Film Review, ‘Midnight Oil 1984’.

In times of political, environmental and global uncertainty oftentimes all we need are powerful songs of protest, an incredible band and a gyrating frontman.
A rewrite of one of my favourite documentaries – Published by GoMovie Reviews and on my blog theloveauthentic. Enjoy! … More Film Review, ‘Midnight Oil 1984’.

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3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri 5 out of 5 Stars

The power of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is in its straightforward truths. There are no ambiguous wonderings.

McDonagh serves a plate full of raw humanity and we love it.

We recognize the familiarity of our shared humanity, the shades of our despair, our common rage and tragedy but ultimately our ability to use humour from that dark place to release tenderness, hope and redemption. … More 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri 5 out of 5 Stars

Visage Villages (Faces Places), Chance gave JR, an iconic contemporary photographer/muralist with over a million Instagram followers his first camera. He found it, abandoned on a subway. Destiny introduced him to his biggest idol, legendary filmmaker, director, writer, visual artist, Agnes Varda.

What they do with a simple black and white selfie is sheer artistic magic. As the pair travel through rural France ensconced in JR’s incredible photo truck– an instamatic camera on wheels – they unearth the extraordinary in the ordinary story rich faces of rural French villagers.

And then JR (38) dangling like a dapper clad Spiderman scales colossal heights hanging from scaffolding – think six shipping containers high –with acrobatic ease he pastes up giant scale photographs, high upon walls. … More Visage Villages (Faces Places), Chance gave JR, an iconic contemporary photographer/muralist with over a million Instagram followers his first camera. He found it, abandoned on a subway. Destiny introduced him to his biggest idol, legendary filmmaker, director, writer, visual artist, Agnes Varda.

2018 resolution – ‘Less judgement and more nuts’ ‘A Nut Job 2, Nutty by Nature’.What can go wrong is what makes this film so right.

2018 is finally here! I couldn’t be more excited. I have just come back from 4 glorious days in Sydney, catching up with old friends, sailing, swimming and sleeping on Sydney Harbour –  and afternoon dozing in a sea breeze with champagne lips – the best! Then doing it all again!

There are so many new things I am excited to dive into in 2018. I haven’t made any resolutions only that I’m not going to overthink too much and I’m just going to get out of my own way and enjoy all I have, a bit like the characters here in  Nut Job 2, Nutty by Nature,  my first 2018 movie review, published for Go Movies.

Enjoy! Simmon X @theloveauthentic … More 2018 resolution – ‘Less judgement and more nuts’ ‘A Nut Job 2, Nutty by Nature’.What can go wrong is what makes this film so right.

ALL FOR ONE – my absolute favourite movie for 2017 X

The movie’s message will reverberate tingling your every pore alive.  For 100 minutes, you have been swept into the raw pulse of hearts burning on fire with sheer adrenalin and unedited pure joy.

The effect is intoxicating and as a spectator sitting in a blacked-out cinema you soar vicariously with the pumping music rhythms and sinew of muscles possessed with a determination – to not give up and win!

I left the cinema breathless, my heart racing, my spirit surging with adrenalin. Inspired by the driving strength of humanity to overcome Herculean odds, in pursuit of our passions, spirit whispered close ‘yes you can, you know you can do this’. … More ALL FOR ONE – my absolute favourite movie for 2017 X

A Ghost Story – The paradox of living with love separated from the adored one’. #davidloweryaghoststory

I felt haunted by the film’s imagery of tender grieving and the paradox of grieving a love torn apart by unforeseen tragedy and the living with love separated from the adored one.

Through the art of film Lowery poses the aesthetic as a response of grief and catastrophe.

A Ghost Story penetrates as a poignant reminder that the blessing of our good luck is to sit in witness to an event that is possible to each of us.

Our shared humanity wants to vouch safe the journey of love and for it not to leave us ill-prepared for the space that remains in the absence of the loved one. … More A Ghost Story – The paradox of living with love separated from the adored one’. #davidloweryaghoststory