Facts take a backseat to melodrama in story of history's silent observer.
'We have no tolerance for politics at the White House," Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) is warned his first day on the job as butler to the president. That kind of perverse logic forms part of the atmosphere in The Butler, Lee Daniels’s effective...
Aussie director separates fact from fiction among the projects he’s developing.
Whenever you read about Bruce Beresford being named as the director of an upcoming film, there's roughly a 50 per cent chance that he's actually involved. The veteran director of Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy and Mao's Last Dancer is ...
Home truths abound in French boomer dramedy.
And If We All Lived Together? had me thinking about the way age and aging is depicted in the movies. It can be grimly tragic or wackily comic and sometimes a clear-eyed celebration of family bonds. Behind all these story shapes lies the notion...
Worthy doco lacks original angle.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 'I looked that film up in the festival guide," my roommate told me when I returned from a screening of Miss Representation, 'and when I read the description and I thought, 'OK, I get it. I don’t think I need to see it now...
Jennifer Lopez plays Charlie Cantilini who at last has met the man of her dreams Dr Kevin Fields, Michael Vartan. Unfortunately his mother Viola, Jane Fonda, is not happy that her baby has found the love of his life. A renowned news anchor...