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Ladies In Black : putting color into Sydney in the 1950’s

  Veteran Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) has evidently taken some 25 years to adapt the the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John to the screen.  The result is a decidedly old-fashioned comedy drama that highlights the gentle world of Sydney in 1959 with just a hint of a message about the settlement … Continue reading

Lady Bird

Lady Bird thankfully is nothing to do with the wife of the 39th President of the United States, but is the self-given name of a feisty 17 year Sacramento girl who is finishing her final year in High School.  The year is 2002 and Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) is constantly being reminded of how grateful … Continue reading

Lady Macbeth

Filmmaker William Oldroyd’s debut feature is a stunning Victorian dark period drama adapted from Russian writer Nikola Leskov’s 1865 novella Lady Macbeth of Mitsensk. Relocated to a remote part of the British northern countryside it is the compelling tale of how a reluctant teenage bride took matters into her own hands to re-shape her destiny … Continue reading

LAGGIES

29 year old Megan is never going to grow up. Although armed with a degree in Counselling she only works the odd day twirling an advertising board in the street for her over-indulgent accountant father. She lives with her soppy dull-as-dishwater high school boyfriend and has the same tight circle of friends she’s had for … Continue reading

L'AMOUR FOU

The best part of this disappointing mish-mash of a film is the opening sequence which is footage of Yves St Laurent announcing to the world that he is about to retire. In a highly dramatic speech that he stumbles through in which, amongst other things, he confesses to the demons (drink and drugs) he has … Continue reading

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