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COLETTE lovingly details the true story of the French novelist, who challenged the supposed limitations of her gender in early 20th-century Paris.
The film is a handsomely appointed battle of words between Keira Knightley’s dutiful wife turned trailblazer and Dominic West’s domineering husband.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) marries well regarded author Henry GauthierVillars (West), who operates under the pen name Willy. He is under intense pressure to deliver a new work but prefers to devote his time to dalliances rather than penmanship or his wife.
When Willy discovers POLITICS and sleaze have become depressingly frequent bedfellows in recent years, ushering us into an era where the press and social media scrutinise the moral fibre of our public servants.
Director Jason Reitman’s sharp-suited drama unfolds several years before Monica Lewinsky’s dress stained global consciousness.
The film focuses on three tumultuous weeks in the late 1980s, when political journalism abruptly shifted focus Colette’s gift with words, he encourages her to document her formative years on the page and takes credit for her first book, Claudine A L’Ecole.
The saucy tale of a 15-year-old girl’s rites of passage becomes a sensation and Henry encourages Colette to pen further adventures for her heroine, Claudine.
Over time, she becomes frustrated that only Willy visibly profits from her ink-stained hours of toil.
The aggrieved wife refuses to remain silent and speaks out with support from lover, noblewoman Mathilde de Morny (Denise Gough).
Beautifully shot, Knightley and West are delightful sparring partners and Gough brings a slow-burning intensity to her gender fluid paramour. from manifestos to the personal life of Senator Gary Hart from Colorado (Hugh Jackman) after he refuses to answer questions about an extramarital affair. Like Hart’s campaign, Reitman’s film is a slickly orchestrated and entertaining circus that stumbles at the final hurdle. THE Predator is a pyrotechnic-laden tale of “interstellar cops and robbers”, which resuscitates the franchise with a whimper rather than a bang.
Young, gifted child Rory (Jacob Tremblay, left), accidentally triggers the return of ‘The Predator’ to Earth when he tinkers with a package that contains alien technology his dad sent to their home from a recent military mission.
With the government trying to cover up Predator incursions on Earth, a rag-tag group of military veterans fight to save the world as the battle spreads from outer space to suburbia.
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Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart