Rousing and convincing, despite its flaws
It feels like women have started shouting again. Women in Hollywood, women in Australian film, women in workplaces of all kinds who want equal opportunities and equal pay are shouting that the statistics are dismal and we’ve got so far to go. It...
Holiday ham.
It must have looked good on paper: Meryl Streep as the bitter, paranoid, pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston; Julia Roberts as Violet’s control-freak eldest daughter Barbara; Ewan McGregor as Barbara’s philandering husband Bill; the always...
Old lovers' fresh start has the smarts.
Once upon a time, I pitched a treatment for a horror film to Hollywood’s Asian remake king, Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, Shutter), and he gave me an interesting response that has prompted many a cynical smile. Rather than criticise the...