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

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton. Not to be confused with Amy Berg's documentary of the same name which explored the controversial issue of the systemic decades long cover up of pedophile priests within the Catholic church, Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by the story of Ralph Sarchie. Sarchie was an NYPD officer who worked the mean streets of the Bronx and on a daily basis saw the evil that men do as he dealt with some of the Continue reading

THE BABADOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Kent Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Benjamin Winspear, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Chloe Hurn. Greg King spoke to director Jennifer Kent and star Essie Davis for his Movies At Dusk program on 3WBC 94.1FM http://www.mediafire.com/listen/x575ragsjd4ujsd/190421_001.MP3 Be afraid, be very afraid! This effective low budget horror film from Australia has taken the world by storm after a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival. And it shows that you can make a great horror film Continue reading

THE BABADOOK – interview with Jennifer Kent and Essie Davis

by GREG KING A new Australian low budget horror film is taking the world by storm. On the eve of its Australian cinema release, Greg King spoke to director Jennifer Kent and star Essie Davis for his Movies At Dusk program on 3WBC 94.1FM http://www.mediafire.com/listen/x575ragsjd4ujsd/190421_001.MP3 Continue reading

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jim Jarmusch Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright. Jim  Jarmusch  is  one  of  the  darlings  of  the  American  independent  film  scene,  but  he  is  also something of an acquired taste. His films are often existential in nature and explore loners and outcasts struggling to find their place in the world. His latest film is sure to please afficionadoes of his minimalist style. However, it unlikely to win over new converts. Only  Lovers  Left Alive  offers  Continue reading