Period film: The Sapphires (2012)

The Sapphires opens with the shocking fact that until 1967, Australia’s indigenous population was not only denied citizenship, but also classified as “Flora and Fauna” rather than as humans. This is followed by a second title-card stating that until the 1970s, fair-skinned indigenous children were stolen from their homes to be raised by non-indigenous families.… Read More Period film: The Sapphires (2012)

Reviews in a line or two: Keith, Daddy’s Girl and Girl in Progress

Keith (2008) IMDb synopsis: “17-year-old Natalie thinks she’s got it all figured out until she falls for a guy who has nothing to lose.” Dir. Todd Kessler; Written by Kessler and David Zabel Starring Elisabeth Harnois and Jesse McCartney Keith is a bit lifetime-y and has sometimes been described as a gender-reversed version of A… Read More Reviews in a line or two: Keith, Daddy’s Girl and Girl in Progress

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) and Wife Versus Secretary (1936)

Watched January 21, 2012 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011): 3.7/5 This review contains a few spoilers of minor elements of the film. Also, keep in mind that I have not read the book! Let’s start with the positives: Newcomer Thomas Horn as Oskar, Max von Sydow as The Renter and John Goodman in the… Read More Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) and Wife Versus Secretary (1936)

Lindsey’s Lists: Anticipating in 2012, Part II

In Part I, I shared three films I’m looking forward to that will be released in the next month. Here’s another three-film installment to my “Anticipating in 2012” list, this time featuring slightly more distant release dates. 4. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax; March 2, 2012 – If the “Dr. Seuss” addition to the title wasn’t… Read More Lindsey’s Lists: Anticipating in 2012, Part II