IN CINEMAS THIS WEEK
CINEMA REBORN!at the Randwick Ritz Click here for Cinema Reborn's website or Click here to book tickets or check session times
Top End Wedding – Aussie comedy directed by Wayne Blair, starring Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee.
RocKabul (2018) – doco about an Aussie who helped create the first heavy metal band in war-torn Afghanistan.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) – a street magician searches for his biological dad, and has an eternal adventure. Barrie Pattison's review from the French Film Festival screenings is here
Long Shot– Seth Rogen meets his very first crush (Charlize Theron). She’s running for President of the USA. He becomes her speech writer.
Peppa Pig Festival of Fun – animated hi-jinks as Peppa and her pals dance in the mud and Vote Tony Out.
Eerie (2018) – Horror at a Catholic boarding school for girls (in other words, business as usual)
The Spanish Film Festival is screening now! Check sessions at the festival website
MOVIE MUSIC on 102.5 also streaming on finemusicfm.com
Saturday 19.00: A Fistful of Dollars (1964); Juliet of the Spirits (1965); For a Few Dollars More (1965); Shoot Loud…Louder…I Don’t Understand(1966); The Battle of Algiers (1966); The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966); The Taming of the Shrew (1967). (Much by Ennio Morricone, left)
ON THE TELLY
Monday 1.45pm Fox Classics: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) – the director’s cut. In 1900, some boarding schoolgirls, all dressed in white, disappear while on an outing. Hypnotic, mystic mystery; an Australian classic, directed by Peter Weir; cinematography: Russell Boyd. Not to be confused with a dire TV mini-series.
Monday 8.30pm & Tuesday Noon Fox Classics: The Deer Hunter (1978) – lengthy, slightly plodding but sincere portrait of the effect of the Vietnam war on a Pennsylvania steel-worker community. Robert de Niro, John Cazale, Meryl Streep.
This is a link to a terrific review published last year on the Film Alert 101 blog written by Eddie Cockrell Click here to read it.
Tuesday 10.35pm & Wednesday 2pm Fox Classics: The Gunfighter (1950) - plain, unflashy story of a retired gunman (Gregory Peck), who can’t escape his past. Setting, direction (Henry King) and monochrome photography (Arthur Miller) are spot on.
Wednesday 10.35pm & Thursday 2pm Fox Classics: The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974) Gripping, non-nonsense thriller, mostly set on the NYC subway. Stars Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Directed by Joseph Sargent; music by David Shire. Not to be confused with the limp re-make (2009).
Saturday 7pm 9 Gem: Lawrence of Arabia (1962); despite the small screen (and multiple commercial breaks), a handsome epic with lots to admire, although Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) comes across as a hero rather than a flesh and blood character.