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Weekly Watch List

Sharing Is Caring

2 April

We’ll be sharing cinema together again soon, but until then, Palace Cinemas wants to share some of our film favourites with our Weekly Watch List.  Here’s to sharing and staying safe.

 

FRANCES HA  (2012) | Noah Baumbach

Frances (Greta Gerwig) is an apprentice for a dance company (though she isn’t really a dancer) who unabashedly pursues her dreams even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles. A modern comic fable set in New York, the film explores friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption with sensitive direction from Noah Baumbach and an endearing performance from Greta Gerwig.

“This delightful indie comedy proves whoever said life’s what you make it has got it all wrong. Life’s what makes you.” Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube, or stream on Stan.

 

JACKIE BROWN (1995) | Quentin Tarantino

His underrated masterpiece, Jackie Brown sees Pam Grier’s resurgence as the enigmatic Jackie Brown. Caught between crime and the law, Jackie plays both sides against each other in a heist where only the smartest will survive. Featuring an incredible cast of Samuel L Jackson, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro & Michael Keaton, this suspenseful thriller delivers all of the great Tarantino tropes and more.

“Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere..” Todd McCarthy, Variety
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube, or stream on Foxtel Now or Stan.

 

A MAN CALLED OVE (2015) | Hannes Holm

Adapted from Fredrik Backman’s best selling novel, A Man Called Ove follows Ove (the quintessential angry old man next door), an isolated retiree with a short fuse, who has a loud and young family move in next door. An obvious recipe for disaster, but what emerges is a heartwarming tale of community and a sentiment that life is sweeter when shared.

“(A Man Called Ove) manages to fuse melodrama with dark comedy and — no small feat — make it work.” Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube, or stream on Kanopy.

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016) | David McKenzie

Following two brothers who come together to rob branches of a bank threatening to foreclose on their family land, Hell or Highwater is an impeccably crafted and performed Western heist thriller that prioritizes pacing and story above violence to create a refreshing take on the genre.

“There’s not a moment out of place, not a shot that stays too long. If [David McKenzie] makes a better film in his career, he’ll be lucky.” Paul Byrnes, The Sydney Morning Herald
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube, or stream on Stan.

 

BOOKSMART (2019) | Olivia Wilde

In her directorial debut, Olivia Wilde tells the story of two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize that they have missed out on some of the most important years of their lives due to their obsession with good grades. Determined, they adventure out into the night to cram four years worth of fun into one night. Electrifying with its fresh take and face-paced comedy, Booksmart manages to add a new perspective of the coming-of-age teen comedy.

“Booksmart is such a smart, funny, rude, cheerful, likeable movie. It’s well worth checking out, even if your school days are a distant memory.” David Stratton, The Australian
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube.

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