Geoffrey Rush

Film Review: Storm Boy (Australia, 2019) is a rather dour and pointless experience

January 16, 2019

Australian cinema has somewhat of an obsession with crafting adorable animal characters audiences instantly fall in love with. From the gutsy little pig in Babe to the tough cattle dog in Red Dog to those toe-tapping penguins in Happy Feet, it’s a long-running subgenre we Aussies do particularly well. A pelican hardly seems the next likely evolutionary step […]

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Film Review: Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait (USA, 2017) is filled with effortless charm

October 3, 2017

We meet Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) in a state of supreme boredom – another day, another exhibition. With his hair sticking up, and a cigarette hanging eternally from his lips, he looks like a crumpled echidna whose snout is on fire, but who cares. It’s James Lord (Armie Hammer) who bothers to bring us this […]

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Win a double pass to see Final Portrait starring Geoffrey Rush in cinemas

September 19, 2017

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Final Portrait (UK/USA, 2017) can’t overcome its bland setting

June 19, 2017

Based on a memoir by American writer James Lord and adapted for the screen by actor Stanley Tucci, Final Portrait is a concise passion project with committed performances and evident production care that sadly doesn’t overcome its bland setting. Anchored by a wonderful turn from Geoffrey Rush as eccentric painter Giacometti, this dramedy of sorts […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Sir Paul McCartney

March 29, 2016

Adding to their musical members like Keith Richards, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has confirmed a beetle will join the cast in the fifth (not sure if this is the last) installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Paul McCartney is amongst the team which has reportedly proceeded with a heavfty set-piece designed especially for his […]

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Simon Stone, Odessa Young & Ewen Leslie to appear at Sydney and Melbourne Q&A sessions for The Daughter

January 30, 2016

Writer and director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young (Looking For Grace) and Ewen Leslie (Dead Leslie) will be appearing in the Q&A sessions for their new film, The Daughter. The sessions will be moderated by film critic David Stratton and film and media editor Michael Bodey, with  preview screenings being held at Palace Verona, Sydney and Palace Cinema […]

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Australian film The Daughter to premiere at Sydney Film Festival

May 22, 2015

The upcoming Sydney Film Festival will play host to the premiere of Australian feature film The Daughter. Starring Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider and Geoffery Rush, The Daughter follows Christian (Schneider), who returns to his hometown, reunites with his childhood friend, and discovers family secrets that could tear everyone’s lives apart. The Daughter is […]

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