MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – reviews week 2

ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 16, 2015 check back daily during the festival for updates LISTEN TO ME MARLON. Film buffs will certainly appreciate this revealing and fascinating documentary in which we learn about the reclusive Hollywood star Marlon Brando, who died in 2004. In the 50s, the young Brando blazed a trail across the Broadway stages in plays like A Streetcar Named Desire, before embarking on a film career. He had charisma and a dynamic screen presence that earned him two Oscars. But he also squandered his talents in a number of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #139

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Mr. Holmes,’ ‘Self/less,’ ‘The Gallows,‘ and ‘Freedom Stories.’ This episode also contains interviews with Sir Ian McKellan, Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cassidy Gifford, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories), Carl Barron (Manny Lewis), Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World), Fadia Aboud (Arab Film Festival) and Thomas Caldwell, the NextGen programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Also make sure you listen this week to see Continue reading

THE GALLOWS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing Stars: Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Cassidy Gifford, Jesse Cross, Melissa Bratton. The Blair Witch Project has a lot to answer for! That low budget horror film started the found footage genre of horror films. Shot on a microbudget with no-name actors and minimal production values, the film was enormously profitable and sparked a whole slew of found footage films like the increasingly insipid Paranormal Activity franchise. The latest film in the genre is The Gallows, which is the brainchild of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #138

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Women He Has Undressed,’ ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ ‘Paper Towns,‘ ‘Gett: The Trial Of Vivian Amsalem,’ ‘Ruben Guthrie’ and ‘Ant-Man.’ This episode also contains interviews with Stefanie Scott, Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Brendan Cowell and Patrick Brammall. To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leigh Whannell Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Sparks. Australian born filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell are certainly beginning to carve out a niche in Hollywood as purveyors of well crafted horror movies that have defined the genre over the past few years. They are best known as the creators of the gory Saw franchise and other formulaic scary films like Insidious and The Conjuring, which have all done well at the box office. However, even hard core horror fans may be Continue reading