Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The terrific audience who saw the Oscar winning performance of Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine" gave it a rating of 3.89 when rounded up became a rating of 4 Stars.  This topic became the basis of animated discussions over coffee and cake post screening.

PRISONERS Starring Hugh Jackman - screened Thursday 15th May

Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has snared top talent for PRISONERS, his first English language film, with JAKE GYLLENHAAL playing Loki, a cop investigating the disappearance of two girls on Thanksgiving. They're the daughters of Keller and Grace Dover - HUGH JACKMAN and Maria Bello and of the friends they were spending the day with - Franklin and Nancy - TERRENCE HOWARD and VIOLA DAVIS. An immediate suspect is local lad Alex - PAUL DANO.

When Alex is discovered to be mentally challenged and is released on insufficient evidence Keller decides to take matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Ratings: ABC’s At The Movies team of Margaret: four starsDavid: four stars both give it 4 Stars
IMDB give it 8.1

Classification: MA
Duration: 153 mins

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lead actor: Hugh Jackman
Release Date: September 2013
Language: English

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coming Attraction, Thursday 10th April screening of "BLUE JASMINE"

Hot on the heels of last month's Italian comedy Basilicata Coast to Coast at Reels at Wehl comes the much anticipated and celebrated Blue Jasmine. CATE BLANCHETT stars in Woody Allen's latest film playing the role of Jasmine who flies first class from New York to San Francisco, talking non-stop to the stranger sitting next to her. First class seat one can only assume! She's come west to stay with her sister Ginger, though the siblings - adopted and with different birth parents have little in common. Flashbacks show how Jasmine was formerly married to Hal, ALEC BALDWIN a NYC wheeler dealer and Jasmine was part of a social whirl, unaware that Hal was a serious womaniser. All that has come crashing down, and Jasmine has to start life all over again, broke and in a strange city - it requires a great deal of re-adjustment. This is a movie that you have heard and seen a lot about and if David Stratton of ABC's At the Movies rates this highly with 4.5 Stars, it is a must see on Thursday 13th April. New members are always welcome to the film society and enjoy the movies with other lovers of quality cinema at the unique and intimate Wehl Street cinema.