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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020 the movie)

the personal history of david copperfield (2020 the movie)
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Originally this much loved, classic Charles Dickens novel set in Victorian England of 1840 was entitled The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery. Unlike the depressingly harsh storyline of his other novels such as Oliver Twist, this tale...

Motherless Brooklyn (2019) The Movie Review

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This neo-noir crime thriller based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem, is set in the 1950s. Written, directed, produced and starring Edward Norton (Fight Club, The Illusionist) draws its locations from the crime-ridden, very corruptible back street slums and...

The Letter For The King (2020 Netflix Original)

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With movie theatres and live venues in total shutdown, understandably just about everyone on the planet is turning to the internet for their fix of ‘iso-entertainment.’ For many, the house-bound confinement has presented the perfect opportunity to strengthen the family bond by watching a few...

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears – The Movie (2019)

miss fisher and the crypt of tears – the movie (2019)
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After thirty-four episodes across three seasons, the Australian made international television hit Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries based on the twenty Phryne Fisher novels written by Kerry Greenwood, has finally made it to the big screen in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. For those...

A Day At the Toy Fair

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By Sean J O'Kelly I recently visited  Melbourne Toy/Hobby& Licensing Fair at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Building (March 1st to 4th) Not open to the general public this incredible gathering of importers, manufacturers, distributors, and license holders displaying products from over 180 exhibitors and houses...

Jojo Rabbit Movie review 2019

jojo rabbit  (the movie review)  2020
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I initially resisted seeing this movie mainly because of my unfounded preconceived idea that it was nothing more than a silly comedy about World War Two in Nazi Germany. Wrong!! This Best Adapted Screenplay winner at the 2020 Academy Awards,  is a skilfully presented black comedy/historical...

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2020

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We recently attended the launch of the fourth MWFF Melbourne Women Film Festival at the Melbourne Capital Theatre. This year’s festival is entitled Stories In Colour and the featured film for the opening night was Vai. Promoted as a portmanteau feature film, it consists of...

EMMA – The Movie (2020)

emma – the movie (2020)
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This recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel is certainly not what I expected.  Having never read the book, I always (mistakenly) considered this to be a tale tailored for young girls. I was wrong.  Set in the class divided Georgian/Regency-era of the early1800 England,...

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities …….. a preview of a spectacular Cirque du Soleil event

kurios – cabinet of curiosities          a preview of a spectacular cirque du soleil event
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Under the guidance of its founder Guy Laliberte, a humble ensemble of street performers in Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, consisting of only 20 performers, then known as 'Le Club des talons hauts'  (The High Heels Club)  gradually gained a reputation for intriguing and feeding the imagination....

Parasite – The Movie (2019 – Korean language with English subtitles)

parasites – the movie  (2019 – korean language with english subtitles)
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“With No plan – Nothing can go wrong”. To call this film different or even original would be an absolute understatement. Traditionally foreign language films are delegated to a short run art-house release or hidden amongst the selections in a film festival.  But this critically acclaimed...