NORMANDY NUDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillipe Le Guay Stars: Francois Cluzet, Gregory Gadebois, Toby Jones, Arthur Dupont, Phillipe Rebbot, Patrick d'Assumcao, Lucie Muratet, Daphne Dumons, Pili Groyne, Julie Ann Roth. This French comedy/drama tells of a town of struggling farmers who prepare to strip off and pose nude for a photo shoot. If this brief synopsis makes it seem like a Gallic variation on both The Full Monty and Calendar Girls you wouldn’t be far off the mark. The film is set in Mele sur Sarthe, a small farming community in Normandy. With the price of Continue reading

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with Nicholas Maximow

by GREG KING The Russian Resurrection Film Festival has established itself as an important event showcasing a rich and diverse program. This year the festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary and opens with the sports themed drama The Coach, from director and star Danila Kozlovsky. The festival is screening 16 contemporary films, as well as a retrospective of films celebrating the centenary of Lenfilm Studios in St Petersburg and a restored print of the 1958 Cannes winning drama The Cranes Are Flying. Greg speaks with the festival’s artistic director to learn more Continue reading

NIGHT SCHOOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Malcolm D Lee Stars: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Taran Killam, Romany Malco, Al Madrigal, Anne Winters, Fat Joe, Keith David, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji, Bresha Webb. The phrase “a Kevin Hart comedy” is oxymoronic. Hart is one of the unfunniest comics making movies in Hollywood, and his grating, shrill, over the top and unsubtle shtick wears thin very fast. At the preview of his latest effort Night School we were told that Hart’s films have grossed something to the tune of $124 million at the Continue reading

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with festival director Nashen Moodley

by GREG KING The Sydney Film Festival runs from June 6 to June 17. Once again festival director Nashen Moodley has put together an impressive program that features over 250 films from across the globe. There will also be retrospective screenings, talks, parties and Q&As featuring international and local filmmakers. The opening night film is the New Zealand comedy The Breaker Upperers. Greg chatted to festival director Nashen Moodley to find out some of the highlights from this year’ offerings. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1cbed4d6v2xanvc/230511_001.MP3/file Continue reading

NO STONE UNTURNED – interview with Trevor Birney

by GREG KING No Stone Unturned is a new documentary from Alex Gibney. The film is a murder mystery that reveals the kind of secrets governments keep. In 1994, six people were gunned down as they watched the World Cup in a small pub in a village in Northern Ireland. Decades later, family members looking for answers discover a cover-up. Gibney reveals collusion between Loyalist paramilitaries and the British government in a hard-hitting investigation into the murder of six Catholics in a small pub in County Down in 1994. Trevor Birney is the film’s Continue reading