PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roberts Gannaway Stars: voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Hal Holbrook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Fred Willard, Brad Garrett, John Michael Higgins, Cedric the Entertainer, Barry Corbin, Dale Dye, Patrick Warburton, Rene Auberjonois, John Ratzenberger, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller. To say that this rather unnecessary sequel to Disney's Planes is much better than its predecessor is to damn it with faint praise. After all, Planes was one of the lazier animated films imaginable from the Disney studios. All the producers Continue reading

THE LITTLE DEATH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Josh Lawson Stars: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Patrick Brammal, Kate Box, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kym Gyngell, T J Power, Erin James, Lachy Hulme, Zoe Carides, Ben Lawson. Everything you've always wanted to know about sexual fetishes but were afraid to ask. The Little Death is an assured and accomplished directorial debut from actor Josh Lawson (Any Questions For Ben?, Anchorman 2, tv series House Of Lies, etc), and it actually succeeds where most other locally made comedies fail and fall flat. The Continue reading

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – reviews

by GREG KING Last updated September 21. MARINA. The coal miner's son? The opening night film of the Italian Film Festival was Marina, a biopic about little known Italian singer and accordion player Rocco Granata, who had a massive international hit in 1959 with Marina. This earnest biopic looks at his tough life and struggle to find success. Rocco was raised by a strict father who in 1948 travelled to Belgium to gain work as a miner. After a year he brought his family to Belgium. The hard scrabble life of the miners, who worked in appalling and dangerous conditions but Continue reading

WISH I WAS HERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zach Braff Stars: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Jim Parsons, James Avery, Donald Faison, Michael Weston, Alexander Chaplin. Ten years ago Scrubs star Zach Braff made his mark as a writer and director with the insightful cult favourite Garden State, an assured but quirky comedy which drew upon personal experiences. But it has taken ten years for Braff to produce a follow up film. And despite the critical success of Garden State, which should have given him some clout with Continue reading

THE LITTLE DEATH – interview with Josh Lawson

by GREG KING T he Little Death is a wonderful comedy about sexual fetishes and dysfunctional relationships, and marks the feature film directorial debut of Josh Lawson. Greg King spoke to Josh Lawson for his Movies At Dusk program to find out more about the film, its ensemble cast. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1z4k2f4ne3nlbz6/190903_001.MP3   Continue reading