Saw new Australian film “Tom White” this evening. I’m not a Colin Friel fan, but he was very watchable. A little disjointed at times but it did have some interesting touches and didn’t have the usual Hollywood happy ending. Worth viewing.
There’s been a bit of a drought in the past month with decent films to watch. But finally there’s some interesting stuff coming up. “The Corporation” should be interesting and worth a watch, continuing the theme of corporate responsibility.
“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” will hopefully be worth viewing, tho’ not a huge Geoffrey Rush fan.
The latest offering, “The Village”, from M Night Shyamalan will be interesting. I saw Signs with a friend, Paul. He thought it was terrible and I quite enjoyed it. Our reactions were so different it was if we’d seen two different films. Very funny.
Finally and lastly, saw the Coen Bro’s latest offering, “The Ladykillers”. So disappointing. I don’t know what has happened. Tom Hanks isn’t convincing and the usual band of quirky characters are so cliched and shallow. After watching this it’s difficult to believe it was the same film makers that created Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Intolerable Cruelty was bearable, Georgy Clooney being its saving grace.
On a crafty note. Check out The Thread Studio (thanks Alison!). Some interesting fibres and threads and located in Australia (thank goodness, no international shipping charges). They stock some gorgeous silk, including silk cocoons. I have no idea what I’d do with them, but they are beautiful. AND Tibet recycled silk…..hmmmmmmm