Category Archives: Films and TV

Costume drama: Two more duds

Some readers will be aware of my distaste for costume drama – films about the past without any serious effort to engage with the difference of the past. It’s a crime against Oscar Wilde’s great admonition to Bosie. Shallowness is … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Some thoughts

When my niece Emma first told me the plot of the Hunger Games I was blown away. What a great story to reflect on our contemporary lives. A totalitarian state with media hype and reality TV at its cultural and political … Continue reading

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Jewish Film Festival Guide to Good Films: better late than never

At least according to our sleuthing, there are lots of films, but only six could reasonably be called Troppolicious, if indeed it is reasonable to call anything Troppolicious Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Dough Nat is an … Continue reading

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Iranian Film Festival

Sorry about this, but I managed to get this content up after the event was over. But thought I’d post it for the record as they say. As you were, as they say in the army.

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British Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Melbourne Schedule Top Picks Youth (Opening Night) Two old friends vacation at a prestigious hotel in the Swiss Alps. Fred is a suave socialite and retired composer who the British royal family is pestering to … Continue reading

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Greek Film Festival

Better late than never – but this is definitely late – owing to some imaginary mechanical problems with the Troppo chopper Bronnie which was recently recovered from deep within a mine shaft near a golf course in Geelong. Festival Website … Continue reading

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The best films of the German Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Melbourne Schedule Top Picks Who Am I-No System is Safe Benjamin is a socially inept nobody. Max is handsome and charismatic. What these strangers have in common is computer hacking. After proving his skill, Benjamin … Continue reading

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