02 Jul 2017

Is The Beguiled sewn up too tightly?

Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock — the 1975 film that set the tonal template for Sofia Coppola’s films — is more powerfully present here than in any of her previous work, even The Virgin Suicides. Again, we have women and girls in isolation, imprisoned in a vocabulary and colonial

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23 Oct 2015

Witness: a Looking Closer Exemplar review

Sometimes I come across a review that is so complete, so thorough, and so well-written that it really needs nothing from me but a recommendation. Steven Greydanus’s look back at Peter Weir’s masterful thriller Witness is one of those. But never mind: I’m going to do something more than a

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16 Sep 2014

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Alissa Wilkinson, chief film critic for Christianity Today, asked me if I’ve ever changed my mind about a movie… and would I write about that? So I’m asking you. What’s a movie you loved the first time, or hated the first time, and then experienced a total change of mind?

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21 Sep 2009

Browser: Séraphine. A new Peter Weir film. Jedi Knights. Cussing. And More.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. Hi ho, Jeffrey the overworked editor here. Blogging’s been slow, as you have probably noticed. I’ve been reviewing the proofreading edits for Raven’s Ladder, and

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02 Apr 2008

The Browser, 4/1: Five favorite Peter Weir Films; Vega and Bird Blog

What would your five favorite Peter Weir films be? The House Next Door offers Craig Simpson’s answer, and others get into the game.

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