Review: The Dressmaker

Since 2015, when it was released, I’ve waited to see The Dressmaker. It had everything. A female director (Jocelyn Moorhouse). It’s based on a novel by a female writer (Rosalie Ham). It stars Kate Winslet and the wonderful Judy Davis. Continue reading “Review: The Dressmaker”

Watch This: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer

I know I’m really late with this. Everyone has probably seen it already. But I couldn’t let the trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 “We March Together” go unacknowledged.

With President Snow (Donald Sutherland) being his most menacing and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) being her most heroic, Mockingjay Part 2 promises an epic final battle in this epic film series with its pointed commentary on modern life.

Katniss is leading the attack on Panem with an army from District 13 behind her. Her two closest supporters, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) Gale (Liam Hemsworth), are right there with her.

The film will release on November 20, 2015, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday crowds and should be a huge hit. Another female-led blockbuster can’t be anything but good news.

Watch This: Trailer for The Dressmaker

First previews for The Dressmaker were released this week. The film stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and the rather awesome Judy Davis. It’s set in Australia and looks to involve high fashion, old mysteries, revenge, and some potential action between the two lead characters.

Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in a scene from The Dressmaker
Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in a scene from The Dressmaker

Based on a novel by Rosalie Ham, the screenplay was written by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who also directs. Sue Maslin is the producer.

The setting and photography seemed perfect in this two minute preview. It should be a beautiful film. It was filmed on location in Australia. I haven’t read the book, but the story is that there are rumors that Tilly (Winslet) killed a boy when she was 10 years old and she’s come home to care for her mother and deal with the gossip.