Category Archives: Cinema

‘DARKEST HOUR”, Directed by Joe Wright (UK, 2018)

“Darkest Hour” – by Joe Wright (UK, 2018) comments by Cynthia Webb Pretty soon, this film will be collecting major awards on both sides of the Atlantic! “Darkest Hour” is the best film of a recent burst of Winston Churchill … Continue reading

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‘Sekala, Niskala” (The Seen and Unseen) directed by Kamila Andini, 2017, Indonesia Review by Cynthia Webb

The island of Bali in Indonesia has become a tourist magnet of powerful attraction, but probably the majority of tourists just enjoy their holiday, and don’t know very much at all about the unique culture and religious lives of the … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2017 by Cynthia Webb

APSA entered its second decade this year, with a line-up of breathtaking films in the nominations for the awards presented on 23rd November 2017. Even before the awards night and after watching quite a large number of the nominated films … Continue reading

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Second nomination in APSA, for Kamila Andini of Indonesia

Kamila Andini gains a nomination at Asia Pacific Screen Awards Cynthia Webb, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia It has been five years since an Indonesian film has made it through the process of elimination, to be nominated for an APSA. Kamila … Continue reading

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“Loving Vincent” (Poland/UK) 2017)

“LOVING VINCENT” (2017) Co-Production, Poland/UK directed by Dorota kobiela and Hugh Welchman review and comments by Cynthia Webb, Gold Coast, Australia This beautiful work has made history in the field of Animation cinema. For people with a particular interest in … Continue reading

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“24 Frames” (2017) by Abbas Kiarostami

“24 FRAMES” by Abbas Kiarostami (2017) Comments by Cynthia Webb Screening in Brisbane International Film Festival, QLD, Australia,29th August, 6.00pm at Palace Barracks Cinema, and finally, on 3rd September, 12.30pm at Palace Barracks Cinema Cinephiles have long loved and respected … Continue reading

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“Graduation” (“Bacalaureat”) by Cristian Mungiu (Romania) 2016

GRADUATION (or “Bacalaureat”) Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 2017) comments by Cynthia Webb (Screening at Brisbane International Film Festival,(BIFF) QLD, Australia, 27th August, 8.00pm Palace Barracks Cinema) Another fine work by this leading Romanian director, who won Best Director Award at Cannes … Continue reading

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“The Square” directed by Ruben Ostlund (Sweden) (Winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2017) Review by Cynthia Webb “The Square” was the opening night film for the newly revived Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). It’s an utterly contemporary … Continue reading

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“The Promise” (2016) directed by Terry George. (review/comments by Cynthia Webb

THE PROMISE (2016) directed by Terry George (Dialogue in English) – review and comments by Cynthia Webb Here is a film well worth seeing, which I viewed today, 15 June 2017. Yes, it’s a political hot-potato between Turkey and the … Continue reading

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“Frantz” directed by Francois Ozon (France, 2016) review by Cynthia Webb

Here is an anti-war film with a difference. “Frantz” (directed by Francois Ozon) is a French/German co-production, and made in both languages. The setting is a year after the end of World War One, 1919. We are in a small … Continue reading

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