Tag Archives: Geoffrey Rush

Film Review: Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait (USA, 2017) is filled with effortless charm

We meet Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) in a state of supreme boredom – another day, another exhibition. With his hair sticking up, and a cigarette hanging eternally from his lips, he looks like a crumpled echidna whose snout is on fire, but who cares. It’s James Lord (Armie Hammer) who bothers to bring us this tale. By the end, Giacometti has made a mockery of both James’ narration and enthusiasm; first by telling the art writer that it will take him one afternoon to paint his portrait, and then by taking over two weeks to not quite do so.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: Final Portrait (UK/USA, 2017) can’t overcome its bland setting

Based on a memoir by American writer James Lord and adapted for the screen by actor Stanley Tucci, Final Portrait is a concise passion project with committed performances and evident production care that sadly doesn’t overcome its bland setting.... Continue Reading

Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Sir Paul McCartney

Adding to their musical members like Keith Richards, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has confirmed a beetle will join the cast in the fifth (not sure if this is the last) installment, Dead Men Tell No TalesPaul McCartney is amongst the team which has reportedly proceeded with a heavfty set-piece designed especially for his character.... Continue Reading

Simon Stone, Odessa Young & Ewen Leslie to appear at Sydney and Melbourne Q&A sessions for The Daughter

Writer and director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young (Looking For Grace) and Ewen Leslie (Dead Leslie) will be appearing in the Q&A sessions for their new film, The Daughter. The sessions will be moderated by film critic David Stratton and film and media editor Michael Bodey, with  preview screenings being held at Palace Verona, Sydney and Palace Cinema Como, Melbourne.... Continue Reading