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

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hans Zischler, Angela Winkler, Lars Eidinger. Maria Enders (played by Juliette Binoche) is a veteran actress whose career was launched years ago with a role in a play called Maloja Snake. Now a legendary film star in her own right, Enders is being asked to return to the stage in a revival of the play that made her famous. But instead of playing the role of the alluring young Sigrid, who eventually drives her boss Helen to suicide, Continue reading

TRASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Daldry Stars: Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Selton Mello, Wagner Moura, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Eduardo Luis. Set against the backdrop of the impoverished slums of Rio de Janeiro, where the street people and urchins daily scavenge through the local rubbish tip looking for detritus that will make their lives just a little more bearable, Trash serves up a strong mix of action, suspense, thrills and social commentary. It is also something of a coming of age tale about the loss of innocence in a world full of greed and Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL 2015

by GREG KING Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program. HRAFF selects its arts and film to engage and inform people on human rights issues. Now in its 8th year, The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screens at ACMI from May 7 through to May 21. The festival features a world class program of 31 award winning films, several Australian premieres, documentaries, short films, art works, panel Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #127

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘One Eyed Girl,’ ‘Trash,’ ‘Unfriended,’ and ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter′ . This episode also contains interviews with Nick Matthews, director of One Eyed Girl, Greg Sneddon, the director of Arrows Of The Thunder Dragon and Spanish actress Elena Anaya, who is in Australia for a series of Q&A screenings during the Spanish Film Festival. Continue reading