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FILM REVIEW: Beautiful Boy (2018)

Based on the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy portrays a family’s ordeal with drug addiction with grace. Not to be confused with the 2010 film of the same name which focused on the parents of a mass shooter, the title does similarly refer to a well-loved child who hit rock bottom despite support. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Beautiful Boy (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: Freeheld

Freeheld (Peter Sollett, 2015)

It’s easy to criticise the US what with its ridiculous gun laws, extreme conservatives, and woeful healthcare system, but Freeheld reminds us of something that they have finally managed to get right, while Australia languishes embarrassingly behind. Based on Cynthia Wade’s 2007 Oscar winning short documentary of the same name, Freeheld concerns a key moment in the road to marriage equality, with an individual focus. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Freeheld

Oscar 2015 Predictions

Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions

FILM REVIEW: Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller, 2014)

Ignore the title – this has nothing to do with foxes. And don’t be turned off when you hear this is a film about wrestlers. Foxcatcher is a captivating film based on a true story about a disturbed philanthropist, made by a very talented director and featuring some phenomenal performances – all boxes ticked! Bring it! Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Foxcatcher