Tag Archives: comedy

May 23

The Hangover 3 – What’s not to love? (film review)

I saw The Hangover part three earlier this week.  I took a demographically appropriate eighteen year old white male along with me, and he laughed all the way through, as did all the people around me, and claimed the film to be an almighty success by the end. As for me, I laughed also and for […]

Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir (Antenna Documentary Film Festival)

I spent a delightful 62 minutes with Sigrídur Níelsdóttir a woman dubbed Grandma Lo-Fi at the Sydney documentary film festival recently. This is a gorgeous documentary about an enormously charming woman, who also happens to be – as she describes herself – filled with music. At the age of 70, Sigrídur Níelsdóttir decided to start her recording […]

SFF: Play it like Godard – Jonathan Zaccaï pokes fun at precociousness

One thing I just have to say before I went to the film last night, is how bloody AMAZING the Vivid Sydney festival is.  I Haven’t been to this festival before – despite its review as one of the top ten festivals in the world in the Guardian and despite its being a ten minute train […]

Film – Samuel Beckett takes to the flicks.

I watched a wonderful short film tonight. A man is running through the streets.  he is spotted by a couple and recoils at the sight of them, running on past. The couple are shocked to see him. he runs on, till finally he reaches the door of a room. At the door he takes his […]

Fox and his Friends – Fassbinder on sex

Well!  What an interesting film! I completed Fox and his Friends on the weekend – I’m on a bit of a Fassbinder ‘thing’ at the moment, having ADORED Beware of a Holy Whore a few weeks back. This film is a little more difficult to dissect, even though Beware of a Holy Whore is a […]

FFF: Paris-Manhattan review

I saw this little flick tonight at the French film Festival. OK – It’s not the Charlotte Rampling documentary, nor is the final night screening of Francois Truffaut’s The Last Metro (how much do you think I can’t wait for THAT one!!) but it was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. […]