MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

  By GREG KING. The Melbourne International Film Festival commences on July 31 with a screening of the sci-fi time travel thriller Predestination, which stars Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, and concludes on August 17. There are some 300 features from 60 different countries screening across the two weeks of the festival. The closing night film is Felony, the new crime from Matthew Saville (Noise) and starring Joel Edgerton, Melissa George and Tom Wilkinson. Check back daily for regular updates and reviews during the festival. Last updated August 17. ALL Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #92

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Postman Pat’, ”Bethlehem,’ ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey,’ Begin Again’ and ‘The Expendables 3′as well as paying special tribute to the late great Robin Williams, by looking over his career and telling some personal stories about the great man. This episode also contains interviews with Helen Mirren, Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Arnold Schwarznegger, Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford. Also make sure you listen for a chance to win tickets to see Bethlehem and for Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #90

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘These Final Hours’, ‘The Keeper Of Lost Causes,’ ‘The Selfish Giant,’ ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ ‘Lucy'. This episode also contains interviews with Scarlett Johansson, Nathan Phillips and Zak Hilditch. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mikkel Norgaard Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter, Ernst Boye, Peter Plaugborg. Scandinavian noir crime fiction seems to be all the rage at the moment, what with the success of Henning Mankell's Wallander series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, the novels of Jo Nesbro, and tv series like The Killing and Borgen, etc. And unlike a lot of crime thrillers from America or the UK, they are not formulaic; rather they often delve into the darker and disturbing recesses of human behaviour, and are more psychologically Continue reading

THE FRENCH MINISTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bertrand Tavernier Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphael Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Jane Birkin, Bruno Rafaelli, Julie Gayet, Anais Demoustier, Thomas Chabrol, Alix Poisson, Thierry Fremont, Marie Brunel. Oui, Ministre? The French Minister (aka Quai d'Orsay) is supposedly a political farce set behind closed doors and within the halls of power of the French government. The central character here is Alexandre Taillard de Worms, the mercurial, frenetic but self absorbed and blustering foreign minister (Thierry Lhermitte) who is a whirlwind of Continue reading