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KANOPY : A GREAT FREE STREAMING SERVICE VIA YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Pedro Almodovar’s magnificent, beautifully sad ‘Julieta’
Pedro Almodovar’s magnificent, beautifully sad ‘Julieta’

 

It appears that Sydney’s lockdown is not going to end any time soon. We need to keep our minds stimulated and entertained during this time and watching quality movies is one of the better ways to fulfil this need.

One of my favourite streaming services is KANOPY. It is a free service available from your local library. Borrowing DVDs and videos from libraries is a thing of the past and has been replaced by watching online. There is a limit of five films per month per person per library. 

The collection includes a lot of award winning films, foreign films, documentaries and older films. There are thousands of films to choose from and sufficient variety to suit a broad range of tastes.

Some of the films are widely known and others have been mostly forgotten but here are some of the ones I have watched and enjoyed, have found interesting or have filled in gaps in my movie knowledge.

My Tehran for Sale, The Salesman and The Stoning of Soraya M are some of the fascinating Persian language films available. An oppressive regime like Iran does force film makers to be creative and this often results in powerful and intelligent drama.             Continue reading KANOPY : A GREAT FREE STREAMING SERVICE VIA YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

PATERSON – A FINE NEW FILM FROM JIM JARMUSCH

Here’s a ready made New Years Resolution. See Jim Jarmusch’s new film, PATERSON.

Set in Paterson, New Jersey, the film is about a local bus driver called Paterson, and chronicles both the routine and the surprises that make up seven days of his life.

Paterson lives with Laura, whom he adores, cuddling and caressing her crannies as he nestles her nooks on waking, come work day or weekend.

On the first morning, she wakes too, telling him of a dream in which they were the proud parents of twins. Preternaturally, Paterson encounters twins throughout the day, and the days thereafter. Continue reading PATERSON – A FINE NEW FILM FROM JIM JARMUSCH

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton in Jim Jarmusch's latest, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton in Jim Jarmusch’s latest, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Jim Jarmusch has snatched the vampire story from the snivelling snot nosed tweenies and transfused it into an intelligent, funny, literate love story in ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (M).

With so many movies going for the event status, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE goes for the experience quotient.

From the opening aerial shot of an old 45 revolving and morphing into shots of the lovers, Adam and Eve, Jarmusch weaves his mesmerising bohemian story of enduring love and curiosity.

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