DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Andrew Wight, John Bruno, Ray Quint. Filmmaker James Cameron embarks on his own personal voyage to the bottom of the sea in this documentary that records his 2012 dive to the Challenger Deep, some 36,000 feet below sea level. But Deepsea Challenge is also something of a vanity project for the director who has given us some of the most commercially successful films of all time with Titanic and Avatar, and as usual suffers from his bloated vision and sense of excess. Many people erroneously believe that Cameron's obsession in Continue reading

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 INAUGURAL SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

by GREG KING Scandinavian crime fiction is all the rage at the moment, particularly following the international success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy from Sweden, and tv shows like The Killing and Borgen, etc. Capturing the zeitgeist for all things Scandinavian at the moment, Palace cinemas have launched the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival which is screening around the country in July. Here in Melbourne, this showcase of new and exciting cinema from Scandinavia kicks off at the Como and Brighton Bay cinemas from July 10 and runs through until July 27. Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #80

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Babadook’, ‘Ida’, ‘My Sweet Pepperland,’ ‘‘The Trip To Italy’and ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’. This episode also sees Dave give a mini review of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

ALLIANCE FRANCAIS FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2014

by GREG KING. Celebrating its 25th year in 2014, 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. Each year the festival curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in seven cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Continue reading