Tag Archives: Rachel Weisz

Sydney Film Festival Review: Disobedience (UK/USA, 2018) is a subtly compelling look into hidden passions and forbidden love

To say that the expectations for this film are quite high is quite superfluous, but it has to be said nonetheless. We have Rachel Weisz, one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, who’s had a great run of recent films ever since starring in the weird and sweet quasi-dystopian romance The Lobster, and still going strong.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: Youth (MA15+) (Italy, 2015)

A film that manages to be both reserved yet personal, Youth is a realistically surreal film experience existing on its own plane thanks to the brave direction from Paolo Sorrentino.  Gorgeous imagery and a restful pulse compliment the stunning, oft self-indulgent performances from an excellent cast of performers all masters at their craft.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Youth (USA, 2015)

Visionary Director Paolo Sorrentino gives us one of his most universally appealing and accessible works to date with Youth, calling upon the ageless talents of Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel and a scene-stealing Rachel Weisz, to deliver a fascinating, surreal – almost absurd – exploration of legacy, loss, wisdom, memory, and cynicism. Set exclusively in and around an antique Swiss property, the story is a contemplative trail left by retired composer, Fred Ballinger (Caine), who has been coming to the same resort for more than 20 years, almost as if he’s trying to escape his own legacy, which brims with legendary orchestras in London, Venice, and New York. ... Continue Reading