Film: The Farewell

Film: The Farewell

    The Farewell is a funny, touching film about a Chinese family who gather to celebrate the life of their much-loved grandmother, Nai Nai (a terrific Zhao Shuzhen). Nai Nai does not know she has been diagnosed with stage four cancer and been given just...
Books: My Name is not Peaseblossom

Books: My Name is not Peaseblossom

                                               Alexandra’s Choice Book: My Name is Not Peaseblossom   Author: Jackie French Balancing two different sides of life can be difficult. Peaseblossom – who would rather be known simply as Pete – certainly finds this to...
Hit Italian Film: Dogman

Hit Italian Film: Dogman

  Director Matteo Garrone has made a film about a diminutive and gentle man driven to violence by a criminal thug. It is based on a true story that drew national attention. Set in a dilapidated seaside town in Southern Italy Marcello (brilliantly acted by...
Film: The Nightingale

Film: The Nightingale

      Australian director Jennifer Kent, internationally acclaimed for her horror film The Babadook, has excelled herself with her latest offering: the beautiful and devastating The Nightingale. The film is set in cruel times, in Van Dieman’s Land in...
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