AN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Naomi Kawase Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Kirin Kiki, Kyara Uchida. This gentle and delicate little drama from Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016, and is now gaining a limited theatrical release. It is a deceptively charming little film that will win audiences over. The title itself An is the Japanese word for a sweet red bean paste which is one of the key ingredients of the film. Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase, from Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, etc) runs a little pancake stall on the Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garry Marshall Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Jack Whitehall, Hector Elizondo, Shay Mitchell, Cameron Esposito, Margo Martindale, Asif Mandvi, Robert Pine, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Loni Love, Lucy Walsh, Jennifer Garner, Larry Miller, Sean O'Bryan, Brandon Spink, Caleb Brown, Jon Lovitz, Grayson Russell. Mother's Day is the third film in director Garry Marshall's unofficial trilogy based around Hallmark-like "special events" holidays, and it follows the bland Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – interview with Malcolm Blaylock

by GREG KING The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival screens around Australia in May. Screening during the festival are a number of fictional dramas and documentaries dealing with things like refugees, gay issues, the environment. There are four short film programs as well. The opening night film is the controversial and topical documentary Chasing Asylum. In Melbourne, the festival screens at ACMI from May 5 - May 19. Greg spoke to festival director Malcolm Blaylock to find out more about this year's exciting Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #174

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘A Month Of Sundays,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and ‘Mother’s Day’. This episode also contains interviews with Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Britt Robertson. Also make sure you are listening this week for your chance to win a The Man Who Knew Infinity  pack thanks to our good friends from Icon. The pack contains a double pass for you to go and see The Man Who Knew Infinity and copies of Slumdog Millionaire, The Continue reading

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Saville Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, John Clarke, Justine Clarke, Indiana Crowther, Donal Forde. A Month Of Sundays is the third film from writer/director Matt Saville (a veteran of television with credits ranging from the telemovie The King to sitcom Please Like Me), and is something of a change of pace for a filmmaker widely considered as one of our best. His first two films were the multi-award winning Noise and Felony, both character-driven police dramas that explored themes of guilt, responsibility, family and secrets. Continue reading