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28 September

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

In March (15th March) I wrote a blog about the A-list Hollywood film stars who over the last year have distinguishing themselves in the world of television, yes, television.


24 September

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

If possible it’s best to start the week with a little lighthearted fun, and thanks to a gang of bumbling Irishmen, who decide to steal a truck full of Viagra, that’s exactly what you’ll get with Holy Water (Monday 24th September, 8.30pm).


20 September

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up earlier this week and the Oscar buzz is now well underway. In the eyes of Hollywood studio marketing departments the TIFF has become an important event, where the last five Oscar Best Picture winners have all screened successfully.


17 September

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Our German inspired World Cinema season continues this week with Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (Tuesday 18th September, 8.30pm).

13 September

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

This year films of a religious persuasion were the winners at the world’s oldest film festival, the 69th Venice Film Festival.

10 September

2012


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Francesca Rudkin

Three very different films make it onto my hit list this week; prepare to be charmed, exhausted, and amused by an eclectic group of films from Germany, America and England.


06 September

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Lynch
Rialto Channel’s Director’s Series this September features the work of David Lynch, and to get you into the mood Rialto is also playing a documentary about the director, simply titled Lynch (Thursday 6th September, 8.30pm).

03 September

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This week Naomi Watts and Sean Penn amp up the intensity in Fair Game (Saturday 8th September, 8.30pm), a political thriller based on the true story of CIA agent Valerie Plame and her diplomat husband Joseph Wilson.

30 August

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Following on from last week’s blog celebrating the work of Tony Scott, I came across an interesting interview with Quentin Tarantino who attended a double screening of Scott’s True Romance and Domino at the LA Film School in Hollywood last week.

27 August

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Over recent weeks I’ve seen a number of films centered on political issues from the 60s and 70s. The Sapphires was an uplifting and amusing true story about an Aboriginal girl group who performed to troops in Vietnam during the war, and When I Rise and Sing Your Song were both moving documentaries about various artists’ participation in the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 20 years Francesca Rudkin has been working in the media as a film and music reviewer (NZ Herald, Breakfast TV), a television presenter and producer, and voice over artist. Francesca is Rialto Channel's resident vlogger, allowing her to indulge in her love of world cinema. Her next challenge is to convince her young children that being a “Cinephile” is a legitimate profession.


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