THE WEEK’S FESTIVAL
The ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL is in full swing across Australia. Check it out by clicking here
Talkie Talk has seen: Boys Cry/La Terra d’Abastanza (Damiano & Fabio D'Innocenzo) – about teenage youths from a dreary Rome suburb, who turn to crime. It’s okay, but you may have seen it done better in Gomorrah(2014). If you like elongated sequences of close-up noses and eyes, dull wide-shot discussions, and highly-strung biff; this is for you.
There’s also a 4k restoration of Sergio Leone’s horse opera A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
IN CINEMAS THIS WEEK
|Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice, Julia Ormond, Alison McGirr|
Ladies in Black
Ladies in Black– Beresford’s back with a comedy-drama set in a Sydney department store, circa 1959. Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice and Susie Porter. Score by maestro, Christopher Gordon.watch the trailer here
Ghosthunter – Aussie doco about “a real-life ghost hunter”.
A House with a Clock in its Walls– our Cate stars with Jack Black in a family fantasy about an orphan and a clock, which can end the world.
Johnny English Strikes Again – unfortunately.
I Am Paul Walker– doco about the short life of the fast-living actor of the title.
Smallfoot – an animated adventure from a Yeti’s point of view.
Qismat – a new Punjabi romantic comedy. Click on this YouTube link. Presenting the first video song for Kaun Hoyega from the upcoming Punjabi film 'Qismat'
Mandy – Nicholas Cage tries to keep his hair on after a religious sect executes his beloved.
Golden Job – Hong Kong heist by the young and dangerous.
ON THE TELLY
Tuesday 18th 10am Fox Classics: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) – noir melodrama in which the sins of Barbara Stanwyck’s past return to haunt her. Also starring Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott and Aussie Judith Anderson. Wild score by Miklos Rozsa.
Tuesday 1210pm 9 Gem: Poor Cow: Ken Loach’s first feature film about a misguided, single mum (Carol White). Shot in Eastmancolour, doco-style, by Tony Imi; it was a landmark for “alternative” cinema, in that it was released in mainstream cinemas (mainly due to its “controversial” subject matter.)