LADIES IN BLACK (PG)
A BEAUTIFUL OUTFIT CUT FROM THE RIGHT MATERIAL, AUSTRALIA, 109 MIN A sincerely sweet bundle of nostalgic joy, unwrapped amid a laid-back Sydney of yesteryear. It is 1959, and a bright teenager lands a position as a sales assistant at the city’s finest department store. While learning a little about style, commerce and customer service during working hours, Lisa (a luminous Angourie Rice) learns a lot about life after hours from Magda (Julia Ormond), the head of the store’s glamour outfits section. Though the movie trades ably on its glorious looks, there is a thematic substance behind all that style that is not to be denied.