A FISTFUL OF SCRIPTS – interview with Sean McIntyre

by GREG KING Wise Words Media and Callumny Films are bringing back A Fistful Of Scripts for 2018. This is one of Australia's most innovative script development incubators, where a script is read aloud by a team of actors, and then the audience is invited to give their feedback. A Fistful Of Scripts will be presenting its first ever full length feature film script with the buddy movie A Way To Live, which has been written by Melbourne screenwriter Peter Levy. The reading will take place at ACMI on January 11 2018 from 3pm. Tickets are Continue reading

SCHOOL LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Neesa Ni Chianain. This is an observational fly on the wall documentary that spends a year at Headfort, the only remaining boarding school in Ireland for primary aged children aged between 7 and 12. Entrenched in a sense of history and tradition, the school itself has been around since 1949 and has a holistic approach to education. The school is situated on an 18th century estate in the idyllic Irish countryside. Filmmaker Neesa Ni Chianain and her co-director David Rane spent twelve months embedded in the school, Continue reading

SUBURBICON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Clooney Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Mickey D Cohen, Glenn Fleshler, Gary Basraba. Set in a neat, homogenous suburban neighbourhood, this deft mix of black comedy, film noir crime thriller and social commentary lays bare the darker underbelly of 50s America, exposing a seething hotbed of racism and violence. With its elements of infidelity, murder, insurance fraud and blackmail, Suburbicon is steeped in the tropes of the classic noir films of the 40s, particularly the likes of Double Indemnity Continue reading

SONG TO SONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter, Iggy Pop, Val Kilmer, Patti Smith, Flea. I loathed the past couple of films from revered auteur Terrence Malick, particularly his To The Wonder and Knight Of Cups, with their frustratingly obtuse, indulgent and abstract experimental nature, existential meditations, impressionistic and unconventional approach to narrative, the mumbled and at times inaudible dialogue often delivered as internal monologues, the Continue reading

SMALL TOWN KILLERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ole Borendal Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas BRo, Mia Lynne, Lene Maria Christensen, Soren Malling, Marcin Dorocinski, Gwen Taylor. Nordic noir has always been darker and more twisted than American or British crime stories which probably explains its popularity. Small Town Killers is the latest Nordic crime film to emerge from Denmark, and despite its rather nasty premise it deftly mixes black comedy with screwball elements and is something of an unexpected treat. Edward (Ulrich Thomsen, a regular in Continue reading