TL;DR – Twenty years is a
long time and while it is good to be back in Pearl Bay, some of the characters
dragged us back to the 20th century.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Let me take you back in time, a whole twenty years ago, which seems a lifetime
now that I think about it. It was a quieter time in life, we had not yet dealt
with either the millennium or even the Willennium yet. However, down here in Australia
everyone and their mum’s was riveted by the story of the lost magistrate and
her Diver Dan. A lot has changed in those preceding years, both in the real
world, and the fictional one of the show, and it will be interesting to see if
lighting can hit twice again.
So to set the scene, we open in with Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton) who is volunteering
somewhere in Africa and not getting along with everyone, or anyone. She is
throwing herself into her work to kind of distract herself for the fact that
her marriage is tenuous at best, her daughter is in and out of trouble and that
her career is not really going anywhere. After upsetting enough people the aid
agency firers her and has her visa cancelled so she is forced to fly back to
Australia to get it sorted out. With some time to kill, she decides to come
back to Pearl Bay to visit her other daughter Miranda (Brooke Satchwell) who
still lives there. Only to find out a lot has changed, such as her house got
TL;DR – Today we countdown my Top 10 films of all time; from towns where there are a lot of ‘accidents’, to all forms of Sci-Fi, to do you know the man with six fingers on his right hand, and everything in between.
Recently I watched the CineFix crew countdown their Top 10 films, and it had me thinking what are mine? Now it was at this point where I of course naturally spiralled as how can you reduce thousands of films that you have seen into only a Top 10. Just before I threw my hands up in resignation and chucked in the towel I happened to catch an episode of Movies with Mikey on how he determined the best sequel. With this in mind I wondered if there was a set of criteria that I could use to categorise the films into a list that I would be happy with, and after some work, I came up with the following criteria that work for me.
Films that are beautifully constructed
Films that mean something to me
Films that are always re-watchable
Films that have added to my love of the craft of cinema
With this criterion in mind I went through all the likely candidates and with a bit of a struggle I think I have been able to come to a final list, well at least until I change my mind next week, which is always a chance.