DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Dickerson Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton. Not to be confused with Amy Berg's documentary of the same name which explored the controversial issue of the systemic decades long cover up of pedophile priests within the Catholic church, Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by the story of Ralph Sarchie. Sarchie was an NYPD officer who worked the mean streets of the Bronx and on a daily basis saw the evil that men do as he dealt with some of the Continue reading

THE FRENCH MINISTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bertrand Tavernier Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphael Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Jane Birkin, Bruno Rafaelli, Julie Gayet, Anais Demoustier, Thomas Chabrol, Alix Poisson, Thierry Fremont, Marie Brunel. Oui, Ministre? The French Minister (aka Quai d'Orsay) is supposedly a political farce set behind closed doors and within the halls of power of the French government. The central character here is Alexandre Taillard de Worms, the mercurial, frenetic but self absorbed and blustering foreign minister (Thierry Lhermitte) who is a whirlwind of Continue reading

VENUS IN FUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roman Polanski Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmannuelle Seigner. Sex and power are two recurring themes in the films of Polish born director Roman Polanski (Chinatown, The Pianist, etc), and they dominate his latest film, which is an adaptation of David Ives' Tony award winning 2010 hit play Venus In Fur. Ives' play itself was adapted from a 19th century novella written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who gave his name to the term masochism. Working closely with Ives, Polanski's adaptation of the play is reasonably faithful, but is also very Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #88

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘Words And Pictures’, ‘Venus In Fur,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ ‘The French Minister,’ ‘Reaching For The Moon,’ and ‘Charlie’s Country’. This episode also contains interviews with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal and Miranda Otto. Also listen for your chance to win a copy of Nymphomaniac Vol 1 + 2 on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here   Continue reading

WORDS AND PICTURES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fred Schepisi Stars: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Negahban, Amy Brennerman, Adam Di Marco, Valerie Tian, Christian Scheider, Josh Ssettuba, Janet Kidder. Australian director Fred Schepisi has carved out a career with films that value substance and character over special effects and big action sequences, films like The Eye Of The Storm, a literate adaptation of Patrick White's novel; Six Degrees Of Separation, based on John Ruane's acclaimed play; etc. His latest film is Words And Pictures, based on a script from Continue reading