LADIES IN BLACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bruce Beresford Stars: Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond,  Suzie Porter, Alison McGirr, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Nicholas Hammond, Vincent Perez, Luge Pegler, Celia Massingham.   Sydney, summer of 1959, is the setting for this feel good local romantic drama that plays out against a backdrop of great change to the social fabric of Australia in the post WWII era. Goodes is the major fashionable department store in Sydney, catering to high end women’s fashion. Sixteen-year old Lisa Miles Continue reading

SUMMER CODA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Gray Stars: Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Angus Sampson, Suzie Porter, Jackie Weaver. Debutante writer/director Richard Gray was the runner-up in the Australian version of the Project Greenlight competition, in which the winner received $1 million towards his film. However, since that disappointment, Gray has been able to secure funding to finally bring his vision to the screen. The result is Summer Coda, a beautiful and elegaic but disappointing romantic drama set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mildura. With its Continue reading