UNA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Benedict Andrews Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Rooney Mara, Riz Ahmed, Ruby Stokes, Tara Fitzgerald. Based upon the controversial Olivier-award winning play Blackbird written by Scottish playwright David Harrower, Una is a confronting film that deals with some difficult and troubling and taboo material. Fifteen years ago, a 13-year-old Una (played by newcomer Ruby Stokes) had a crush on her next-door neighbour Ray (played by Ben Mendelsohn, from Animal Kingdom, etc), a much older man. She ran away with him, and he was eventually Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #204

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘The Legend Of Ben Hall,’ ’Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Little Men’. This episode also contains an interview with Madina Nalwanga, Matthew Holmes and William Lee about The Legend Of Ben Hall, Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne about the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Saara Lamberg , whose films Innuendo and Half are screening as part of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Steve Thomas, director of the documentary Freedom Stories, Continue reading

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anna Foerster Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, James Faulkner, Clementine Nicholson, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Trent Garrett, Daisy Head. This fifth film in the franchise comes four years after Underworld: Awakening, but it has little that is new to offer. Maybe it's time to bring the saga to an end. Kate Beckinsale dons the skin tight leather outfit again to reprise her role as the kick ass death dealer Selene, who has been trying to keep her daughter Eve out of the clutches of Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #196

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe,’ ‘The Girl On The Train,’  ’Under The Shadow,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ and ‘Francophonia’. This episode also contains interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Ros Horan (director of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe), Kristian Connolly (general manager of the Cinema Nova) who talks about The Complete Features Of Stanley Kubrick Film Festival; and Penny Kyprianou director of the Greek Film Continue reading

UNDER THE SHADOW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Babak Anvari Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi. We don't see many horror films from Iran, as their cinema is mainly centred around domestic dramas and social realism that subtly critique the repressive regime and its patriarchal nature and religious zealotry. Last year we had the low budget A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, a low key and understated horror film that eschewed splashy, big budget special effects and buckets of gore. It was also shot in black and white, which added to its unsettling mood and Continue reading