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Movie Blog Post: THE DRESSMAKER

Friday, September 30, 2016

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 By Tinsel & Tine Editor, Le Anne Lindsay

I fell in love with the trailer for this film, THE DRESSMAKER (Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse, based on the novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham) the odd tone and vampy quality sucked me in immediately and so did the first 3/4 of the movie. Then it takes a really hard turn into sadness and black comedy. Sure, I get it, the story's about a prodigal daughter's unwelcome return home, so you anticipate repercussions; still I never expected it to get so dark; was hoping I could recommend it to my younger sister, whose been craving a good romance. Sorry Alyssa, this one's not for you.

Set in 1951, Myrtle, now "Tilly" Dunnage (Kate Winslet) comes home to the small, desolate town of Dungatar Australia. When I see the flat, grayish, dry, wide plains of Australia, it's hard to picture anything but a rattlesnake trying to make a home there. It's like you can put buildings on the land, but they will never truly be a part of the landscape or feel hospitable.  Speaking of hospitality, Tilly finds none upon her return home after a 25 year absence, (which seemed more like 30 years, because Winslet is a gorgeous 40 year-old, but she can't pull off 35). Not even her mother "Mad Molly" (Judy Davis) acknowledges that she even had a daughter. The only one with some affinity for her homecoming is the cross dressing Police Sergeant (Hugo Weaving) who practically orgasm over Tilly's clothes, fabrics and accessories.

We begin to learn about the inhabitants of the town, as Tilly, dressed in the best Scottish golf attire, begins to hit balls from the vantage point of her mother's ramshackle bungalow, striking the establishments and homes of each town person who once did her wrong - The  hunchbacked pharmacist who used to beat his wife, now also crippled with arthritis; Gertrude (Isla Fisher) a dumpy, store clerk, who used to be a peer of Tilly's and makes an amazing swan transformation into Trudy; a rich Mamma's boy recently home from a city education; the town's leader, Pettyman and his overwrought wife Marigold swilling down nerve tonic; a dowager old school mistress and a few assorted others.  We soon learn Tilly was sent away, but not put away, at the age of 10, accused of killing a boy, Mr. & Mrs. Pettyman's son in fact.

T&T AGREES...

Soon, every woman in town is overdressed in Tilly's poisonous purples and limes — no sugar pastels for these gossips. But in proving her worth to these fools, she's created lovelier monsters. She'd be better off simply stabbing them with her scissors. READ MORE Amy on film MTV News

T&T DISAGREES...

It’s a given that “The Dressmaker” is wildly overdone, and that includes not just the style (by production designer Roger Ford, costume designer Marion Boyce and DP Donald M. McAlpine), but the performances. READ MORE OneGuy'sOpinions.com



T&T AGREES...

The humor is so unmistakably Australian, and the performances (like Kerry Fox’s venomous schoolteacher) so committedly high-pitched, that even if you’re not laughing, you’re in a kind of thrall to the hearty energy of it all. READ MORE Robert Abele LA Times 

Bottom line:  The dresses are stunning!

T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score: 3 outta 5
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That's Show Biz w/ Chuck Darrow and ME! Radio Broadcast

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tinsel & Tine Contributes a Weekly Movie Segment

ON WWDB-AM TALK 860 - 

"THAT'S SHOW BIZ w/ CHUCK DARROW"

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POST UPDATE 9.27.16


On this week's show Chuck and I don't get to chat because it's a podcast within a podcast, as I pre-taped my segment for That's Show Biz. I was in D.C. for a great foodie event hosted by Cuisine Noir Magazine to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture - interviews and many pictures from the evening and of the gorgeous new Smithsonian to be posted soon!  For now here's a Periscope from the event which was called An Evening of Culinary Excellence. 

In terms of my movie segment I talked about loving Queen of Katwe click for Q&A with David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Director Mira Nair and new comer Madina Nalwanga. The moon landing hoax movie Operation Avalanche click for my interview with the director and produce Matt Johnson & Matt Miller, and lastly, a movie I'd been looking forward to Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

 My segment's starting point is 46:15



POST UPDATE 9.20.16


On this week's show we talked about Bridget Jones's Baby (starring Renee Zellwegger & Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey taking on the rival role) was there a kerfuffle with Pro-lifers and/or Pro-choicers on Bridget's baby dilemma? Chuck seemed to think so, I didn't hear about it. I just found the movie delightfully fun! It was good to visit with these characters again and the slightly zany rhythm of this franchise.

We also talked about my piece highlighting Philly doc The Billboard Boys (click for post.) which revisits those involved in an Allentown, PA radio station promotion turned media circus back in 1982. 

 My segment's starting point is 45:55


POST UPDATE 9.13.16


On this week's show we talked about Clint Eastwood's SULLY starring Tom Hanks as pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberg who we all remember managed an emergency water landing in the middle of the Hudson River on a frigid January day in 2009. And also Pharrell's new song "I See Victory" performed at Toronto Film Festival for upcoming film HIDDEN FIGURES out January 13, 2017

 My segment's starting point is 47:00



POST UPDATE 9.6.16


On this week's show we talked about Morgan (click for T&T's post) and the two Indie films I saw back to back which both feature Rachel Weisz The Light Between Oceans and Complete Unknown (click for T&T post)

 My segment's starting point is 43:25 



POST UPDATE 8.23.16

On this week's show we talked about The remake of BEN-HUR I'm still planning to write a 1959 vs 2016 comparison post, but Chuck and I discuss just a quick assessment of what went wrong at the box office.

 My segment's starting point is 45:20



POST UPDATE 8.16.16

On this week's show we talked about Florence Foster Jenkins (click for full T&T post), however Chuck's special guest was Kristin Chenoweth and she, rightly so, went over time, so it meant we  just touched on  Sausage Party (click for full T&T post).

 My segment's starting point is 45:20



POST UPDATE 8/9/16
On this week's show we only had time to chat about Suicide Squad.  Found out Chuck doesn't really dislike the Fantasy/Sci-Fi genre, but he hasn't found anything as satisfying to him as the original Batman (Adam West) TV Show of the 60's.
 My segment's starting point is 45:18



POST UPDATE 8/2/16



On this week's show I give a plug for The BlackStar Film Festival , Emma Roberts & Dave Franco phone game movie NERVE, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost the team behind the popular Catfish Doc (2010) which inspired the MTV show of the same name. And for my Find a Trekkie Guide for Star Trek Convention Mission New York Sept 3, 2016,


 My segment's starting point is 44:20


POST UPDATE 7/26/16


On this week's show we discuss George Takei's criticism of  making the character of Sulu gay in Star Trek Beyond. I'd heard something about his surprising displeasure with this decision which Simon Peg and Star Trek producers wrote in to give homage to Takei. But really I'd been more focused on the twitter hate that was thrown at Leslie Jones, although you'll hear I decide for the sake of friendly radio not to go too far into the matters of racial slurs.


 My segment's starting point is 43:52

POST UPDATE 7/12/16:


On this week's show Chuck and I chat about  The Secret Life of Pets and the bio/doc Women He's Undressed 

 My segment's starting point is 45:45


 POST UPDATE 7/5/16:


On this week's show I give a plug to qFlix Philadelphia's LGBTQ Film Festival 

My segment's starting point is 47:20


POST UPDATE 6/28/16: 


On this week's show we talked about The Fart Drama Swiss Army Man, Why Will Smith decided not to reprise his role in Independence Day: Resurgence and what makes Free State of Jones worth renting when it hits your streaming device.

My segment's starting point is 46:10




POST UPDATE 6/21/16: 


On this week's show we talked about the loss of Anton Yelchin Star Trek Movies Chekov, My mini review of Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence and the overwhelming Box Office Success for Finding Dory

My segment's starting point is 45:10


POST UPDATE 6/7/16:  

On this week's show we talked about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Out of the Shadow taking top honors at the box office and the documentary Weiner.  Weiner doc also included in our "Hillary and Clinton" PTC Theater post click HERE for post.


My segment's starting point is 44:20


POST UPDATE 5/31/16:  

On this week's show we talked about Johnny Depp's run of bad luck with movies and his love life, Why although Civil War may be the better movie, I preferred X-men.  T&T's posts on these movies examines the role Time plays in all three movies, click HERE for post.


My segment's starting point is 46:00
POST UPDATE 5/24/16:  


On this week's show I talk about Shane Black's violent comedy starring Russell Crowe as a guy hired as freelance muscle and Ryan Gosling as a sorta bumbling, lush of a detective. Their initial meeting is rough, but they come together to solve a crime involving a porno movie, and the Detroit auto industry.

My segment's starting point is 38:40


T & T's LAMB (movie bloggers association) Score:3 outta 5

POST UPDATE 5/17/16:  
Think I'm really getting the rhythm down for speaking on radio.  This was a particularly good segment, discussing A BIGGER SPLASH & MONEY MONSTER. Listen below and or click links to read the posts.

My segment's starting point is 45:40






POST UPDATE 5.10.2016

On this week's show I talk about the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2016) opening with the world premiere of Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY(starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart) and discuss the recent and rare interview with the prolific 80 year-old filmmaker. By Stephen Galloway of the Hollywood Reporter

My segment's starting point is 41:41

POST UPDATE 4.26.16



On this week's show I talk about The Huntsman Winter's War Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Giving Costume Designer Colleen Atwood praise for both Queen Raveena (Theron) and her sister Freya (Blunts) imaginative gowns. 

We also start to discuss Summer Sequels

Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27): Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland and goes back in time to save her old pal, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), from Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen). This sequel to 2010 Alice in Wonderland is NOT a Tim Burton movie, the director is James Bobin who directed the last two Muppet movies. 

Now You See Me 2 (June 10): Robin Hood-esque magical troupe the Four Horsemen (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and no Isla Fisher, instead Lizzy Caplan joins the cast). This time the magic foursome are forced into pulling a heist by a young tech magnate (Daniel Radcliffe). 

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24): Twenty years after mankind and Will Smith fought off a hellacious alien invasion, the extraterrestrials return with a bigger fleet to test heroes, both old (Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman) and new (Liam Hemsworth and Maika Monroe). 

Jason Bourne (July 29): Matt Damon's most popular role reappears on the world's intelligence scene with many of his memories returned in this the 5th of the Bourne film series. 

  My segment's starting point is 40:37


POST UPDATE 4.19.16
On this week's show I got to follow comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah and give my musings on Sci-fi/Spy movie Criminal starring Kevin Costner. And finally give a mention to "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" as That's Show Biz loves a local Philly angle: 



Trevor's Interview starts at 21:40





 POST UPDATE 4.12.16


On this week's show I give a short recap of the MTV Movie Awards and brief review Demolition (click for actual post on Demolition movie):

My segment's starting point is 37:51





POST UPDATE 4.5.16


On this week's show I talk about Natural Born Pranksters, Pandemic, Moore College of Art Women's Film Festival and Hardcore Henry
My segment's starting point is 36:16
 

POST UPDATE 3.29.16

On this week's show I give an overview on my interview with Ice Cube and Deon Cole, explain to Chuck why Batman & Superman have a beef and why you should see "Hello, My Name is Doris" 
My segment's starting point is 35:40




POST UPDATE 3.22.16

On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Allegiant" and we talk about Chuck' dislike of Superhero, Fantasy and Sci Fi flicks. 
My segment's starting point is 38:28.



POST UPDATE 3.15.16

On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Miracles from Heaven " and "The Perfect Match" my segment's starting point is 41:12.





POST UPDATE 3.8.16

On this week's show I give the paired down version of my posts for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and "Five Nights in Maine" my segment's starting point is 36:15.


POST UPDATE 3.2.16

This week's segment on #ThatShowBiz I give my post Oscars Commentary and mini reviews on "Eddie the Eagle and "Zootopia" by segment begins at 57:43



POST UPDATE 2.24.16

This week I got to chat with Chuck about Oscar Snubs!  This show was a little chaotic because the station's phone lines went down and pushed the show off schedule, so...

I didn't get a chance to talk about all I prepared, particularly wanted to get in the fact that Fusion Media Network & Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital are going to broadcast All Def Movie Awards Sunday night during the Oscars, with a humorous parody type awards show honoring black movies that got snubbed by the Oscars and adding in categories like Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie...


and discuss this great article from Entertainment Weekly, that polled several Academy Voters on why they didn't vote to give "Straight Outta Compton" a best picture nomination.... but THAT'S SHOW BIZ!  See radio embed below to listen or Or Click HERE to go to show site



My Segment starts 39.11

ORIGINAL POST 2.19.16
This world we've created of branding and self-promotion can be fun and liberating. We've been given these fantastic tools: social media, blogs, apps, podcasts, cameras readily at our disposal, so many great ways to communicate our passions; and yet it's also tough, because we're all doing it! Which makes it difficult to get to the next level.  More than anything else, even more than wanting to find a love interest, I want Tinsel & Tine to be what I do - No other job(s). To get there, it takes consistency, raising my profile and luck, as was the case last Friday...

When Chuck Darrow, long-time Philadelphia journalist of the Inquirer and Daily News, contacted me to start contributing a movie segment to his new radio program on WWDB-Talk Radio 860.  He was given my name by Kory Aversa CEO of Aversa PR & Events (by the way Kory is a nominee on the Philly Happening List for 2016 for Entrepreneur of the year - Vote HERE).

The program is call THAT'S SHOW BIZ with CHUCK DARROW the format covers Theater, Restaurants, TV, Music and Movies! Chuck has some great contributors who call into the show and discuss what's hot that week, with a real slant toward what's happening in Philly. Our segments are short, due to the hour long format of the show, which includes Chuck's interview with a celebrity guest.

I feel honored to be among these fab contributors:

Molly Eichel  - TV Critic @mollyeichel
Michael Klein - Food Critic @phillyinsider
A.D. Amorosi - Music Critic @ADAmorosi 
Neal Zoren - Theater Critic @NealsPaper

The show is Live Tuesdays at 3pm, but of course the podcast gets posted to the site and can be found on iTunesRadio and I believe a couple of other podcast channels.

Here's Tinsel & Tine's debut which starts with "Deadpool"- my segment starts at 5:19 :


Le Anne Lindsay is the Editor of Tinsel & Tine a site that celebrates Film, Food & Philly Events. Starting in 2009 with the Philadelphia Film Society, Cinedelphia and Urbanspoon, she began blogging about the two things that never get old for her - going to the movies and eating good food. Having gained a loyal following who enjoy her upbeat writing style with a focus on showcasing and discussing a movie, rather than pulling it apart, Tinsel & Tine was created in 2010. Invitations from PR Agencies expanded her blog to feature profiles and highlights from restaurant openings and events. It now also includes a Philly Calendar with social media blasts for film, food/drink, theater, art and small biz events happenings in the city. Yet the site still remains movie-centric, offering weekly preview screening passes to Subscribers.

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...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

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Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

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Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST

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With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

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In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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