Sunday 16 September 2018

Talkie Talk #29 - Adam Bowen alerts to the Italian Film Festival, the week's new releases and a rare TV sighting of an early Ken Loach POOR COW

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.

Sergio Leone
There’s also a 4k restoration of Sergio Leone’s horse opera A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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 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. 

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 GemPoor 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.)

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