Tag Archives: Judy Davis

November 17

The Dance of Death – Judy Davis draws the Kierkegaard out of Strindberg. (Theatre Review)

The Dance of Death Belvoir Theatre 10 November to 23 December You can grab your tickets here. Images: Lisa Tomasetti Just as great Norwegian artists of the late nineteenth century (Ibsen, Jornson and Munch) were deeply influenced by the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, so we see his breath all over August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death. […]

November 04

The Dressmaker – Jocelyn Moorehouse makes an almost perfect film. (Film review)

If it is true that there is a crises in film criticism over the way females and female-centric films are judged, and it is, then it is also true that this can be used against male-centric critics when properly assessing those films that are ticket purchase worthy. The Dressmaker is a classic example of this poorly […]

September 17

Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen and Cate Blanchett make ugly lovely. (Film Review)

Make no mistake, I like Woody Allen films – but that’s a little like saying “I’m not racist, some of my best friends are black” because it can seem like an apologist statement on its own. One of my favorite films is Husbands and Wives, even with the rabid stealing from Bergman’s Scenes from a […]

To Rome with Love – Woody Allen and the whistle-stop tour does Italy

Is it my imagination, or has Woody Allen finally grown up? Vicky Christina Barcelona teeterd on the past and the future for him, Midnight in Paris was a refreshing look at a great director, not back in form, but using his wit and wisdom to create something fresh, and now with To Rome with Love we have […]

The Eye of The Storm – sex and molestation for those over 55.

Review: The Eye of the Storm Like most Australians, I haven’t read any Patrick White. You see, it’s complicated for us. Australia suffers from the worst cultural cringe of almost any Western Nation (something our close neighbours the New Zealanders take great pleasure in observing) and to have an Australian awarded a Nobel “for an […]