Tim (Ryan Corr) and his partner John Caleo (Craig Stott), from their initial attraction in high school, through their university years, and their battle with the AIDS virus. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Holding the Man

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FILM REVIEW: The Book Thief

The Book Thief (Brian Percival, 2013)

You may have seen the trailer for The Book Thief which practically screams “GIVE US AN OSCAR! THERE’S NAZI GERMANY, PROMISES OF INSPIRATION, A JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE, AND GEOFFREY RUSH! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!” (In the end its only nomination was for best original score – after all, it is John Williams). The Book Thief looks and sounds beautiful, but ultimately I was a little disappointed with the end result. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Book Thief