Review: Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black is a 2018 Australian film that feels like the 1959 Sydney it depicts with loving detail. It was a time of great change. The story of change is told through the eyes of the ladies in black who worked in Goode’s Department store.

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Review: An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is based on a well-known play by J.B. Priestley set in 1912 England. This is the 3rd movie version of the story, beautifully directed this time by Aisling Walsh. It’s a BBC production, available in the U.S. on Prime Video.

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Review: The Daughter

The Daughter is an Australian tragedy. It boasts a terrific cast. The film is based on The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen. Director Simon Stone worked on a production of The Wild Duck for the stage and reworked the story into The Daughter for this film.

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Review: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben). With that kind of star power, I thought I’d give it a try. It was solidly average, but good enough to watch all the way through.

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Review: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

When I saw the trailer for Iceland’s Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) I thought it looked good. When I saw the actual film I was surprised and delighted by it. It’s a little bit of magic with a powerful message. Beware, there are a couple of spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo)

The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang Ngarmo) explores the plight of Tibet and Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, India through the story of one woman. Dolkar (Tenzin Dolker) made the difficult trek from Tibet to India at age 8. She is now 26.

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Review: Elisa y Marcela

The slow paced Elisa and Marcela (Elisa y Marcela) left me with a lot of questions. Many of them relate to the lost parts of this tale, which was based on a true story. You can watch this Spanish language love story on Netflix.

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Review: Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a personal journey by Merata Mita’s youngest son through his groundbreaking mother’s life as a filmmaker.

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Review: In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah)

In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah) comes from Spain. It’s a classic, true to the genre, romantic comedy. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Despite Everything (A pesar de todo)

Despite Everything (A pesar de todo) is a Netflix Spanish language drama about 4 sisters. It’s a lightweight plot, but an interesting look at the relationship of the sisters.

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