A little over a month ago my wife won free tickets to a preview screening of Their Finest. She kindly let me go as her guest and I am now grateful to say that my review of the film has been finally published online at HEAVY Magazine’s website.
It’s a great little film that will move you featuring a strong female lead, meta humour about narrative construction and the film industry all set amidst The Blitz during World War II.
You can read more of my thoughts about it here https://heavymag.com.au/film-review-their-finest/#.WQCg0o21vIU
In the mean time I also wrote a piece about the use of songs in recent film trailers. This was inspired by the recent release of the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok making use of the fantastic and fantastically appropriate Led Zeppelin track Immigrant Song. I was lucky enough that Heavy Magazine also published this. You can check out that post here https://heavymag.com.au/film-news-thor-ragnaroks-trailer-plays-a-different-tune/#.WQCgo421vIU
Heavy is an independent magazine and website that is all about the music and specifically heavy music and supporting the Australian music scene in general. Fortunately for me they do cover film as well and I am very grateful to have had these posts published on their website.
Thank you all who take the time to click onto another page and read the reviews published elsewhere. I really appreciate it. To my fellow Aussies and any Kiwi readers, I hope you had a good ANZAC Day.
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Good review of Their Finest, and pretty much what I was expecting to hear. I would watch this for Helen McCrory and Eddie Marsan, both excellent as a rule. I could do without Bill Nighy these days though. I am a little tired of watching him play the same part, over and over. (And over…)
I didn’t read about Thor, as I really don’t do superheroes at all.
Cheers mate, Pete.
Thanks Pete, for a minute there he’d really dialled it back. Hope you enjoy it.
Thor: Ragnarok: “We know each other; he’s a friend from work.” What fun! I am looking forward to November. I am also looking forward to Their Finest. Thank you for these two reviews.
Thank you Allen. 🙂 I hope they’re both a fun time at the movies for you.
I saw Their Finest last year at TIFF and was really touched by it, it was sweet and funny, and of course I love Bill Nighy.
I love Nighy too. About Time is an absolute favourite of mine, first thing I ever posted about on this blog. He did dial down the mannerisms though and I was enjoying that. I’m glad you enjoyed Their Finest too.
How cool is it to have TIFF and Tribeca right on your doorstep?!
Their Finest looks so good, and nice review of it Lloyd. Sounds like you and your wife had a nice time seeing it.
Thanks Vinnie, we enjoyed it.
That’s what I like to hear.