Miles Ahead

Jennifer Harrison reviews Miles Ahead for Australian Book Review’s Arts Update Beautiful film. How accurate? Don’t know, don’t care, just glad I saw it. Source: Miles Ahead

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Nepotism!

In the middle of The Empty Hearse, the first episode of season 3 of Sherlock, after a couple of trivial clients pass before our eyes, Sherlock bundles an elderly couple out of the door. He admits that they are his parents. In fact they are his parents. That is, they are Benedict Cumberbatch’s parents, Timothy […]

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The Best Offer, a tapestry unrolled

Geoffrey Rush adds another triumph to his list with a spell-binding performance as international art dealer Virgil Oldman in The Best Offer, a film about art and life, the true and the fake. After a lifetime of buying and selling, Virgil Oldman has amassed, by underhand means and the assistance of Billy Whistler, played by […]

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A review of Behind the Candelabra

Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear My wife, inspired by childhood memories of seeing Liberace on the TV, insisted on our seeing this film. I wasn’t keen, I knew very little about Liberace, my lingering impression being of a kind of Benny Hill without the gags, an Edna Everage without the wit. […]

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