PHANTOM THREAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville. Phantom Thread is the eighth film from revered filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master, etc), and it reunites him with Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he directed to an Oscar in There Will Be Blood. Anderson’s films have always been meticulous in their construction, even though some, like Inherent Vice, have left audiences cold and perplexed as they have become increasingly incoherent and indulgent. And Anderson Continue reading

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS – Interview with Penelope Chai and Jane Dickenson

by GREG KING Seven years ago, Melbourne writers Penelope Chai and Jane Dickerson began a bartering project called Clothing For Correspondence in which they offered their services as letter writers for people who were struggling to put pen to paper to express their complaints, their confessions, etc. In exchange they asked for an item of preloved clothing. From this humble idea the two then developed the five part web series Other People’s Problems, which is now available for viewing. Greg spoke to Penelope and Jane to find out more about this intriguing project, Continue reading

PITCH PERFECT 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Trish Sie Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Lithgow, DJ Khaled, Hana Mae Lee, Ruby Rose, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner, Kelley Jakle, Matt Lanter, Guy Burnet, Alexis Knapp, Jessica Chaffin, Michael Rose, Andy Allo, Venzelia Joy, Moises Arias, Hannah Fairlight, Troy Ian Hall, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks. The Pitch Perfect series has followed the changing fortunes of a cappella group the Barden Bellas, but now they give us an unnecessary encore Continue reading

PADDINGTON 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul King Stars: voices of Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon; Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Tom Conti, Julie Walters, Ben Miller, Richard Ayoade, Joanna Lumley. Paddington, the marmalade loving bear from the wildest jungles of Peru who found a new home in the suburbs of London, was created by the late Michael Bond in 1958. Since then the late author wrote over 100 books about the misadventures of Paddington; they have sold Continue reading

A WAY TO LIVE – interview with writer Peter Levy

by GREG KING A Way To Live is a black comedy/action drama, another variation on the odd couple buddy formula. It has been written by Melbourne based screenwriter Peter Levy. Paul Lewis has been diagnosed with cancer and he just wants to spend his last days fishing. Then he meets Chris, a retired Greek hitman and ex-Army sniper, and the bodies begin to pile up. Paul is in way over his head. Think films like The Matador, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and so forth. A Way To Live will be performed by Continue reading