LIFE OF CRIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Schecter Stars: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Charlie Tahan. The gritty crime novels of the late, great and prolific Elmore Leonard feature a colourful cast of inept, low life crooks who are usually out of their depth and caught up in ambitious but half-baked crooked enterprises that inevitably go awry. Leonard's dialogue is droll and snappy and his prose style is inherently cinematic, which means they should lend themselves to the big screen. But it takes a Continue reading

THE SKELETON TWINS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Johnson Stars: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason A rather bleak and black comedy about dysfunctional family and sibling relationships and mental illness, The Skeleton Twins was one of the hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival, with the script from director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman (the psychological drama Black Swan)winning the prestigious Waldo Salt screenplay award. The film reunites SNL alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who both appeared in the great coming of Continue reading

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – reviews

by GREG KING Last updated September 28. SCAMPIA'S GOLD. Originally made for Italian television, this has to be one of the grimmest feel good movies in the festival. This inspiring and enjoyably crowd pleasing underdog story was based on the actual triumph of an Italian teenager from Scampia, who won a gold medal in judo at the Sydney Olympics. Scampia is one of the most degraded and impoverished areas in Naples, where the crime gang the Camorra reign supreme in the overcrowded high rise ghettoes. There local kids are either forced into prostitution or drug pushing or Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW EPISODE #98

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Life Of Crime’, ”In Bloom,’ ‘The Little Death,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Land Of The Bears,’ and ‘The Skeleton Twins′ . This episode also contains an interview with Josh Lawson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Denzel Washington and Peter Dickson. Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win a copy of Romeo + Juliet 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

ALTRUMAN – interview with Robin Geradts-Gill and Stephen Scholl

by GREG KING Altruman is a six part web series about an unusual superhero as he wrestles with everyday problems. The character actually began life as a short film created for the 48 Hour Film Project, but creators Robin Geradts-Gill, Hannah Moon and Stephen Scholl decided to create a web series to explore him in more detail. The web series launches on September 29. Greg King spoke to Robin and Stephen to find out more about Altruman. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/bpgee491037h9se/190909_001.MP3 Continue reading