THE MENU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Mylod Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, Anya Taylor-Joy, Hong Chau, Judith Light, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, John Leguizamo, Aimee Carrero, Paul Adelstein, Rob Yang, Mark St Cyr, Arturo Castro, Rebecca Koon, Adam Aalderks, Matthew Cornwell. There have been a lot of foodie films, but none as darkly funny or as unsettling as this offbeat, edgy and absurdist black comedy from filmmaker Mark Mylod, who is best known for his work on television series like Succession, etc. While most food-themed films make you hungry, The Menu Continue reading

AVARICE – interview with John V Soto

 by GREG KING Avarice is a home invasion thriller from John V Soto, a Perth based filmmaker who specialises in genre thrillers. It stars Gillian Alexy and Luke Ford. The film was written by Soto, Andrew Slattery, Adam Enslow and Dane Millerd, and was shot on location around Perth. Greg caught up with John to chat about making the film, incorporating archery into the scripts, casting, and the impact of COVID on the production.  https://www.spreaker.com/user/16781349/271114-001 Continue reading

BONES AND ALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luca Guadagnino Stars: Taylor Russell, Timothee Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Andre Holland, Chloe Sevigny, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Gordon Green. Bones And All reunites director Luca Guadagnino with his Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet, but this is a romance of a very different and unique kind. Based on the 2016 YA novel written by Camille De Angelis and set in the mid-80s, this is a cannibal themed teen romance, coming of age drama and road movie.   The film centres around Maren Yearly (Taylor Russell, from Waves, etc) Continue reading

SERIOUSLY RED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gracie Otto Stars: Krew Boylan, Thomas Campbell, Daniel Webber, Celeste Barber, Jean Kittson, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Tony Barry, Wayne Blair. Seriously Red is a cautionary tale about obsession, fandom, and discovering who you are. This Australian jukebox musical draws from the songbook of iconic singer Dolly Parton, and in style and look is something of a throwback to the 90s. The film is the brainchild of star and writer Krew Boylan (from tv series A Place To Call Home, etc) and director Gracie Otto.   Boylan plays Continue reading

SHE SAID

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Maria Schrader Stars: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Morton, Angela Yeoh, Anastasia Barzee, Sean Cullen, Peter Friedman, Zach Grenier, Mike Houston, Ashley Judd. In 2017 two investigative reporters for the New York Times wrote an article on sexual harassment in the workplace by men in positions of power. This led eager reporter Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and veteran journalist Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) to investigate rumours of the systemic sexual harassment and rape of Continue reading