WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME?

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal. The music world is littered with tragic stories of popular singers and their downfall – from Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Most of these stories follow a similar trajectory – a rise to fame at a young age which they struggle to handle, and a descent into drugs. This unauthorised documentary about the late Whitney Houston is a tender and poignant portrait of the singer who was one of the most successful female singers Continue reading

WONDER WOMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Patty Jenkins Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewan Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lilly Aspell. Marvel Studios have created their own universe in which their stable of superheroes tend to pop up in each other’s films, and for a long while they have had the edge over DC comics with their lighter touch. The Marvel films have usually been more colourful, with plenty of action and humour, while the films featuring DC superheroes have, of Continue reading

WHITELEY – interview with James Bogle

by GREG KING Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most revered and probably controversial artists, known for his expressionistic approach. It is 25 years since he died, which gives the documentary a special relevance. Whiteley is a new documentary that gives us plenty of insight into his life, his work and legacy. Greg speaks to director James Bogle about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/7758jzvh4y205zh/220405_001.MP3 Continue reading

WASSIM HAWAT INTERVIEW

by GREG KING In just a few short years, Australian actor Wassim Hawat has been very busy. He has appeared on tv in Home And Away and Here Come The Habibs, and has had small roles in films like Alex Proyas’ Gods Of Egypt. Wassim has several projects in the works including the blaxploitation film Old School Gangstas, to be directed by Fred Williamson, and featuring Jim Brown, Richard Forster and Pam Grier. He is also going to be appearing in the revenge thriller Out For Vengeance, currently shooting in Europe, and the sci-fi thriller The Last Immortal. Wassim took time Continue reading

WHY HIM?

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Hamburg Stars: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Cedric The Entertainer, Adam Devine This rather laboured, uneven and unfunny comedy about an uptight father who disapproves of his daughter's latest boyfriend is a low rent variation on Meet The Parents. Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is a genial businessman from Grand Rapids Michigan who runs a successful printing company. He also is a loving husband and father with a close knit family - there is wife Barb (Megan Continue reading