BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Condon Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Nathan Mack, Hattie Morahan. Disney seem intent on remaking their back catalogue of classic animated films into live action films, combining the familiar stories with state of the art special effects to bring them to a brand-new generation. We have had 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon, which have all been Continue reading

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – REVIEWS

The 28th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas across Australia throughout March. The 45 films screening in this year’s festival offer a wonderful mix of artistry and genres, and feature some of the biggest names in French cinema. The opening night film is The Odyssey, a biopic about the legendary Jacques Costeau, while closing the festival this year is the new comedy A Bun In The Oven, starring Karin Viard. For sceening details check out the festival website. ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED MARCH 12, 2017   SLACK Continue reading

BITTER HARVEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Mendeluk Stars: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Terence Stamp, Tamer Hassan, Aneurin Barnard, Lucy Brown, William Beck, Richard Brake, Tom Austen, Gary Oliver. After the overthrow of Nicholas II in 1918 the Russian peasants of the Ukraine thought they would be better off under the Bolsheviks. But it was not to be as the socialist ideal of collectivisation decreed that they had to cede a certain percentage of their harvest to feed the country. The peasants eventually rebelled against tis decree. Upset by their Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #214

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Jasper Jones,’ ‘Miss Sloane,’ ‘Logan,’ ‘Before I Fall,’ and ‘Alone In Berlin’. This episode also contains interviews with Jessica Chastain, Jai Love (Dead Hands Dig Deep), Rosie Jones (The Family), David Stratton (David Stratton: A Cinematic Life), Keith Sutliff (The Mason Brothers) and Nik Kacevski (Skinford). Make sure you also listen to this week’s episode for your chance to win a copy of Tracey Ullman’s Show on DVD thanks to our good friends at Acorn. For Continue reading

MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 REVIEWS

Now in its 27th year, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival has presented the best of queer cinema from Australia and around the world. The festival has continued to evolve, and this year the organisers present their largest and most diverse program yet, offering a mix of genres, documentaries and short film packages. The opening night film is I Am Michael, starring James Franco, and is based on the controversial life story of celebrated gay activist Michael Glatze. It also stars Zachary Quinto, from the rebooted Star Trek series. The closing night film is the comedy Women Who Continue reading