lost somewhere in the 1940s
• old hollywood enthusiast •
With an absolute power house of a performance from Leah Purcell I found The Drover’s Wife to be a rather important and moving film of Australian Cinema. Purcell is not only the lead but director and writer and I think she handles the subject matter wonderfully and very thoughtfully. I will say at times it’s not an easy watch and definitely had me in tears multiple times but I do think it’s a rather essential viewing. I do agree as well with Purcell that Molly Johnson deserves her legacy in our history and to always be remembered.
I feel as though I’ve seen this in part many times but never actually watched from start to finish. I do think the first film is far superior but they did a great job delivering a solid sequel. Eddie Murphy did some of his best work in the 80s and I love how charismatic he was especially as Axel Foley. Also Judge Reinhold being honestly the best as Billy I think he is one of the greatest mvps of the entire franchise.
Can I just give five stars to Emilia Clarke and her phenomenal range as an actress? I mean she carried the entire film on her shoulders that I didn’t even real care about the main point of the film. Everything was about her and the story of Mark kinda fell to the background I felt like this was more her story rather than his.
My week of “firsts” continues with my very first Greta Garbo film and it was a rather charming time. I loved getting to watch a very wide range of her acting abilities on display and how she beautifully grew throughout the film. She was paired wonderfully with Melvyn Douglas who was his always charming beautiful self and I love him as a romantic lead. The only thing that slightly brings this one down for me is all the political talk that kinda lost me. Besides that the romance was sweet and charming and made for a rather special first viewing.