THE HOMESMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tommy Lee Jones Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, David Dencik, Jesse Plemons, William Fichtner, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Meryl Streep, Jo Harvey Allen, Barry Corbin, Hailee Steinfeld. A solemn tale of redemption and second chances The Homesman is not your typical western. With its slow, languid pace, emotional depth and lack of action, this revisionist western subverts the genre tropes of your average John Wayne or Clint Eastwood shoot 'em' up into something a bit more Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #122

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘71,’ ‘Big Eyes,’ ‘Love Is Strange,’ ‘Insurgent,’  and ‘Run All Night′ . This episode also contains interviews with Amy Adams, Tim Burton, Inna Rogatchi, Monica Zanetti, Jon Leahy, Julie Kalceff, Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman. Also make sure you listen in for your chance to win copies of ‘The Love Punch’ and ‘What If?’ on DVD thanks to eOne. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Dowload here. Continue reading

RUN ALL NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Sera Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Boyd Holbrook, Common, Genesis Rodriguez, Lois Smith, Nick Nolte, James Martinez. Is Liam Neeson becoming the new Charles Bronson, a staple of the kind of routine, shoot-em-up vengeance vehicle that dominated the cinema in the 70s and early 80s? With films like Taken and its sequels, Non-stop, etc, Neeson has become the action hero du jour, and he manages to acquit himself well in these testosterone heavy roles. He has a solid and dependable Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #121

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Kidnapping Mr Heinekken,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Homesman,’ ‘Top Five,’ ‘Manny Lewis,’  and ‘Chappie′ . This episode also contains interviews with Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Neill Blomkamp, Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley and Sigourney Weaver. We also chat to Eddie Tamir about the Holocaust Film Series and to The Young At Heart Film Festival director Mathieu Ravier. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Continue reading

CHAPPIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neill Blomkamp Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Ninja, Yo-landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret, Johnny Selema. South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp is best known for his breakthrough feature District 9, which was an ambitious mix of high concept science fiction and allegorical social commentary about many of the issues facing contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. His follow up film Elysium was a similarly ambitious mix of dystopian sci-fi and social realism, but it was less Continue reading