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  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    ★★★★

    An ingenious solution to the thematic problem that filming this story imposes.

    Chubbuck, however misguided she was, attempted to call attention to the media’s growing obsession with blood and guts.

    Greene and Sheil seamlessly weave the facts with the fantasy and administer a reflective view of how such events become opportunistic when put in front of a camera.

    It is also an outstanding rendering of how an actor prepares for a role.


    thecinematouch.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/crisp-criticism-jackie-united-kingdom.html

  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★½

    A film with an extremely elusive point – at least one that never truly reveals itself.

    Chubbuck’s story is legendary but it remains unclear why it is a story the cinema needs, since the legend only developed from its key tragic moment; a moment which silences all and allows for no further illumination.

    In any event, the filmmakers try their best at a futile endeavour, with a fiercely committed and intense performance from Hall.


    thecinematouch.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/crisp-criticism-jackie-united-kingdom.html

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  • The General

    The General

    ★★★★★

    I'm not sure why people scoff at old movies. They are still new to those who have not seen them.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    An obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing; snowballing for 100 minutes to a sad and beautiful apogee.

    and/or

    A piercing aesthetic-laden paean to Stefan Zweig and Ernst Lubitsch; one literate, the other cinematic.

    You choose. Spine tingling.