GOING IN STYLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zach Braff Stars: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King, John Ortiz, Matt Dillon, Josh Pais, Christopher Lloyd, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Peter Serafinowicz, Kenan Thompson. We’ve seen a number of films recently about elderly people behaving badly and refusing to go gently into that good night (Last Vegas, etc), although the nadir of this subgenre would have to be last year’s awful Dirty Grandpa. We even had the British comedy Golden Years, in which an elderly couple, fed up with the way their financial Continue reading

ACMI SUMMER PROGRAM OF DOCUMENTARIES – interview with James Hewison, ACMI’s head of film programming

by GREG KING This February ACMI Cinemas are screening three new documentaries. Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story Of Death By Audio looks at the iconic New York warehouse that became a live music/art space until it was sold to a multi-media company and was forced to close. After more than 1800 shows, the iconic venue closed its doors for the final time in 2015. Also on the program is Werner Herzog’s look at the wonders of the internet with his esoteric Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World. And finally, Cameraperson is an intimate exploration of the remarkable 25 Continue reading

GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Gaghan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, Craig T Nelson, Toby Kebbell, Bill Camp, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Rachael Taylor, Stacy Keach, Mason Blair, Adam Lefevre. Matthew McConaughey goes from strength to strength with his recent choice of roles, and here he gives another winning performance in the financial drama Gold. He plays Kenny Wells, the eccentric, overly confident, alcoholic and down on his luck prospector and hustler, the son of a legendary and Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #211

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage,’ ‘Manchester By The Sea,’ ‘Gold,’ ‘Le Ride,’ and ‘Patriot’s Day’. This episode also contains interviews with Vin Diesel, Peter Berg, Mark Wahlberg, Phil Keoghan (Le Ride) and Axle Gunn (Fizzy TV). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

GIMME DANGER

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jim Jarmusch. There have been at least three great music documentaries this year - Amy Berg's insightful and comprehensive Janis Joplin: Little Blue Girl; Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, which was a comprehensive look at the band during the height of their early fame in the mid 60s; and Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch's look at the music and career of Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges. This is a loving tribute to one of the most influential early punk bands of the 60s and 70s, and it is steeped in a strong sense Continue reading