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Essie Davis To Join Richard E. Grant In 'Game Of Thrones' Season Six


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Matrix actress Essie Davis has reportedly become the latest addition to ‘Game of Thrones’ season six cast. The Australian star has already been pictured on the set of the HBO drama which is currently filming its new season, set to air next year.

Essie DavisEssie Davis will play play a member of a travelling theatre troupe in ‘Game of Thrones’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis will play a member of a traveling theatre troupe in Braavos who stages a play titled 'The Bloody Hand'. In the play-within-a-show, Davis will portray Cersei Lannister, a character which mocks debauchery of Lena Headey’s Queen Cersei and the world of Westeros, so we can all imagine how that will go down with the Queen.

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The Babadook Review


Excellent

For her first feature, Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Kent creates a startlingly effective horror movie by combining serious scariness with some darkly evocative emotion. Shot in a classical style that doesn't rely on special effects, this is a remarkable film that deploys a terrifying boogeyman while saying some resonant things about grief and mental illness.

The story picks up almost seven years after Amelia (Essie Davis) buried her husband Oskar (Benjamin Winspear in flashbacks) just as her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) was born. But Samuel is supremely high-maintenance, alienating his classmates, teachers and family members like his cousin Ruby (Chloe Horn), daughter of Amelia's sister Claire (Hayley McElhinney). Demanding and always talking about monsters, Samuel has made Amelia's life so stressful that she can't sleep, and in her frazzled state she begins to believe that the Babadook (Tim Purcell), a character from an outrageously creepy pop-up book, is truly invading their home. To calm down, she asks her doctor to prescribe sedatives for both of them. But things only get worse.

Made like an old-school horror movie, with things moving around the edges and going "Dook! Dook! Dook!" in the night, the film benefits from its in-camera effects because there's the sense that there's something genuinely on the set with the actors. There's even a shadow-filled basement where Amelia has stored Oskar's things. Kent shoots everything with a careful perspective that echoes Amelia's increasingly disoriented point of view, so all of Samuel's annoying whininess unnerves the audience as much as it does her. Davis and Wiseman are superb in the roles, expressing inner emotions as their fear merges with lingering grief as well as a growing frustration that no one understands what they are going through.

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Essie Davis Tuesday 18th November 2008 World Premiere of 'Australia' at Greater Union Cinemas - Arrivals Sydney, Australia

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Essie Davis - Monday 16th June 2008 at Sydney Film Festival Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival 2008 at Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia

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Nansun Shi, Essie Davis, Scott Foundas, Majid Majidi and Gillian Armstrong
Essie Davis, Scott Foundas, Majid Majidi, Laura Hastings-smith, Gillian Armstrong and Nansun Shi
Majid Majidi, Gillian Armstrong, Laura Hastings-smith, Essie Davis, Nansun Shi and Scott Foundas

Code 46 Review


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Girl With A Pearl Earring Review


Excellent

Director Peter Webber has such a mesmerizing command over the emotional resonance of "Girl With a Pearl Earring" -- a masterpiece film that imagines the story behind Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece painting -- that there are several moments in the picture so evocative, so stunning that they literally make you hold your breath.

One such moment comes as the Dutch master, played with alluring, untamed gravitas by the solemnly magnetic Colin Firth, cajoles his tentative, spellbound model -- a modest, reticent young housemaid (the extraordinary Scarlett Johansson) who has slowly become his muse and artistic confidant -- to wet her lips (and then wet them again, and again) as he readies her to pose for his most famous, most exquisitely lifelike and certainly most emotionally enigmatic portrait.

This scene is the culmination of an unspoken, unattainable desire between them and is a magnificent fusion of performance, intimacy and sudden, startling silences in Alexandre Desplat's stirring musical score -- the combination of which is a demonstrative potency that Webber manipulates at will.

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The Babadook Movie Review

The Babadook Movie Review

For her first feature, Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Kent creates a startlingly effective horror movie by...

Code 46 Movie Review

Code 46 Movie Review

IN THE MEANTIME...Here's the plot:Code 46 is a love story set in an eerily possible...

Girl With A Pearl Earring Movie Review

Girl With A Pearl Earring Movie Review

Director Peter Webber has such a mesmerizing command over the emotional resonance of "Girl With...

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