Screen Time: August 2014

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Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Screen Time, which covers and documents the films I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

Highlights:                            What has stood out for me this month.

Cinema Screenings:             First time watches I have seen in the cinema.

Couch Screenings:                First time watches at home.

Rewatches:                            Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.

TV Shows:                              Any TV shows I’m currently bingeing on.

Score Sheet:                          The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how August shook down. (more…)

Galore (2014)

  • Director – Rhys Graham
  • Starring – Ashleigh Cummings, Toby Wallace, Lily Sullivan, Maya Stange, Aliki Matangi
  • Writer – Rhys Graham
  • Year – 2014
  • Running Time – 103 minutes
 

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

If you live in London, Los Angles or New York you probably get used to seeing your home city up in front of you when you sit down in the dark, but if you live in Canberra, Australia, this doesn’t happen too often. That is until Galore, an impressive teenage drama set here in the nation’s capital. I still haven’t quite got over seeing our local branch of Crust Pizza up on the big screen; our weekly pizza night feels slightly more Hollywood now.

Galore is ambitious, confident and bursts from the screen with the intensity of it’s subject matter. Played out in the preceding days before the tragic bush fires that swept through Canberra in 2003, writer director Rhys Graham beautifully captures the overpowering nature of adolescent emotions, their all-consuming nature and dangerous potential to burn out of control. (more…)

Screen Time: July 2014

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Welcome to the July 2014 edition of Screen Time, which covers and documents the films I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

Highlights:                            What has stood out for me this month.

Cinema Screenings:             First time watches I have seen in the cinema.

Couch Screenings:                First time watches at home.

Rewatches:                            Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.

TV Shows:                              Any TV Shows I’m currently bingeing on.

Score Sheet:                          The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how July shook down. (more…)