“Barbie”, based around a crisis experienced by “Stereotypical Barbie”. It was a bit fanciful in parts but has some very strong messages – no-one needs to be subservient to anyone else. The cinematography, acting, costumes and set were very good. It was a very popular film around the world. Rating: 3-3.5/5.
“Chevalier”, based on the life of Joseph Bologne, a talented mixed-race composer and violinist at a time leading up to the French Revolution. The film showed the culture of the time, including hypocritical attitudes to mixed-race people. It
“The New Boy” is the story of a nine-year-old Indigenous Australian orphan who arrives at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun. It explores the different approaches to spirituality between the indigenous and Christian faiths. The performance by Aswan Reid who played the “new boy” was outstanding. Rating: 3.5/5.
“Mission Impossible” is an action film starring Tom Cruise. It is entertaining with good action and athleticism. Rating: 3/5.
“Oppenheimer” is the story of Robert Oppenhemier, his talent for theoretical Physics, his role in the development of the atomic bomb, and impacts on his life. Cillian Murphy’s performance as Oppenheimer was amazing. Rating: 3-4/5.
With the opening of the new cinema, and the program released on a weekly basis, we will discuss all films that class members have seen during the month at our class in October.