A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ana Lily Armipour Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Dominic Rains, Marshall Manesh, Milad Eghbali, Mozhan Marno. Not only is this an intriguing title, but it is pretty much a synopsis of this quirky, ultra low budget horror film from Iran, of all places. It is the first vampire film from Iran, and it is pretty much unlike any other Iranian film you will have ever seen. First time feature film director Ana Lily Armipour cleverly subverts the usual tropes of the vampire/horror genre, giving us a peculiarly feminist take on the Continue reading

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – REVIEWS

By GREG KING. Celebrating its 26th year in 2015, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is a highly anticipated and extremely popular event on the Australian cultural calendar. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France. Over a period of eight weeks, a program consisting of blockbusters and independent films alike will screen at palace cinemas in eight cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth and Hobart. The festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Continue reading

EASTERN BOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robin Campillo Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev. Eastern Boys offers an exploration of gay male sexuality, xenophobia, and the immigration problems plaguing Europe in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Illegal immigrants from the former Soviet Union come to major European cities where they eke out an existence as grifters. In this compelling drama from former editor turned director Robin Campillo (The Returned, etc), a group of young former Russian youths linger around the main Paris railway station, Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPSIODE #119

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Rosewater,’ ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending′ . This episode also contains interviews with Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne.  To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Dowload here. Continue reading

ROSEWATER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Stewart Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodina, Dimitri Leonidas, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Haluk Bilginer, Golshifteh Farahani. In 2009 Iranian born journalist Mazaar Bahari (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) returned home to Tehran to cover the upcoming elections for Newsweek magazine, and also to visit his widowed mother (veteran Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo). But when the moderate liberal reformer Mir-Houssein Mousavi was beaten by the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, protests erupted. Many believed that the election result was rigged Continue reading