ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roy Andersson Stars: Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman, Martin Serner. About Endlessness is the sixth film from Swedish auteur Roy Andersson, and, according to some suggestions, possibly the last of his career. It is his first film since 2015’s A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, (which I must admit, I loathed) and is pretty much in the same style as the rest of his oeuvre. Andersson’s highly stylised films are an acquired taste and do not hold broad appeal for mainstream audiences. About Endlessness is a Continue reading

MINARI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lee Isaac Chung Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Yuh-jung Youn, Will Patton, Kate Cho. An awards season favourite, Minari is a slow burn semi-autobiographical drama about a Korean family having a hard time while experiencing the American Dream during the Reagan era of the 80s. Jacob (played by Steven Yeun, best known for his role in the tv series The Walking Dead) has worked as a chicken sexer for over a decade, but he wants something more. He wants to establish his own farm and grow Korean vegetables for the huge Continue reading

THE LITTLE THINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Lee Hancock Stars: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Glenn Morshower, Natalie Morales, Chris Bauer, Terry Kinney, Michael Hyatt, Jason James Richter. “It’s the little things that catch you,” says veteran detective Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington) in this tense and gritty but derivative serial killer thriller and police procedural. Five years ago, Deacon was one of the best detectives in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, with a great record for clearing murder cases. But then his obsession with catching a Continue reading

2067 – interview with Seth Larney

by GREG KING 2067 is a sci-fi time travel adventure from writer/director Seth Larney, who has worked on visual effects for a number of big budget films like Hotel Mumbai, etc. The film is set in 2067, when the world is almost dying. It stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as Ethan, a young man who is transported 400 years into the future in a desperate mission to save the planet, and also to solve the mystery of what happened to his father. Greg spoke to Seth to find out more about the movie, putting together the impressive visuals and casting Kodi and Ryan Continue reading

FIRESTARTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin. Not to be confused with the 1984 Stephen King penned supernatural thriller that starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokineses - the ability to start fires through the power of her mind - Firestarter is a documentary that looks at Australia's Bangarra Dance Company, one of the foremost indigenous dance companies in the world. The company was founded in Sydney in 1989 by Stephen Page, who was just 25 at the time. It was formed out of the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Continue reading