THE BELIER FAMILY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eric Lartigau Stars: Karin Viard, Francoise Damiens, Loune Emera, Eric Elmosnino, Luca Gelberg, Ilian Bergala, Roxane Duran, Stephen Wojtowicz. This warm, crowd pleasing, feel good French comedy was one of the highest grossing films at the French box office in 2015, and it's easy to see why. The story is both moving, poignant and uplifting, and the film itself is populated with a number of quirky but endearing characters. Having screened at the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival earlier in the year, The Belier Family is loaded with Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #156

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The End Of The Tour,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘In The Heart Of The Sea,’ ‘He Named Me Malala,’ ‘The Night Before,’ and ‘Truth’. This episode also contains interviews with Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Tom Taylor (The Deep), Lisa West (Moonlight Cinema), Michael McIntyre (IndieVillage Doco Film Festival), Amie Batalibasi (Blackbird), Gus Berger (QV Open Air Cinema) and Michael Continue reading

PHOENIX

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Petzold Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kurzendorf, Imogen Kogge. Set in the aftermath of WWII, Phoenix is a slow burn noir-like psychological thriller about identity, survival, obsesion and betrayal. It bears some similarity to the Hitchcock classic Vertigo as well as Brian De Palma's Obsession. Disfigured Jewish concentration camp survivor Nelly Lanz (Nina Hoss, recently seen in A Most Wanted Man, etc) has undergone plastic surgery and facial reconstruction surgery. Now known as Lene she begins to search the rubble Continue reading

HE NAMED ME MALALA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Davis Guggenheim. From veteran documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim comes this detailed look at Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who, in October 2012, was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to suggest that girls should be able to go to school and learn. When they came to power in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the extremist Taliban used a strict interpretation of Islam to ban girls from attending school. The repressive regime even blew up many local schools. Malala survived her injuries and became an outspoken Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #154

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Spectre,’ ‘The Crow’s Egg,’ ‘5 To 7,’ 99 Homes,’ ‘Secret In Their Eyes,’ ‘Now Add Honey’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’. This episode also contains interviews with Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Andrew Garfield, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth Dave Jackson (Cat Sick Blues), Dee Wallace (Monster Fest), Ivan Malekin (Made In Melbourne Film Festival), Cameron Cairnes (Scare Campaign), Colin Cairnes Continue reading