Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly (Tony Richardson, 1970) Streaming on Stan. By © Jane Freebury Every now and then, our most popular folk hero is taken out of storage, dusted down and given new clothes. This year saw the release of Justin Kurzel’s The True History of the Kelly Gang, and it marks the 50th anniversary of Tony … Read more

1917

MA 15+, 119 minutes 4 Stars Review by © Jane Freebury For whatever reasons, World War I doesn’t figure nearly as much as World War II on the movie screen. Maybe because it was years ago and there have been so many other wars and quasi wars in between. Or maybe it’s because in WWI … Read more

Ophelia

Rated M, 1 hr 46 mins Dendy Canberra Centre, Palace Electric New Acton 3 Stars Review © Jane Freebury The true story of Ophelia is a ripe, juicy fruit that has been hanging low for the picking for a very long time. Four hundred or so years, actually. Other characters from Hamlet like Rosencrantz and … Read more