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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Great to see you working your way through some obscure Australian titles Ves. I must admit that I haven't ( yet ) seen any of them.

    I will mention though that an Australian film titled Gurrumul  that you mentioned in April as seeing I have viewed at an art house cinema at Leichhardt a Sydney suburb and thought it was excellent.


    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Thanks Lawrence.
    I make it a point to see as many Australian films as I can.
    Unfortunately they dont get much of a run at the cinemas and even then with small kids its a challenge to get there.
    So I try to watch or at least record them whenever they are on TV.
    I find that the numerous free to air channels do runs of aussie films but at obscure and inconvenient times, so I find recording and watching back later easiest.
    Then my biggest challenge is finding time to watch them, which is usually late at night on the weekends when the girls are in bed.

    Gurrumul was just wonderful!  He was a beautiful human being.
    I have a feeling you will quite enjoy Charlie's Country.  Of the latest lot I've watched, it would be my pick.  But I am a bit biased towards David Gulpilil, I think he is just wonderful!
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    theartofmovieposters said:

    Thanks Lawrence,
    I have a feeling you will quite enjoy Charlie's Country.  Of the latest lot I've watched, it would be my pick.  But I am a bit biased towards David Gulpilil, I think he is just wonderful!

    I agree 100% with your comment about David Gulpilil being wonderful. He always commands the screen and I have held him in high esteem ever since I first saw his performance in Walkabout many years ago.

    I have now added Charlie's Country to a long list of films to chase up and hopefully to view in the future.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    I have just watched episode two of eight of Perry Mason, the 2020 HBO mini series. If you were a fan of the original television series this effort may not agree with you. In a word - dark. 
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Cinemas in Sydney are reopening  tomorrow. I just had a look at the programmes on offer at my local Event Cinemas, and apart from a couple of new titles that in pre Covid-19 would have most likely have had limited and mainly arthouse bookings, the majority of to films be screened  are from when the closedown of cinemas happened or even further back that that.The titles available tomorrow include  Jojo Rabbit, The Invisible Man, Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody, Little Women and Jumangi: The Next Level. I am sure the majoriity of regular cinemagoers have already seen these films that had lengthy runs or had decided not to see them when they first came out.

    Don't hold on to the belief that you will  be able to see the new James Bond film No Time To Die or any other blockbusters anytime soon I would suggest.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:


    Cinemas in Sydney are reopening  tomorrow. I just had a look at the programmes on offer at my local Event Cinemas, and apart from a couple of new titles that in pre Covid-19 would have most likely have had limited and mainly arthouse bookings, the majority of to films be screened  are from when the closedown of cinemas happened or even further back that that.The titles available tomorrow include  Jojo Rabbit, The Invisible Man, Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody, Little Women and Jumangi: The Next Level. I am sure the majoriity of regular cinemagoers have already seen these films that had lengthy runs or had decided not to see them when they first came out.

    Don't hold on to the belief that you will  be able to see the new James Bond film No Time To Die or any other blockbusters anytime soon I would suggest.

    I think that most studios have pulled their new releases until things settle and they are likely to get an audience some decent returns.  Hence i think just about all cinemas will be doing re-runs of one kind or another.



    Opal Dream

    A sweet movie, better than I thought.
    A little girls imaginary friends change her families lives.
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Tudawali
    The story of the life of Robert Tudawali, who played Jedda.
    Knew nothing about him, and I see so many parallels with the great Gulpilil.
    The film itself doesn't age the best, but enough in there to keep you interested.
    Ernie Dingo....probably the best I have seen him perform in a role.
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited July 4
    Kids are at grandparents for a sleep over, day off work yesterday and all chores done by mid morning.
    Rainy and cold outside, so I took the opportunity to knock over a few more films I had lined up to watch.



    Swinging Safari.
    Bloody hilariouos!
    Growing up in the 70s with parents like these was tough!
    Great story, well told, wonderfully acted...and all the 70s references and products were awesome.
    A trip down memory lane.  It even brought the other half out from his hidy hole and we laughed the whole way.
    Highly recommended.


    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri was on the telly last night and one I've wanted to catch.
    McDormand is a powerhouse as usual.
    Harrelson was a real surprise.  His movie choices of late that I have seen have all been wonderful!  Outstanding in this one too.
    Rockwell was amazing, so I can understand all the awards.
    Overall a good movie - the one liners are a killer.
    Her scene with the priest was gold!
    My only issue with this one is the redemption of Dixon.
    I get it...I get why, but I think it could have been handled differently.
    The first half of the film definately has a different feel to the second.



    Finished off with Felony
    I am a huge fan of Edgerton, and this is one he wrote as well as starred in.
    This was a good solid film.
    Good cops, bad cops, corrupt cops and the fine lines between them all.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited July 4
    theartofmovieposters said:



    Swinging Safari.
    Bloody hilariouos!
    Growing up in the 70s with parents like these was tough!
    Great story, well told, wonderfully acted...and all the 70s references and products were awesome.
    A trip down memory lane.  It even brought the other half out from his hidy hole and we laughed the whole way.
    Highly recommended.
    I haven't seen Swinging Safari yet but will look out for it on Foxtel. I was going to see it at the cinema but didn't end up getting there. There is some history behind the name of this film.

    ''The original title, "Flammable Children", was a sticking point with the film's backers who were worried it would be perceived as a horror film. However writer/director, Stephan Elliott, stuck to his guns on the matter. The film was on it's final stages (with even a title card) when the Grenfell Tower fire happened in the UK tragically taking the lives of many children, Elliot relented and the title was changed for most territories although some countries still retain the original title.'' ( IMDB ).


     Advance Australian advertising poster promoting Flammable Children before the late title change to Swinging Safari happened.There ia a Flammable Children trailer from West End Films with foreign subtitles available to view on youtube 

     My previous February 2018 comment on this thread regarding Three Billboards Ourside Ebbing, Missouri is as follows -. ''What can I say about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Wow springs to mind. The performances of Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson  and Sam Rockwell are great with Frances and Sam front runners to win Oscars this year. A brilliant film.''

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    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I didn't know that about Swinging Safari!
    The original titles makes alot of sense once you've seen the film!

    Re 3 Billboards, do you recall your thoughts on the transformation of Rockwell's character?
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    I didn't know that about Swinging Safari!
    The original titles makes alot of sense once you've seen the film!

    Re 3 Billboards, do you recall your thoughts on the transformation of Rockwell's character?
    I viewed this film about two and a half years ago and I believe I had thought at the time the transformation you refer to was a little out of kilter and the ending a little abrupt as well. On saying this though, they were only very minor in the overall scheme of things in an otherwise first rate film.

    Talking of transformations one of my alltime favourite films is John Ford's classic western The Searchers. The one little problem from when I first viewed it up to today, is the instant transformation of John Wayne's Ethan character on the finding  of Natalie Wood's character at the very end of the film. Is this just me or does anyone else think the same? 
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Yeah I know, I am very slow with watching all the movies :)
    Interesting that you thought the same as I did.

    I haven't seen The Searchers, so I can't comment on that one...am sure someone will chime in.



    Another aussie film ticked off the list
    Bullets for the Dead
    ...Zombies...I mean, urgh
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

    Another aussie film ticked off the list
    Bullets for the Dead
    ...Zombies...I mean, urgh
    In your quest to see as many Aussie films as you can you must be prepared to view the good, the bad and the ugly ones as well as the great ones.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Ok, so took a break from all the aussie tonight.



    San Demetrio, London
    I must say not usually my thing and I didn't expect much but love the poster (obviously).
    What a wonderful film.
    Enjoyed this one very much.



    In The Loop

    Laughed my butt off!
    So much swearing.
    I love all the back room conversations and shenanigans.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.



    Finished up with Brighton Rock
    Have bits and pieces of this a few times, but finally enjoyed it in one go.
    Wowee.  Wonderful film...Stunning performances.
    That ending!

    Where the feck are the aussie posters?


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