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Instant Gratification: "20th Century Women" and four other good movies new to Netflix and Amazon Prime

20th Century Women” (Amazon Prime) — My full review is here. Mike Mills’ film is semi-autobiographical, but his ’70s teenage stand-in really fades into the background as his film looks at several strong, influential women in his orbit, including Annette Bening as his prickly, baffled mother and Greta Gerwig as one of her older, worldly tenants. 272 more words

Instant Gratification

A Brief Word on Recent Releases: "Nerve", "Revenge of the Lost" and "20th Century Women"

By Andrew Buckner


Rating: *1/2 out of *****.

Though incorporating sporadic moments of intrigue, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s Nerve (2016) is but another generic, superficial and over-stylized teens and technology thriller. 445 more words

Andrew Buckner

R.E.M - " Live At The Olympia Dublin " 10th Anniversary

In the summer of 2007, R.E.M. set up camp for five nights at Dublin, Ireland’s venerable Olympia Theatre to explore new material, test out arrangements, and rehearse songs for their 14th studio album,  396 more words


‘They're not very good, and they know that, right?’ (A 20th Century Women Two for Tuesday)

I recently watched 20th Century Women, a poignant film set in California at the tail-end of the 1970s. I would definitely recommend it as it’s beautifully written and directed by Mike Mills – the man behind videos for everyone from Yoko Ono to Air, who even named a song after him on… 849 more words


'20th Century Women'

The latest from Mike Mills (Beginners, Thumbsucker) is a beautifully balanced late 70s nostalgic ensemble piece of likeable people.

As a single mother, the matriarch, a never better Annette Bening ( 102 more words


20th Century Women

Directed By: Mike Mills
Written By: Mike Mills
Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup

Speaking in a Q and A in 1995, Roger Ebert pined for more movies that used dialogue for the sole purpose of being pleasurable to the ear, dialogue that sought simply to be… 1,159 more words


20th Century Women has taken its sweet ass time getting to Australian cinemas but it proved worth the wait and justified every nomination or award win that came Annette Bening’s way during Awards season. 131 more words