Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Reader

'The Reader' was full of surprises for me. Films can really challenge you sometimes and this was full of challenges for me. My favourite review was from Peter Galvin on Filmink. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it was an experience to watch.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I had no idea what Hancock was about. My partner picked it. I really enjoyed it. It's about a 'superhero' with a big publicity problem. There were some obvious things going on in it, yet the twist totally took me by surprise. I enjoyed it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Boat That Rocked

'The Boat That Rocked' is a film I know I will watch again. I viewed it on DVD this week and even the deleted scenes were enjoyable. It is based on an era in the late 60s when pirate radio stations brought music to the UK. It was a comedy with lots of great music and a rebellious spirit. I enjoyed it. For a variety of reviews, check out Rotten Tomatoes.

I want the The Boat that Rocked soundtrack.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Martian Child

John Cusack is great in this film. I expected more comedy, it was funny, but not in the way I expected. It was a touching story about a science fiction writer, grieving for his wife, who adopts a kid who thinks he's from Mars. A perfect match. It's also a great story that questions 'Is it good to be like everyone else?'. Just what I needed today.

There are many beautiful moments in this film. I loved it.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My Year Without Sex

An Australian film that was a total pleasure to watch and amused me for days. It's full of funny and yet touching moments. This is Sarah Watt's second feature film and I will certainly be watching everything she makes having also enjoyed her first 'Look Both Ways'. I enjoy her characters and the warmth of her exposure of every day life. Some of my favourite moments are just little moments in the film such as in the call centre when the guy on the phone is trying to convince the customer that he's in Australia. It's fully of insights into our modern lives. I highly recommend this film. The actors are great, especially Matt Day, very likeable.

A great soundtrack with some of my favourites such as The Audreys and Little Birdy tracks.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Create an Ad Competition

I am getting a few emails from various sources about competitions and rather than forward them to all the past students interested in this kind of thing, I will put them here and those interested can get them.

So the latest is to make a Doritos ad and win $20 000.

Details here.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Burn After Reading

Disappointing... I love Cohen Brothers.

Whilst it received some favourable review, one of my favourite reviewers David Denby sums up what I felt about it. Could be due to my expectations!