GREED – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Based on the lavish life and crimes of taste, decorum and common decency of UK cheap-fashion mogul Philip Green, whose low-rent boutiques catered to the young and trendy, Michael Winterbottom’s Greed–a breezy chronicle of bad behavior by the rich and notorious–is either a cautionary tale or an exhortation to just do it, depending on which way your moral compass points.

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Sydney FF 2019 Review: THE WEDDING GUEST – by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

With a feature filmmaking career that has spanned almost 25 years, although Michael Winterbottom has had some are undeniable misfires, he has simultaneously illustrated time and time again that when he’s good, he’s very good. The Wedding Guest adds to Winterbottom’s oeuvre while donating to his experiments with the crime/thriller genre, joining previous projects such as The Face of an Angel and 2010’s controversial The Killer Inside Me.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug. 11-17: THE TRIP TO ITALY

Opening Aug. 15, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Trip to Italy, the mostly improvised follow up to Michael Winterbottom’s 2010 film, The Trip. Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilarious, semi-fictional depictions of themselves in another gastronomic tour of Europe. This time the longtime friends are retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy. The mouth-watering meals are outdone only by the spectacular vistas of Italy. The humor is sure to delight as much as the gourmet meals. Read on…

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