NOT: Samson and Delilah, Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton

Oh Lord. Samson and Delilah was a long, depressing and earnestly worthy film about two Aboriginal kids leaving their isolated community, losing their way (literally and metaphorically) then finding their way home again (literally and metaphorically). The movie was framed by the harsh, bright heat lamps of the outback and filled with dust, dirt and […]

HOT: Elegy, Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

I’ve renewed respect for Penelope Cruz ever since her scene-stealing performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and of course Ben Kingsley was Ghandi – so Elegy already had the signs of a quality film. An adaptation of a Philip Roth novel, the story mainly follows the relationship between cultural critic David Kepesh (Kingsley) and his young […]

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