Monthly Archives: August 2012

This Week’s Movie: RACING DREAMS

You won’t catch me watching one of the various reality shows such as Dance Moms where children are the participants but the parents are the attraction. Part of the reason is that those shows are totally fake. The bigger part … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: STRICTLY BALLROOM

You either like the Australian director Baz Luhrmann, or you hate him. Unfortunately for the many Movie Klubbers who greatly enjoyed his 1992 film debut Strictly Ballroom, I hate him.

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This Week’s Movie: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

I suppose that, if you’ve never read Romeo and Juliet or any Shakespeare play ever, this review contains some spoilers. It was one of the strangest Academy Awards in the last twenty years: in 1999, the Italian actor Roberto Bengini … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: IN BRUGES

When I first heard about Martin McDonagh’s 2008 film In Bruges, my first response was “where the hell is Bruges?” Then, the last line of narration by Ray (Colin Farrell) before the movie begins in earnest says simply, as though … Continue reading

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