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THE DRESSMAKER (2015): For The Story, Fashion & Style

The Dressmaker (2016), Kate Winstlet
The Dressmaker (2016), Kate Winstlet

The Dressmaker is a fun revenge drama set in a rural small town in Australia. I use the word ‘fun’ because of the dialogue, characters, cinematography and the haute couture fashion and colours of the 1950s.

The character played by Hugo Weaving is the source of several laughs and a definite highlight. As always, the film’s star, Kate Winslet delivers a wonderful performance. The movie’s beautiful soundtrack, courtesy of composer, David Hirschfelder is also another plus.

The Dressmaker (2015), Kate winslet, Liam Hemsworth
The Dressmaker (2015), Kate winslet, Liam Hemsworth

Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, watch The Dressmaker because it’s good and  you probably won’t be able to guess how things are going to unfold until they do.

Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, and Liam Hemsworth also star. Here’s the trailer for a taster.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

FIRST MONDAY IN MAY (2016): New Trailer For Behind The Scenes Documentary On The Met Ball

First Monday In May (2016), Anna Wintour
First Monday In May (2016), Anna Wintour

For all lovers of art, especially art that comes in the shape of fashion, today’s trailer is for a documentary about 2015’s Met Ball.

Directed by Andrew Rossi, the film follows Vogue Magazine’s Editor-in Chief, Anna Wintour. She takes us along for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the planning and organisation of one of fashion’s most prestigious annual events. One that brings together the most celebrated figures in fashion, music, film and art…

I’ll be watching for all the art involved. That and the expected ups and downs that go with organising a gathering as big as the Met Gala.

First Monday In May will open at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 13, 2016.

The First Monday In May (2016) No Spoilers Review.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE TRUE COST (2015): Great Documentary About The People Behind Your Clothes

The True Cost (2015), Documentary
The True Cost (2015), Documentary

You’ve probably heard about the tragic stories of inhumane factory working conditions in the developing world. Conditions that have lead to far too may deaths that could have been avoided. You may also have heard about the continued use of such factories by numerous multinational retailers.

The True Cost is a documentary directed by Andrew Morgan and it covers the ills of the fashion industry, particularly the effects of the prioritisation of profit over people and the planet.

I’m glad that I tuned into this documentary because it opened my eyes to a few truths that before, I only had a vague idea about. Morgan’s documentary does a good job of identifying and explaining the root cause(s) of the problems within the fashion industry. But even more than that, the viewer is presented with ideas for positive ways to move forward by some of the great people already working towards and advocating for change.

By the end, I understood that the issues presented in the documentary aren’t the easiest to solve. Even though most people have the best intentions, they’re not always able to play their part. So thank goodness for everyone impassioned enough to do all that they can.

Another thought that went through my mind as I watched… ‘How great things would be if only the World’s empathy deficiency was something that could be fixed with a prompt inoculation.’

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

 

THE DRESSMAKER (2015): A Charming New Trailer Has Landed

The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet
The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet

Starring Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth, The Dressmaker is a revenge drama about a glamorous woman, who returns to her rural Australian small town…

I’ll watch because I love Winslet and yes, also definitely because Liam Hemsworth looks dreamy. But mostly because I love Kate Winslet.

The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth
The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth

The Dressmaker Release Dates: September 23rd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G