Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clay Glen Stars: Kelli Berglund, Emily Morris, Terry Rogers, Elysia Markov, Daisy Anderson, Henry Turczynowicz, Ruth Natalie Fallon, Jess Kuss, Jo Stone. Bring It On Mean Girls? Emma Wilson (Kelli Berglund, from Raising The Bar, etc) is an American cheerleader whose life is turned upside down when she moves to Adelaide with her father, an Air Force officer. She quickly forms a friendship with her next-door neighbour Hannah (Emily Moore, also from Raising The Bar, etc), who is also a cheerleader. But thanks to the Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Numan Acar, Trevante Rhodes, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle, Austin Stowell, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Hebert, Ben O'Toole, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Elsa Pataky, Arshia Mandavi. A very different dirty dozen for the war on terror? In the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the US, a small force of twelve Green Berets (all volunteers) were dropped into Afghanistan in a Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fatih Akin Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Ulrich Friedrich Brandhoff, Ulrich Krisch, Hanna Hilsdorf, Rafael Santana. Filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head On, etc) understands the prejudice that Turks and other immigrants experience in Germany. It is this understanding that shapes In The Fade, his latest film, a powerful, challenging and confronting drama about terrorism and prejudice. Europe is in the grip of a rise in terrorism, fundamental religion, and extremism, and Germany particularly seems to be experiencing a Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francis Lawrence Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Shoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Mary-Louise Parker, Douglas Hodge, Sergei Polunin, Thekla Reuten. A violent and brutal spy thriller, Red Sparrow follows quickly on the heels of last year’s tough Atomic Blonde, and serves up another strong female centric spy story. But there’s also a touch of Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita to Red Sparrow. The violence here is brutal almost Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Ostlund Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary. Christian (played by Danish actor Claes Bang, from tv series like Borgen, The Bridge, etc) is the respected curator of the fictitious Stockholm X-Royal Museum. He is planning an ambitious installation project based around the theme of altruism and human boundaries. The centrepiece of the installation is the creation of a square in the courtyard of the museum, which supposed to be a lofty symbol meant to represent the social contact, a sanctuary of trust Continue reading