The Florida Project

Dec 11, 17 The Florida Project

We have 5 double in-season passes for THE FLORIDA PROJECT

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What was your favourite summer past time as a child?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (with the hashtag #TheFloridaProject, tagging @reviewbrisbane so we see it), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas DECEMBER 16
With major release in January & February

 

SYNOPSIS:

THE FLORIDA PROJECT is the story of precocious six year-old Moonee (Brooklyn Prince) and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure. Living at a motel in the shadow of Disney World, Moonee is seemingly oblivious to the struggles of adults around her, including mother Halley (Bria Vinaite), and motel manager/father-figure Bobby (Willem Dafoe).

Thanks to Icon Film Distribution

REVIEW:

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**Contains a few spoilers! – you have been warned!**

Somewhere in the shadows of tourist traps and Walt Disney World is a story waiting to be told. An unconventional, unsettling story about childhood memories within a purple motel filled with the disaffected, forgotten members of American society. It is no place for a child to be raised, but that doesn’t destroy the imagination that every child has. Even in the most desolate of areas, happiness can be found.

The Florida Project is a profound film. We are introduced to a community of downtrodden, unemployed, poor folks trapped in the heart of American family tourism.  Performances here are nothing but exceptional. Willem Dafoe is excellent here as the kind but hardened hotel manager who has to balance his sympathy for his residents with his steadfast refusal to tolerate breaking of the rules in his establishment. He looks out for the children vigilantly even as they test his patience. Newcomer Bria Vinaite makes an impression as a troubled young woman who will do anything, to provide for her daughter. The breakout star of the film is Brooklyn Prince as Moonee, a girl who lives an average childhood in a not so average world, of which she only knows.

Although the film ends on a very uncertain note, it is in keeping with a compelling portrait of innocence toddling through a squalid adult world of poverty, crime and despair. Almost anyone one who watches this attentively will compare it to his or her own childhood, no matter how dissimilar.

This film certainly won’t be for everyone. Some might see it without a plot, others could see it more as a “poverty porn” type of situation, others might just be overly ragey at the scenario that these characters find themselves in, and can’t see past the “unfit parenting” to see the overall story that Sean Baker is trying to tell.

A special shout out to Dendy Coorparoo for putting on the preview screening at the new fancy cinemas just opened up. The premium lounge – and the food and drink deals – look friggen amazing. So if you’re sussing out a new flick over the summer, I would definitely recommend sussing out Dendy Coorparoo if you’re over that side of town.

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Sweet Country

Dec 08, 17 Sweet Country

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of SWEET COUNTRY, 6:30pm, Monday 11 December, at Palace Centro Cinema

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What do you love most about this Sweet Country?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #SweetCountry, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas JANUARY 25
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Inspired by real events, SWEET COUNTRY is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia.
When Aboriginal stockman Sam Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewan Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run.  They are pursued across the outback through glorious but harsh desert country.
Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) lead the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M. Wright).  Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them.  Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up.  He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor (Matt Day).  But will justice be served?

Thanks to Transmission Films

https://www.facebook.com/SweetCountrymovie/

 

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Late Night Horror Double

Nov 29, 17 Late Night Horror Double

We have 3 double passes for the LATE NIGHT HORROR DOUBLE, 9pm, Friday 8 December at Metro Arts!

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What’s your favourite horror movie?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #LateNightHorror, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SYNOPSIS:

A late night 80s trashy horror double…

THE GATE (1987) (PG) (85 min) – Screening 9pm
Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard.

PLUS

TOXIC AVENGER (1984) (R18+) (85 min) – Screening 10.30pm
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero! The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste… now evildoers will have a lot to lose!

TICKETS Double feature $15 or single movie $12 per person : https://www.stickytickets.com.au/53895/friday_8_december__1980s_movies.aspx

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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Breathe

Nov 28, 17 Breathe

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of BREATHE, 6:30pm, Monday 4 December, at Event Cinemas, Chermside

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What/Who inspires you to live a long and fulfilled life?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #Breathe, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas DECEMBER 26
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. BREATHE is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled.

Thanks to Transmission Films

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Wonder Wheel

Nov 27, 17 Wonder Wheel

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of WONDER WHEEL, 6:30pm, Monday 4 December, at New Farm Cinemas.

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What is your favourite Kate Winslet film?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #WonderWheel, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas DECEMBER 7
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Four lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island in Woody Allen’s WONDER WHEEL, a searing tale of passion and betrayal. There’s Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Kate Winslet is magnificent in this gorgeous, bittersweet romance, lensed by master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who saturates WONDER WHEEL with colour and light to create a lush, visual delight

Thanks to eONE ANZ

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Coco

Nov 25, 17 Coco

We have 4 x  Family Passes (Admit 4) for the preview screening of COCO, 2:45pm, Sunday 26 November, at Event Cinemas, Chermside

For your chance to win a family pass, answer the question below:

“What is your favourite Disney•Pixar movie?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #Coco, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas DECEMBER 26
But see it first, at the preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).

Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in cinemas everywhere on Boxing Day, 2017.

Thanks to Disney•Pixar

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