I have included the ratings that members of the group have given for the films, although not everyone may agree with these as each of us looks for different things from the films we are watching.
Skin (2008): a biographical drama, a fictionalised retelling of the life of Sandra Laing, born to white Afrikaner parents, but classed as black in the apartheid era because of her dark skin. Rated as 3-4/5.
I am Woman (2019): This is a biographical drama, telling the story of Helen Reddy’s life as she moves to the US to start her recording career. Rated as 3 out of 5.
Julie & Julia (2009) Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. Rated as 4/5.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020): Australian mystery adventure film based on the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television series and the series of Phryne Fisher novels written by Kerry Greenwood. Rated as 3/5.
Two hands (1999): a 1999 Australian Comedy/Crime movie starring Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, Rose Byrne, David Field and Susie Porter. A 19-year-old finds himself in debt to a local gangster when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Rated as 3/5.
On the Basis of Sex (2018): The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Rated as 3.5/5.
And one member of the class provided some comments on a book read recently – “The French Photographer”, the story of a war correspondent during WW2. A great read.
We are continuing with this approach for the class as the group is enjoying the variety of films and comments. We would welcome anyone who wishes to participate by sharing thoughts about films they have watched and interested in hearing comments about films others have watched. You can send me a message on firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions are due by 11 November for our next “class”.