FILM REVIEW: LADIES IN BLACK

Ladies in Black could have been named “Shopgirl”, but that title was already taken. The film, set over the summer of 1959 in a Department store like David Jones, is a gentle story about some Australian women who are standing on the precipice of change; but often feels like the entrée before the main. This film…

FEATURE: INTERVIEWS FROM THE LADIES IN BLACK RED CARPET

Bruce Beresford’s new film, Ladies in Black is a charming look at some department store shop girls working in Sydney in 1959. The story is adapted from a novel by the late, Madeleine St John who attended university with Clive James and the famous director. The film was a labour of love that was some 24 years…

FILM REVIEW: NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

A film about a hot, young player who has to impregnate a woman fast could be a breeding ground (pun intended) for pure absurdity. Or softcore porn. Thankfully, this feature debut by Peter Templeman rises to the occasion by being more than simple slapstick or an excuse for some gratuitous sex. Instead, screenwriter, Michael Lucas…