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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The Light Between Oceans, Hacksaw Ridge, & Arrival

November releases included The Light Between Oceans, Arrival, and Hacksaw Ridge. While they’re all a little outside the desired window to have a clear shot at Oscar glory,  some of the best of the year were to be found here. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The Light Between Oceans, Hacksaw Ridge, & Arrival

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FILM REVIEW: The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015)

Arguably the biggest local film of the year, The Dressmaker is uniquely Australian, although its buzz is most likely in large part to its international star. Kate Winslet stars as Tilly Dunnage, a glamourous dressmaker who returns to her hometown of Dungatar to visit her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis). Here she is confronted by the small town mentality of the townsfolk who delight in petty gossip and false accusations following a childhood incident that resulted in Tilly’s departure several years earlier. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Dressmaker