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From Remstar Films, Sneak Peek director Anne Fontaine's Australian-French dramatic feature "Adore", starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frecheville and Xavier Samuel, now available on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD:
"...'Roz' and 'Lil', the best of friends since childhood, grow up as neighbours in an idyllic beach town.
"As adults, their teenaged sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers.
"One perfect summer the boys, along with their mothers, are confronted by the simmering emotions that have been mounting between them.
"Deeply emotional, 'Adore' is a story of family, sensuality, compassion, morality and above all love..."
"... a provocative drama about two lifelong friends who find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention..."
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- Michael Stevens
A group of conflicted men, prisoners and inmates discover the majesty of great birds — and through them, the cleansing power of redemption — in the deeply felt outdoor drama “Healing.” The first film in a decade from director and co-writer Craig Monahan, whose 1998 psychological thriller “The Interview” remains an uncommonly smart genre piece, this equally intelligent and satisfying item will prove therapeutic to distribs on the hunt for quality fare.
The film is inspired by the formation of the real-life alliance between the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary in the outback, northwest of Melbourne, and the state-run penal system Prisons Victoria. This partnership took the form of the Raptor Rehabilitation Program, in which inmates transitioning from lockup to life cared for wounded eagles and other big birds in a minimum-security prison farm that looks like nothing so much as a country motel.
Into this facility comes Viktor Khadem (Don Hany, extraordinary), who, after 18 years behind bars for murder, »
- Eddie Cockrell
Since the early 1980s supernatural monster films have utilized more and more action elements to captivate an adrenaline-hungry audience who might not be so entertained by the boogie man jumping out off the screen. This then increased in the 1990s with the popularity and success of films such as Army Of Darkness and Blade. However, since the start of the 2000s there has been a huge surge in supernatural action films that have taken classic movie monsters and combined them with over-the-top, extremely stylized fight sequences usually consisting of leather-clad women. I should probably state now that by ‘supernatural’ I’m referring to any films involving vampires, zombies or werewolves, because no matter how much pseudo-scientific nonsense is thrown at us we all know that those classic monster-baddies will forever belong in the supernatural category. Like them or not, this new sub-genre of films – from Underworld to Resident Evil – is here to stay, »
- Ben Read
3 items from 2014
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