THE GUNMAN

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Peter Franzen. It's unusual to see Oscar winning actor Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk, etc) stuck in such a generic action movie, but that's exactly what we get here. There must have been some attraction in this adaptation of The Prone Gunman, a crime novel written in 1981 by the late French author Jean-Patrick Manchette, as Penn has also served as one of the producers as well as co-writing the script with Don MacPherson Continue reading

BLACK SEA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin MacDonald Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, Tobias Menzies, Bobby Schofield, Jodie Whittaker, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabensky, Daniel Ryan, David Threlfall, Sergey Puskepolis, Sergey Kolesnikov. Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland, etc) takes us on a voyage to the bottom of the sea in this tense and claustrophobic thriller set aboard a submarine. There have been a few movies set aboard submarines, such as Das Boot, The Hunt For Red October, Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #124

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Dior & I,’ ‘Samba,’ ‘A Little Chaos,’ ‘Furious 7 (Fast & Furious 7),’ ‘The Duff,’ ‘Journey To Space (3D),’ ‘'Mommy', The Salt Of The Earth,’ ‘Black Sea’  and ‘x+y′ . This episode also contains interviews with Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Jude Law. Also make sure you listen in for your chance to win passes to see a special screening of ‘It Follows’ at Cinema Nova in Melbourne. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Continue reading

FAST & FURIOUS 7

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ronda Rousey, Lucas Black, Djimon Hounsou, Elsa Pataky, Gal Gadot, John Brotherton, Luke Evans, Tony Jaa, Sung Kang. Amazing as it seems now, the Fast & The Furious franchise was virtually dead in the water after the third instalment tanked. Tokyo Drift initially seemed to have nothing to do with the previous two films in the series as it was set in Continue reading

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