GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore. Written in 1926, Winnie The Pooh has become one of the most beloved and enduring pieces of children's literature. This heartfelt but somewhat stuffy biopic tells the backstory of how writer Alan Alexander (A A) Milne came to create these endearing characters. Before the outbreak of WWI, Milne (played hereby Domhnall Gleeson, from Ex Machina, etc) was a playwright and writer for satirical magazine Punch. But Continue reading

2017 CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Gina Rubiano

by GREG KING The 2017 Cine Latino Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas throughout November. This year there is a focus on Argentine Cinema, with 9 Argentine films, including Inseparable, a remake of the wonderful French film The Intouchables. Greg speaks to Gina Rubiano to find out more about this year's program. http://www.mediafire.com/file/wa9arfd0g8w73oy/221023_005.MP3 Continue reading

JUNGLE – interview with Greg McLean

by GREG KING Jungle is a story of survival, based on Yossi Ghinsberg's experiences of being lost in the Amazon jungle for two weeks. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, and is directed by Greg McLean, who is best known for his horror films like Wolf Creek. Jungle was the opening night film at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival, and hits cinemas in November. Greg caught up with director Greg McLean to talk about casting the film, challenges of shooting in the wilds of Colombia, The Belko Experiment, and bringing the iconic Mick Taylor Continue reading

GERMAN CINEMA MELBOURNE – interview with artistic director Peter Krausz

by GREG KING   The German Cinema Melbourne film festival screens at Backlot Studios from November 17-25. The festival will screen 11 films, all but one are Australian premiers. The opening night film is Gordian Maugg's Fritz Lang, a speculative drama about the famed German filmmaker as he attempts to shoot his first sound film M in Berlin, and his obsession with a serial killer at the time. The festival closes with Destiny, a restored print of Lang's 1921 masterpiece. There is a mix of dramas, documentaries and comedies in the Continue reading

GEOSTORM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Devlin Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lana, Robert Sheehan, Danial Wu, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Amr Waked, Eugenio Hernandez, Richard Schiff, Mare Winningham. Geostorm is one big dumb sci-fi disaster movie that seems like a distant cousin to Michael Bay's Armageddon. But it is also a lot of escapist fun if you can suspend disbelief for a couple of hours. It stars Gerard Butler, a no-nonsense maverick action here who has in two previous films saved the President of Continue reading