Archives for August 2010


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tran Anh Hung Stars: Kenichi Matsuyama, Kengo Kora, Rinko Kikuchi, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kiko Mizuhara. Taking its title from the classic Beatles song of the same name, Norwegian Wood is a visually beautiful, elegiac and haunting tale of love, longing, loss of innocence, guilt, sexuality and obsession from award winning French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (Cyclo, The Scent Of The Green Papaya, etc). Based on the widely acclaimed best selling novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood is set in Japan in 1967, a Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Lahiff Stars: David Lyons, Emma Booth, Jason Clarke, Vince Colosimo, Roy Billing, Travis McMahon This clever Australian-made noir-like thriller is infused with the spirit of American crime writer James M Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, etc), Hitchcock, and even the films of John Dahl (The Last Seduction, Red Rock West, etc). Colin (David Lyons, from ER, Sea Patrol, etc) is on his way to a job interview in Broken Hill when he witnesses a car crash. Checking the ruined car he stumbles upon a suitcase that contains Continue reading