THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN

THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN

. Reviewed by GREG KING Director: McG Stars: Judah Lewis, Emily Alyn Lind, Jenna Ortega, Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Juliocesar Chavez, Maximilan Acevedo, Jennifer Foster, Hanna Mae Lee, Andrew Bachelor, Ken Marino, Leslie Bibb. This hybrid mix of gory horror, coming of age tale and black comedy is a sequel to 2017’s cult favourite The Babysitter. In that film virginal teen Cole (Judah Lewis) discovered that his babysitter Bee (played by the very busy Samara Weaving) was involved in a satanic blood cult. Two years after the events of that film Continue reading

EXTRACTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Hargrave Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Priyanshu Painyuli, Randeep Hooda, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani. While cinemas tend to be off limits during the global pandemic, the likes of streaming giant Netflix and other similar services have been providing plenty of content for filmgoers. Filmed under the auspices of Netflix with a budget of $65million, and produced by the Russo brothers, Extraction follows the success of other recent Netflix original action films like The Old Guard and Project Power, and Continue reading

THE FACELESS MAN – interview with JAMES DI MARTINO

by GREG KING Filmed in and around Melbourne, The Faceless Man is an Ozploitation genre mash-up from the mind of debut feature film director James Di Martino, who has previously made 5 short films. It stars newcomer Sophie Thurling and veteran Mad Max star Roger Ward. The film has screened on the festival circuit and took home 6 major awards at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival including Best Director and Best Film. It is available on demand from August 28. Greg spoke to James about the film, the genesis of the story, shooting on location in Dromana, casting the Continue reading

PROJECT POWER

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx, Dominique Fishback, Amy Landecker, Rodrigo Santoro, Courtney B Vance, Machine Gun Kelly. An ambitious but unusual take on the superhero/high concept sci-fi genre, Project Power has quickly become one of the most watched movies on the streaming giant Netflix platform. This slick action film seems to be setting itself up for a potential franchise. On the streets of New Orleans an experimental new drug known as Power is being sold. The result of a top secret Continue reading

MADE IN ITALY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James D'Arcy Stars: Liam Neeson, Michael Richardson, Valeria Bilello, Lindsay Duncan. Liam Neeson stars opposite his real-life son Michael Richardson in this enjoyable but somewhat predictable and occasionally mawkish drama dealing with grief, loss, regrets, guilt, second chances, ambition, family and complicated father/son relationships. Jack Foster (Richardson) manages a posh art gallery in London which is owned by his soon to be ex-wife and her family. When they announce that they are selling the gallery, Jack wants to Continue reading