Film Club - November Releases

novemberAnother month has flown by and with it came a bunch of great new releases. This week we sat down to discuss some notable titles that were released during November; All of which can be found (or requested) in your local library.

ausdream
A five-star rating
Brilliantly compiled and presented documentary about Adam Goodes's life and coverage in the media. Clearly outlines the issues which put him in the spotlight from his perspective, while also featuring an impressive array of interviewees who provide insightful commentary. An engaging and inspiring film. 
- Liam

A five-star rating
An extremely well-made and thoughtful documentary. This important piece should be mandatory viewing for all, especially as Australians. Touching on a significant moment in our modern culture and recounting a shocking tale of blatant racism this piece is bold, touching and insightful. 
- Mali

midsommar
A five-star rating
A wild trip of a movie touching on themes of suicide, doomed relationships, academic integrity, and cult-like communes, Midsommar somehow turns out to be a really fun time. Through a comedic tone and a sunny daytime setting, the film sees the lighter side of folk horror, while also drawing a deeply intense emotional response from the viewer. Midsommar is not a masterwork of narrative, as there are some questionable loose-ends, but makes up for it in fun and entertainment. A delightfully wicked little tale. 
- Liam

A five-star rating
While certainly not the most innovative story, it was an oddly enjoyable watch; which is what gives this film its edge. Some story lines didn't quite wrap up too well, some characters not quite fleshed out enough and some scenes were laced with predictability. However, having said that, it's an immersive experience, a trip in and of itself and certainly one to watch for fans of the genre. 
- Mali

A five-star rating
I watched with my jaw open in equal measures of awe and horror. The costumes and setting were mesmerising and the plot had one sick twist after another that kept me thoroughly entertained. 
- Maya

Kursk-Streaming-Voir-Film
A five-star rating 
A tragic true story with a devastating consequences and ending. Could have easily been avoided by setting aside stubborn pride and red tape which in turn affected the lives of those who perished and their families - all casualties of "war" related events in peacetime. Very sad for humanity. - Eddy

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A five-star rating
A good attempt at a light-hearted comedy/drama, but this was a bit of a fizzler for me. Fans of Emma Thompson will enjoy her lively performance, although I found her role as a well-loved talk show host mostly unbelievable. Too many character stereotypes sprouting bad jokes and not enough winning humour here.
- Vicky

 

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