Cine Latino Film Festival continues. Visit the Festival website www.cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au
Strange Colours (2017) - Young Milena (Kate Cheel) visits her ailing pa (Daniel P. Jones) in Lightning Ridge, and gets to know the local community of opal miners and other escapees from “normal” society. (Previously mentioned on Film Alert 101 if you click here and here and again here
The Children Act (2017) - Judge Emma Thompson wrestles with a crumbling marriage and a court case involving a teenager who’s refusing a blood transfusion on medical grounds. Based on a novel by Ian McEwan.
Robin Hood – Taron Egerton wears the green tights; Jamie Foxx is Little John; Eve Hewson is Marian, and Ben Mendelsohn is the Sheriff.
I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story – based on actual events, I think.
The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms - a young girl (Mackenzie Foy) has an adventure in a world of mice and gingerbread soldiers. Not based on actual events.
ON THE TELLY
Monday 10.15pm and Tuesday 1.45 pm on Fox Classics: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – in Mexico, three gold prospectors (Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston) form an uneasy alliance. Directed by John Huston.
Wednesday 12.15 pm 9Gem: The Man in the White Suit (1951) - a brilliant, satirical Ealing comedy, about a single-minded scientist (Alec Guiness), who creates a fabric that never gets dirty or wears out. For once, both management and unions want to suppress it. Some of the finest British character actors are at the top of their form, (Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker) as is co-writer/director Alexander Mackendrick.