Posted by Michael Avery
09. Oct, 2012
|October 16, 2012|
London, The Tube. A packed train speeds through the underground. Among the half present gazes sits a lone woman, clutching an awkwardly sized bag. She exits the train, plants the bag and exits. As she takes her first steps into daylight, she is seized by two suited men and silently ushered into an unmarked car.
IRA bomber Colette McVeigh (Andrea Riseborough) has been caught by the British Secret Service. She now has choice, a life in prison or become an informant.
Centered in Belfast in the early 90’s, Shadow Dancer is the latest from director James Marsh, returning to film after his recent documentaries Man on Wire (2008) and Project Nim (2010).
You could describe his latest feature as a slow moving thriller, as it adds note after note into a deeply suspenseful chord. Riseborough plays Colette cool on the surface of deep running distress. She’s partnered by Mac (Clive Owen), the dashing MI5 agent who forms a complex relationship with Colette.
Making a splash at Sundance before premiering locally at MIFF earlier this year, Shadow Dancer is worthy viewing for any fan of political thrillers. Opens nationally October 11.
If your eye tends to be drawn to the finer things in life, then you'll be captivated by Henry Talbot's 1960s fashion photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Writers, publishers and book lovers alike flooded the walls of the National Gallery of Victoria over the weekend for the Melbourne Art Book Fair.
Milk Bar Mag chatted to comedy duo Andy Matthews and Matt Stewart about Logistical Nightmare, their show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the other happenings in their lives.