THE DRESSMAKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Stars: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Shane Jacobson, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Gibney, Barry Otto, Gyton Grantley, James MacKay, Genevieve Picot, Julia Blake, Terry Norris, Sacha Horler, Alison Whyte, Mark Leonard Winter. "I'm back, you bastards." With those words, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage (Kate Winslet) steps off a bus and returns to her home town of Dungatar, a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. Twenty five years ago she was driven out of town Continue reading

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T S SPIVET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Dominique Pinon, Richard Jutras, Jakob Davies. Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is something of a mouthful of a name. But then again T S Spivet (played by newcomer Kyle Catlett) is not your normal 10 year old boy. A precocious genius from a rather unusual and eccentric family that live on a farm in the American midwest, T S has an interest in cartography and inventing things. His father (Callum Keith Rennie) wanted to be a cowboy, but was Continue reading

THE EYE OF THE STORM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fred Schepisi Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, John Gaden, Alexandra Schepisi, Helen Morse, Robyn Nevin, Maria Theodorakis. This visually rich and literate adaptation of Patrick White’s novel marks Fred Schepisi’s first Australian film since Evil Angels, over 20 years ago. Written in 1973, White’s novel was an exploration of class issues in Australian society in the early 70’s, but much of it still seems relevant today. Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling, in fine form) is the imperious, Continue reading