Bal­let

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Stephen Romei DS

(MA15+) This is the first Amer­i­can film by Bri­tish writer-di­rec­tor An­drea Arnold, known for her Lon­don coun­cil es­tate fam­ily drama Fish Tank. It cen­tres on a mot­ley crew of young Amer­i­cans who sell mag­a­zine sub­scrip­tions door-to-door, and stars Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf as the two main char­ac­ters, Star and Jake. Amer­i­can Honey is in­ter­ested in the dis­gruntle­ment of large sec­tions of the pop­u­la­tion, a so­cioe­co­nomic un­hap­pi­ness that came to the fore in the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

War on Ev­ery­one (MA15+) The lat­est film from John Michael McDon­agh, who made The Guard and Cal­vary in his na­tive Ire­land, is a sub­Tarantino cop buddy movie set in New Mex­ico, with a side trip to Ice­land. Michael Pena and Alexan­der Skars­gard are the cops who break more reg­u­la­tions than they en­force while en­gag­ing in end­less ar­gu­ments and dis­cus­sions on pop­u­lar cul­ture. Glen Camp­bell songs pep­per the sound­track be­tween the vi­o­lent con­fronta­tions with bad guys.

The Ac­coun­tant Ni­jin­sky Em­ploy­ing nar­ra­tive and ab­stract dance el­e­ments, bor­rowed and new, John Neumeier’s Ni­jin­sky — cre­ated for Ham­burg Bal­let in 2000 and now en­ter­ing Aus­tralian Bal­let’s reper­toire — brings to the fore the sen­si­tive, iso­lated soul be­hind the leg­end. The sub­ject is rev­o­lu­tion­ary Rus­sian bal­let dancer and chore­og­ra­pher Vaslav Ni­jin­sky, who soared to fame with Sergei

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