An extended struggle for the Queen’s affection by Richard Jones

A look at The Favourite (R)

favouriteI don’t think I’ve ever sat through a movie which boasts 10 Academy Award nominations. But director Yorgos Lanthimos has produced a masterpiece where the nominations cover just about every possible category. Continue reading

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A dozen of my favourite movies for 2018 by Richard Jones

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Richard Jones looks back at a busy viewing year

I think we all blinked when we read in about April or May comments from Fairfax Media film critics that with the Oscars season over we’d seen the best movies for the year. And in a way, looking back, I’d have to now agree. My Top Six for 2018 were all viewed before the end of April. It was a very ‘skinny’ few months after that although by the end of the year things were looking up again. Continue reading

The rise and rise of Dick Cheney by Richard Jones

A look at Vice (M)

ViceRegular filmgoers won’t believe the work the make-up and hair stylists have done with Christian Bale for his latest movie. The well-known actor is barely recognisable as the White House ladder-climber Dick Cheney although in his early years as a Wyoming telecommunications linesman he’s clearly just C Bale. Continue reading