Accident’s happen is fine Australian entertainment. Geena Davis dominates the screen in a performance that reminds you of Joanna Lumley. Harrison Gilbertson, an excellent young talent, does admirably as the co-star and comparisons to Leonardo DiCaprio at the same age are warranted. Ben Nott’s cinematography is imaginative and appropriate and helps lift what may otherwise be drab suburban house scenes. 3.5K
Monthly Archive: April 2010
Directed by Jeremy Sims and written by David Roach, this is a gripping drama superbly scripted and acted. The claustrophobia of not only the tunnels but also the trenches themselves, the ever present danger and constant pounding on both the land and the minds of the soldiers and the importance of silence underground amongst all the mayhem are all brilliantly executed. The staples of WWI Australian dramas are all there, ordinary men from all over brought together, young and old fighting side by side, idiot generals and basic heroics are as well dealt with here as in Peter Weir’s Gallipoli. But this is no cliche porduction.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a high quality, engrossing and entertaining thriller from Sweden. Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salandar gives a terrific performance as the cyber geek with the troubled past as she assists Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) in solving a 40 year old mystery disappearance.