HOSTILES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Cooper. Stars: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jonathan Majors, Rory Cochrane, Scott Shepherd, David Midthunder, Stephen Lang, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Timothée Chalamet, Adam Beach, Scott Wilson, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Ryan Bingham. Christian Bale returns to the western genre for the first time since the remake of 3.10 To Yuma in 2007. Hostiles also reunites him with director Scott Cooper, who put him through his paces in the gritty urban drama Out Of The Continue reading

HEREDITARY

by GREG KING Director: Ari Aster Stars: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd. We’ve recently seen a number of horror films that have effectively relied on suspense and a creeping sense of dread rather than out right gore to scare audiences – films like It Follows, It Comes At Night, the recent A Quiet Place, etc - and now we get Hereditary. Following its screenings at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it has been acclaimed as one of the scariest films of all time, Hereditary reaches our screens, but it seems that it has Continue reading

HANGMAN – interview with Johnny Martin

by GREG KING In Hangman, a detective (played by Al Pacino) tries to catch an elusive serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the childhood game. The film has been directed by former stuntman turned director Johnny Martin (who worked on Titanic amongst others). Greg spoke to Johnny to find out more about the movie, casting Pacino, and shooting in Atlanta. He didn’t want to make another Seven, he tells Greg in this interview. http://www.mediafire.com/file/815o1k42zv513j2/230522_001.MP3/file Continue reading

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Eddie Martin. Another warts-and-all documentary about another deeply troubled, self-obsessed and self-destructive artist wrestling with his personal demons and the high cost of fame. This local film charts the rise and fall and the highs and lows of Anthony Lister, a celebrated contemporary Australian street artist who was Brisbane’s answer to the notorious Banksy. Lister pioneered the street art movement in Brisbane, and he was engaged to paint traffic control boxes to make them less ugly. His art work challenged Continue reading

HUMAN FLOW

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Ai Weiwei. In this heartfelt and disturbingly topical and relevant documentary, dissident Chinese artist/activist and documentary filmmaker Ai Weiwei explores the issue of the refugee crisis sweeping the world, the greatest manmade tragedy of the new millennium. Some of his own art installation works have also explored the refugee issue, so it is obviously an issue close to his heart. With hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing their war-torn homelands in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the world is facing the Continue reading