Film Review


    Review by © Jane Freebury   Only in Hollywood where life is performance art could a flamboyant screenwriter tell a government official to… Read More »Trumbo


        Review © by Jane Freebury It’s good to be reminded of why we said goodbye to all that in the 1950s. When advertising had… Read More »Carol


  Review by © Jane Freebury Either you have it or you don’t. And is there nothing in between? Poised at the age of 45,… Read More »Youth


Review @ Jane Freebury Movies featuring journalists have a way of looking at the best or the worst of the profession with little shading in… Read More »Truth


Review by © Jane Freebury The last time I saw Macbeth on screen it was set in the ganglands of Melbourne. Geoffrey Wright’s film was… Read More »Macbeth

The Gift

Review © Jane Freebury Gifts are not always welcome, nor freely given. The well known subtext to giving and receiving gets a thoroughly sinister workout… Read More »The Gift


REVIEW BY JANE FREEBURY Everyone knew what had happened to her, Amy Winehouse, but many of us may have forgotten how good she was when… Read More »Amy

Wild Tales

Review © Jane Freebury Lions, cheetahs, wildebeest and birds-of-prey grace the opening credits of this giddily extravagant Argentinean anthology of tales of revenge. By film’s… Read More »Wild Tales


© Jane Freebury If you’ve got it, flaunt it. As CIA agent Susan Cooper, Melissa McCarthy does. Just last year we saw her in St… Read More »Spy


Review by © Jane Freebury It takes a brave and confident filmmaker to begin with so little information in frame. Leviathan begins with breathless long… Read More »Leviathan

Red Dog

Review by Jane Freebury Based on a tall tale with a bit of truth to it, this is a home-grown version of the story of… Read More »Red Dog