Black Widow

M, 134 minutes 4 stars           Review by © Jane Freebury Given that Black Widow is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a movie about this particular female superhero has taken a while. After all, Scarlett Johansson has been showing us her martial smarts as Black Widow, aka Natasha… Continue reading Black Widow

Marty Scorsese among the Superheroes

The director’s director up against the comic book heroes By © Jane Freebury Every city has to have one. A film festival. Just about every region on earth hosts a film festival, including Oceania where there’s one for very short films in Vanuatu, and one for documentaries in French Polynesia. Antarctica has claimed one too,… Continue reading Marty Scorsese among the Superheroes

Interview With Writer/Director Cate Shortland

Credits include Somersault and Lore By the time this piece goes to print, there won’t be anybody left who doesn’t know that film director Cate Shortland, in her mid 30s, is originally a Canberra girl. Her film Somersault has screened at the Cannes and Edinburgh festivals this year, and been very well received. For some… Continue reading Interview With Writer/Director Cate Shortland