September 21, 2016

Film Review - The Joneses - By Director Derrick Borte

Starring David Duchovny, Demi Moore and Amber Heard. In The Joneses the story is based on a designer trend setting seemingly perfect family who have moved into an upper middle class suburb in the US.

The envy of their neighbours, they quickly become extremely popular in the neighborhood. When the truth finally comes out as to what they are really up to they are all forced to face some hard truths about themselves. Anne

September 07, 2016

Film Review - Mental - By Director P.J Hogan

From the same director as Muriel's Wedding and starring Toni Collette, Mental stars Shaz a hitchhiker with a shady past who is hired as a nanny to care for five teenage girls for Barry a philandering politician.

Their mother Shirley is on "holidays" at a mental hospital.
The girls are convinced they all have mental illnesses and the relationships of other family members and neighbours are explored with some hilarious consequences. This is a very funny and at times emotional movie.

September 01, 2016

Movie Club—Fargo

This month the Movie Club will be screening Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo, starring Francis McDormand, William H. Macy, and Steve Buscemi.

Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (Macy) dreams of becoming rich like his father-in-law, Wade Gustafson (Harve Presnell), by investing in a parking garage development. To do this, he needs cash, and the best solution he can devise is to have his wife Jean (Kristin Rudrüd) kidnapped so that he can collect the ransom money, knowing that her wealthy father would more than willingly pay it for her safe return. To do this, he hires two career criminals, Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) and Carl Showalter (Buscemi). But things go wrong from the outset, and as the body count rises the events spiral out of Jerry's control. Pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson must use all her police cunning to bring those responsible to justice.

The film has garnered universal acclaim after its release, with the reviewing duo Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel crowning it the best film of 1996. It has maintained its status, given its unique characterisations, offbeat dark humour, and exaggerated local colour.

The film will be screened on Wednesday 14 September at 6pm at Narellan Library, Corner of Queen and Elyard Street, Narellan. Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided, but BYO snacks are more than welcome. Stay after the screening to share your thoughts about the film and join in a discussion about the many darkly humourous moments in the film.