Canberra International Film Festival 26-28 October- click here for program details
Canberra has a fabulous programme, including The Third Man**(1949); Sunday Too Far Away(1975); Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (1936); El Cid**(1961); The Criminal**(1960); Shorts by Lee Whitmore – introduced by her, in person; and the doco Searching for Ingmar Bergman (2018). The spotlight is on Aussie cinematographer, Robert Krasker.**
(Mini) British Film Festival- click here for program details
NEW IN CINEMAS THIS WEEK
Backtrack Boys– Aussie doco about rebellious young blokes who avoid jail by befriending a jackaroo and his dog-jumping team.
Book Week– I endured 20 minutes of this new Aussie comedy about a bitter, jaded, middle-aged high school teacher/wannabe novelist, who is also, of course, a babe magnet.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda– doco about the Japanese composer of the title.
An Interview With God– Journalist Brendon Thwaites interviews a man who claims to be (the Christian concept of) God (David Strathairn)
Beautiful Boy– A family copes with the son’s addiction.
Ghost Stories– 3 spooky events investigated by a sceptical British professor (Andy Nyman).
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween– two youngsters accidentally bring a ventriloquist’s dummy to life, and it becomes Tony Abbott’s best friend.
Five Weddings– Romantic comedy-drama. An American journalist investigates the cultural mosaic of Bollywood weddings.
STILL IN CINEMAS:
Bad Times at the El Royale– talky pattern play. The secrets of some stereotypes are revealed in the first 20 minutes, followed by 2 hours of tedium.
PROBABLY NOT IN A CINEMA NEAR YOU, BUT WORTH TRACKING DOWN:
That’s Not Me (2017) A delightful Aussie comedy about sibling rivalry, starring and co-written by Alice Foulcher.