Nicole Kidman

Lion Review

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the otherwise unapparent character emotions, close the film with a crowd inspiring speech. Roll credits. These sorts of stories are inspirational for a reason – they’re anomalies within the world ...[Read More]

Lion Producers and Distributors Launch #LionHeart Campaign to Help 80,000 Missing Children in India

Lion Producers and Distributors Launch #LionHeart Campaign to Help 80,000 Missing Children in India

Lion is a stunning, powerful film about the true story of Saroo Brierly who after a series of events was separated from his family. Dev Patel delivers a career best performance that is equally matched by new comer Sunny Pawar as the young Saroo. Both Bernadette and I thoroughly loved the film and can’t recommend it more. With that in mind, it’s great to hear that the producers of the f...[Read More]

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

It’s a bit of a somber episode this one as we cover a few sad films – specifically, Lion and I, Daniel Blake. And then we get a little sadder as we lament the end of President Obama’s running of America with a look at his and Michelle’s first date in Southside With You. There’s something strange about a body with not physical signs of death in The Autopsy of Jane Doe....[Read More]

43 – By the Sea, Mistress America, Force Majeure, The Secret in Their Eyes

43 – By the Sea, Mistress America, Force Majeure, The Secret in Their Eyes

In an attempt to write better Podcast episode summaries, I’ve decided to give a little bit more of a run down of what happens in each episode. I have no idea if people even read these things or not. Do you? I do sometimes. Most of the time I just hit play on the podcast and go right ahead into the audio glory that awaits. Is this episode further audio glory for the AB Film Review podcast? I ...[Read More]

Favourite & Forgotten Films with Challenging Female Characters.

Favourite & Forgotten Films with Challenging Female Characters.

Since Andrew and I started podcasting and sharing our opinions about movies I have found myself wandering through the canals of my movie experiences past, none more so than after watching the magnificent Mad Max: Fury Road. When I told people that I cried a little during Mad Max: Fury Road I was greeted with puzzled and slightly concerned looks. No it isn’t a weepy, but for me as a film fan, the t...[Read More]

31 – Inside Out, Strangerland, Entourage, Saving Private Ryan

31 – Inside Out, Strangerland, Entourage, Saving Private Ryan

Things get heated this week as Andrew and Bernadette discuss the emotional Pixar film Inside Out, the dudebro maestro’s that make up Entourage, Nicole Kidman’s latest success (or abomination) Strangerland. Finally we have a classic this week with Saving Private Ryan. For some reason, Gomez plays at the end of this episode. Because? Follow us on twitter at ABFilmReview, Facebook at ABFi...[Read More]

Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert Trailer Arrives.

Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert Trailer Arrives.

In what feel likes an age, a trailer for Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert has finally shown up. Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and two lion cubs, Queen of the Desert is about: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the ne...[Read More]

Review

Review

On the 8 June I attended a screening of the Australian (and Irish co-production) film Strangerland starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving. Following the screening, director Kim Farrant discussed the project, her first feature film and kindly responded to audience questions. Strangerland tells the story of married couple Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker (Joseph Fiennes)...[Read More]