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A Week In Film #249: Raising the game

Curtin title screen
Curtin
A not very exciting biopic about John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia during World War Two. William McInnes seems okay in the lead, but it’s all very hagiographic and pedestrian.

The Grifters title screen
The Grifters
All the long con flicks are essentially the same, but at least this one throws in an interesting Greek tragedy curveball. What’s not to like about the John Cusack/Annette Bening/Anjelica Huston triangle? And great support from the likes of JT Walsh, Stephen Tobolowsky and Pat Hingle at terrifying gang boss Bobo.