Late 1980s Berlin was a frightening place to be and not just because of all the David Hasselhoff music. However, it is here in the beating heart of the Cold War and just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, that Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) an MI6 undercover Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Atomic Blonde”
Dendy Canberra is offering another fantastic opportunity to make some headway through my cinematic blindspot list by hosting a month-long celebration of the complete theatrical works, and more, from the acclaimed animation house Continue reading “CITY EAR // Celebrate Studio Ghibli”
Everyone has their own cinematic blindspots, and a big one for me is Akira Kurosawa, the giant of Japanese cinema. Though interestingly, as a friend of mine put it, ‘you have probably seen more Kurosawa than you realise’, as his work, initially influenced by Continue reading “CITY EAR // Essential Kurosawa”
Cate Shortland, the Australian director of the chillingly captivating Berlin Syndrome, shows us the darker side of one of the key Australian rites of passage – backpacking across Europe. It may well give you cause to reconsider what you plan to do on your gap year. Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Berlin Syndrome”
The opening few minutes of Danny Boyle’s introspective and retrospective T2 Trainspotting should come with a warning, but more on that later.
Surprisingly, Boyle’s first image is not in Scotland, but Amsterdam, where we see Renton (Ewan McGregor) pounding a treadmill, Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // T2 Trainspotting”