Rachel Weisz

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

June 5, 2018

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

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Film Review: Power plays and the clearing out of idiocy in Denial (UK, 2016)

April 10, 2017

The question a film critic often wants to ask, but is discouraged from for fear of offending someone, is why make this film? The answer is, more often than not, “because now was the right time.” And for Denial, this is most certainly true.... Continue Reading

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First stills released from James Marsh’s The Mercy starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

June 22, 2016

The Mercy has been confirmed as the title of the latest work from Studiocanal, Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films and first images for the film are finally bracing the Internet.... Continue Reading

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

April 28, 2016

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

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Film Review: Youth (USA, 2015)

December 22, 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

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