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The actress is shown in character as Tilly Dunnage, a fashion designer who returns to her hometown in rural Australia in the 1950s.
Tilly revisits her childhood home to take care of her ill mother Molly, but takes the opportunity to exact revenge on those who have wronged her in the past.
The film's director Jocelyn Moorhouse said: "A great crew, brilliant supporting cast and beautiful locations, costume and design helped make the shoot a delight.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be sharing this very first look of Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage. It says everything about the character, a beautiful talented misfit, a dressmaker, returning home to right the wrongs of the past. »
The picture is a tale of love, revenge and haute couture that Moorhouse has described as “’Unforgiven’ with a sewing machine.”
The story follows Winslett as a glamorous young woman who returns to small town Australia after many years in Europe, aiming to right some wrongs from the past, including a previous accusation of murder. However she unexpectedly falls in love, and sparks her most destructive deed.
Filming took place entirely in the Docklands Studio Melbourne and in Victoria state. Post Production is under way at Soundfirm Melbourne with composer, David Hirschfelder (“Elizabeth,” “Shine”) and editor Jill Bilcock (“Moulin Rouge”).
“The Dressmaker” was financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, the Ingenious Senior Film Fund (advised by Ingenious Media and Apollo Media), White Hot Productions, »
- Patrick Frater
-by Missi Pyle
I have seen The Princess Bride about 200 times. I remember I saw it in the theater as a Double Feature with my friend Christy Brown in the 8th grade. It was playing with Dirty Dancing randomly. And when both movies were over. My friend Christy was totally floored by Dirty Dancing and I thought she was an idiot. I was like - wait the Princess Bride is the Best Movie ever Made. And she was like - no- Dirty Dancing.
The friendship didn't last.
But I just kept watching that movie over and over. I think it's where I developed most of my sense of humor. I have gotten to meet several people from that movie: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn. I never know what to say. I just can't even handle it.
I know its a lot of people's favorite movie. I don't care. »
- GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Yael Stone has joined the cast of Childhood.s End, the sci-fi miniseries that starts shooting in Melbourne next month. The Orange is the New Black regular will play a character named Peretta in the show based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, commissioned by the Us Syfy Channel.
Clarke.s novel is set on Earth while it is under the benign control of a race of aliens, the Overlords. From their hovering UFOs, the Overlords spend decades turning Earth into a Utopia, which in the process also destroys humanity's identity.
Ashley Zukerman (The Code) will play Jake Greggson, an American production designer with artistic sensibilities whose children begin to exhibit psychic powers. Jacob Holt (Winners & Losers, Inxs: Never »
- Don Groves
Completing the Worricker Trilogy that began with the 2011 movie “Page Eight,” PBS’ Masterpiece Contemporary offers back-to-back films featuring Bill Nighy as world-weary spy Johnny Worricker: “Turks & Caicos” and “Salting the Battlefield.” “All-star cast” is an overused term but, taking both movies into account, damned if it doesn’t apply, with Christopher Walken, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Winona Ryder and Judy Davis among those enlisting in writer-director David Hare’s cerebral and decidedly jaundiced spin on the efficacy of the War on Terror, which despite leisurely pacing and inordinately long, talky scenes, nevertheless proves totally absorbing.
In terms of tone, there’s more Raymond Chandler than John Le Carre in these understated surroundings, where never a shot is fired nor punch thrown. Hare’s theatrical background also reveals itself in the long rat-a-tat exchanges between characters, although when those scenes comprise Nighy riffing with Christopher Walken, it’s remarkable just »
- Brian Lowry
Winslet plays Tilly Dunnage, who returns to her rural home town after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. She reconciles with her ailing mother Molly, played by Davis, and goes about transforming the women of the town to get revenge on those who did her wrong.
The Dressmaker is set to release in Australia on Oct 1, 2015.
“I’ve waited years to »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
There have been two changes in the cast since it was first anounced in Cannes. Elizabeth Debicki dropped out to play the lead in the Foxtel drama The Kettering Incident, replaced by Sacha Horler. And Isla Fisher dropped out and Sarah Snook took her role. .
Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) is a beautiful and talented misfit who after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses returns home to Dungatar - a fictional rural town - to right some wrongs of the past. »
- Don Groves
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Synopsis: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Director Jean-Pierre Jenuet paints a distinctive pallet of work from Delicatessen (1991) to A Very Long Engagement (2004), but you’d probably be most familiar with the wonderful Amelie starring Audrey Tautou. Never a stranger to taking an alternative look at a story, his beautiful visuals continue in The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet alongside a strong blood-beating heart to take hold of.
T.S. Spivet tells the story of its namesake, a ten-year boy who’s a genius and impeccably portrayed by Kyle Catlett in his feature film debut. Spivet lives in Montana »
- Dan Bullock
To celebrate the release of The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet on DVD and download from 6th October, we’ve got 3 to giveaway thanks to those folks at eOne.
From the talented director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelié) comes a heart-warming tale of one boy’s determination to pursue a career in science. Adapted from the novel The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen, this childhood adventure is brought to life as The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet arrives on DVD and download on 6 October 2014 from eOne.
The film stars Kyle Catlett as he makes his film debut as the young and gifted T.S. Spivet; BAFTA award winning Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland) as caring mother Dr. Clair; Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing, Californication) as Spivet’s cowboy father; and Judy Davis (To Rome With Love, The Starter Wife) as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Museum G. »
- Dan Bullock
To have any chance of international sales, Australian films need to be original, bold, tell universal stories and be extremely well executed.
That.s according to some international sales agents whom If interviewed as part of our ongoing series of articles on the state of Australian cinema and ways to reach audiences more effectively.
While their views may sound obvious, they say that too often Australian films are failing on most if not all counts.
Michael Favelle of Odin.s Eye Entertainment agrees with the premise that producers should go big or small and avoid middle budget films, as If canvassed last week, but he sees a deeper problem.
.Yes there is a challenge in recouping and financing mid-range films but where we are failing more often is in original films with clear and compelling premises or stories with universal appeal,. says Favelle, the international sales rep for Canopy, Forbidden Ground, »
- Don Groves
As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will start seeing the films that, if you asked a lay person to give an example, would probably be a response. In other words, more people have heard of them, which, in turn, often makes them more “definitive.” Don’t worry, though – there are still some underseen and underappreciated gems the rest of the way through.
40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Directed by: Béla Tarr
It’s certainly not the swiftest film on the list, but you can’t expect much quick plot development from Béla Tarr. Wreckmeister Harmonies takes place in a tiny Hungarian town surrounded by nothing. The winter is incredibly cold, but it never snows. Yet the townspeople are excited in the middle of town as »
- Joshua Gaul
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.
Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach »
- Richard Natale
Coming up on the July 4 holiday, everything seems to slow down. Television finales are over and premieres just start to warm up. Blockbuster after blockbuster hit on the weekend, but sometimes you just want to wear your ugly house pants, order in and catch up on some Netflix viewing. The HitFix staff has cobbled together a list of some binge-watch movies and TV shows for the long week -- and even longer weekend -- ahead. We recommend some cartoons like "Justice League" and "The Clone Wars," some drama like "Weekend" and docs like "The Act of Killing," classic TV like "Cheers" and new classics like "Terriers," fulfillment of the Judy Davis quota in "My Brillian Career" and more. What are you gonna check out over the next week or two? What's disappearing from the service that you'd recommend people check out? »
- Katie Hasty
When all was said and done, Michelle Fairley deems it an “absolute pleasure” to have been a part of Fox’s 24: Live Another Day revival — up to and including the most recent and rollicking hour, in which Terrorist Mom Margot Al-Harazi died at the hand of the estimable Jack Bauer.
Fairley spoke with TVLine about stepping in as a last-minute recast, “blowing up” Potus and playing dead. Plus: TV’s erstwhile Catelyn Stark shares her take on Game of Thrones‘ season-ending surprise of omission.
Related | 24 Boss: Time Jump Is Coming — Plus, Might Kate Replace Jack?
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Innocence and intelligence animate this visually compelling film about a child genius
Jean-Pierre Jeunet's adaptation of Reif Larsen's book The Selected Works of Ts Spivet takes gleeful visual pleasure in the tale of a young genius from Montana who runs away to Washington to receive a Smithsonian Institute award after apparently inventing a perpetual motion machine. Like Martin Scorsese's Hugo, which also featured a young boy at large in an automated world, Jeunet's poignantly playful film uses self-conscious/aware 3D as a mechanical throwback a way into a lost world of machines (and situations), the complex workings of which are always on view. Thus, while Scorsese's stereoscopic adventure explored the birth of the moving image (remember, 3D is as old as cinema itself), Jeunet harks back to his own experiments with a View-Master as an eight-year-old, cutting and rearranging frames to construct his first homemade movies, uncovering in »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Upon receiving the news that he has won an award from the Smithsonian Institute, the ten-year-old Ts Spivet leaves his family home on an adventure to collect his prize.
Whenever I watch a Jean-Pierre Jeunet picture, the feelings that it invokes are always the same. There is fascination and wonder, not disimilar to the feelings of open-mouthed awe at everything from the eyes of a blind man seeing for the first time. It might not actually be that revolutionary, but dressed up just right, it is still a previously unwitnessed treat. Like the eponymous Ts Spivet, you could also liken it to the inquisitve nature of a curious and innocently optimistic child, not knowing what’s coming but anticipating the nervous excitement of its arrival, »
- Steve Leadbetter
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Screenwriters: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant; Starring: Kyle Catlett, Jakob Davies, Helena Bonham Carter, Niamh Wilson, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis; Running time: 105 mins; Certificate: 12A
From the director who brought you Amelie comes another cute and whimsical, magical realist fable, this time adapted from a children's book by the American novelist Reif Larsen. It's ably fronted by button-nosed tyke Kyle Catlett, who somehow manages not to be completely upstaged by the dreamy effects that take us into his genius mind. It's the unlikeliest 3D movie of the year, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet appears to have a better grasp on the technology than your average action maestro.
Helena Bonham Carter is the closest we get to a grounding influence in this story, playing mother, a kooky entomologist who married a sullen cowboy (Callum Keith Rennie) and is raising Ts and his big sister Gracie (Niamh Wilson) in the gorgeous prairielands of Montana. »
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes and Emily Browning starred in the original about an ex-lawyer who files a claim against God after his insurance company dismisses the destruction of his boat as an "act of God."
Clark is expected to put his own spin on the original film's premise. The original film has also already spawned a Bollywood remake.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It was revealed today that Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator, TV's Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will write a reimagined version of the cult Australian hit The Man Who Sued God for New Films International (Nfi) with an eye toward directing.
Nfi founder and President Nesim Hason and Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Sony's upcoming The Equalizer with Denzel Washington) are producing the new project with Sixth Sense Productions principals Richard Harding and Sam Feuer (The First Grader).
Charles' take on The Man Who Sued God is expected to veer from the original premise, which involves a former lawyer who had found happiness with a simpler life and career - until a natural disaster strikes and he is denied insurance money because it was 'an act of God'. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself. »
It's been over 20 years since River Phoenix passed away, and the last film that he shot, Dark Blood, is finally getting released. Lionsgate picked up the rights to the film and will be distributing if through VOD.
The thriller was directed by George Sluizer, and the story follows a character played by Phoenix named Boy, "a young widower who retreats to the desert after his wife dies of radiation following nuclear tests near their home. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. Harry (Jonathan Pryce) and Buffy (Judy Davis) travel to the desert on a second honeymoon in an attempt to save their marriage. Their Bentley breaks down in the middle of nowhere and the couple is rescued by Boy. Boy holds them prisoner because of his desire for the woman and his ambition to create a better world with her. »
- Joey Paur
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