RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

by GREG KING The 11th Russian Resurrection Film Festival is screening around Australia throughout October and November. It screens in Melbourne at ACMI cinemas from November 13 through until November 23. There are a number of Australian premier screenings. The opening night film is the epic Vasilisa, a love story set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. There are also a number of retrospective screenings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mosfilm Studios, including the Oscar winning Dersu Uzala and the 444 minute WWII epic Liberation. REVIEWS LAST UPDATED Continue reading

BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2014

by GREG KING The second British Film Festival which screens at Palace cinemas around Australia from November 5 - November 26 highlights the best of contemporary cinema from Britain, with a range of dramas, documentaries, comedies and biopics. As well, the festival will highlight six classics from the 60s, a period that saw more socially realistic and gritty dramas, like Billy Liar and Darling, featuring an Oscar winning performance from Julie Christie. This sidebar also features the classic, anarchic If... from director Lindsay Anderson, The Beatles in Richard Lester's Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #103

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Kill The Messenger’, ‘Pride,’ ‘John Wick,’ ‘The Best Of Me,’ ‘The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet’  and ‘For No Good Reason′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liano Liberato. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T S SPIVET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Dominique Pinon, Richard Jutras, Jakob Davies. Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is something of a mouthful of a name. But then again T S Spivet (played by newcomer Kyle Catlett) is not your normal 10 year old boy. A precocious genius from a rather unusual and eccentric family that live on a farm in the American midwest, T S has an interest in cartography and inventing things. His father (Callum Keith Rennie) wanted to be a cowboy, but was Continue reading

TARZAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Reinhardt Klooss Stars: voices of Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Jaime Ray Newman, Trevor St John, Brian Bloom, Mark Deklin, Robert Capron, Jeff Burrell. Tarzan is the most famous creation from author Edgar Rice Burroughs and has featured in numerous novels, comic book stories, tv series and films. He is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the most filmed fictitious character, and has been played on the big screen by the likes of Olympic champion swimmer Johnny Weissmuller (who also played another popular hero in Jungle Jim), Buster Continue reading