GEMMA BOVERY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anne Fontaine Stars: Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng, Niels Schneider,Mel Raido,Elsa Wylbersetin, Kacey Mottet Klein, Pip Torrens, Edith Scob. This contemporary retelling of Gustave Flaubert's 1856 tragic tale Madame Bovary is something of a dull affair, despite its lashings of sex and infidelity and comedy. The film is based on the popular graphic novel written in 1999 by Posy Simmonds, who previously wrote Tamara Drewe, which was filmed starring Gemma Arterton (from the Bond film Quantum Of Solace, etc). Arterton Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #130

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Woman In Gold,’ ‘Wild Tales’ and ‘Spy′ . This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Arpad Solter (about the German Film Festival) and Paul Harris (St Kilda Film Festival). The boys also take a look at a few of the films screening at this year’s German Film Festival. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

SPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Miranda Hart,Peter Serafinowicz, Bobby Cannavale. The normally overbearing and rough around the edges comedian Melissa McCarthy is bearable in smaller support roles, such as Bridesmaids and the recent St Vincent, which is arguably her best work. When front and centre as the star of comedies though her vehicles are often crude and unfunny, like Tammy or Identity Thief, and her moutor-mouthed shtick eventually becomes tiresome and grating. So it is Continue reading

WILD TALES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damian Szifron Stars: Ricardo Darin, Dario Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa,Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Oscar Martinez, Maria Onetto, Osmar Nunez, German da Silva, Diego Gentile, Erica Rivas. The closing night film of the recent Spanish Film Festival was the wonderful, twisted and blackly funny Wild Tales, from director Damian Szifron, which has been a massive hit in its native country and also Argentina's official entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. It is a portmanteau of six diverse short stories, Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #129

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘A Royal Night Out,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and ‘Banksy Does New York′ . This episode also contains interviews with Sarah Gadon, Rupert Everett, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and fellow film critic Peter Malone, who has just released his memoir, entitled An Ever-Widening Screen. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading