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

THE BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL

by GREG KING. Screening around Australia in late November is a showcase of some of the finest cinema from Britain. The opening night film is the crowd pleasing One Chance, the biopic of Paul Potts, the inaugural winner of Britain's Got Talent. Other films include Good Vibrations, which screened at MIFF, the delightful comedy Austenland, the thriller Closed Circuit, Le Weekend, Mission To Lars, a new version of Romeo And Juliet, and the Closing Night film is the drama Philomenia starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and directed by Stephen Frears. A special guest of the Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival commences on July 25 with a screening of Pedro Almodovar's new comedy I'm So Excited, and concludes on August 11. There are some 300 features from 60 different countries screening across the two weeks of the festival. The closing night film is All Is Lost, the new drama from J C CHandor (Margin Call), starring Robert Redford. Check back daily for regular updates and reviews during the festival. All reviews by GREG KING. Last updated July 22. REVIEWS. VALENTINE ROAD. Last year we had the powerful Continue reading