A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Tykwer Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choubury, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Sidse Basbbett Knudsen. A Hologram For The King is one of Tom Hanks' less commercial films. The film is based on the novel written by Dave Eggers, and Hanks was a big fan of the book which explains his involvement in this endeavour, which is somewhat unusual territory for the actor. A Hologram For The King is essentially another fish out of water tale exploring themes of the clash of cultures. Hanks plays Alan Clay, a failed businessman who Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #190

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Indignation,’ ‘A Hologram For The King,’ ‘Free State of Jones,’ ‘David Brent: Life On The Road,’ ‘The Shallows,’ ‘Kubo And The Two Strings,’ ‘Red Billabong,’ ‘Motorkite Dreaming,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Tickled,’ ‘High-Rise’  and ‘War Dogs’. This episode also contains interviews with Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha, Gary Ross, Blake Lively, Jack Huston, David Farrier (Tickled), Charlie Hill-Smith (director of Motorkite Dreaming), John Cherry (producer of Motorkite Dreaming), Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading