THE DISASTER ARTIST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Franco Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Judd Apatow, Sharon Stone, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Ari Graynor, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Hannibal Burress, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Zoey Deutch. As with Tim Burton's glorious biopic about trashy filmmaker Ed Wood, The Disaster Artist is an affectionate look at a deluded filmmaker and a thoroughly entertaining look at the making of a bad and unintentionally Continue reading

WONDER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Chbosky Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin, Noah Jupes, Bryce Ghesiar, Daveed Diggs, Millie Price, Nadji Jeter, Danielle Rose Russell. Based on the best-selling 2013 young adult novel written by R J Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year old August Pullman (played by Jacob Tremblay, who was so good in Room), a sensitive and intelligent boy who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disfiguring craniofacial abnormality. He underwent 27 Continue reading

ONLY THE BRAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale, Alex Russell, Andie MacDowell, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Ben Hardy, Scott Haze. There have been a few great films about heroic firefighters, and the best of them is, arguably, Ron Howard's Backdraft. Other great films about firefighters have included Irwin Allen's star-studded disaster movie The Towering Inferno and the 1968 Hellfighters, which starred John Wayne as fictitious version of the legendary Red Continue reading

THE TEACHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jan Hrebejk Stars: Zuzana Maurery, Marek Kucera, Tamara Fischer, Ina Gogalova, Oliver Oswald, Martin Havelka, Peter Bebjak. Bad Teacher, Czech style? The setting for this grim drama is a suburban school in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, which is a surrogate for the systemic corruption of the country. The director is prolific veteran Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk, whose 2001 Holocaust-themed drama Divided We Fall was nominated for an Oscar. He has a humanist touch as he balances droll comedy with trenchant social Continue reading

MOONLIGHT CINEMA – interview with Annabel Weedon

by GREG KING Summer is in the air, and what better time than to sit back and relax in an outdoor environment to enjoy a great movie? Moonlight Cinema returns for another season. It runs from December 1 through to April 2018, with screenings in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. There is a mix of current films, some fan favourites and lots of advance screenings. In Melbourne films screen in the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Greg spoke to Annabel Weedon, the marketing director of Moonlight Cinema, to find out more about this summer's Continue reading