THE FLIP SIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marion Pilowsky Stars: Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Vanessa Guide, Tina Bursill, Hugh Sheridan, Tiriel Mora, Susie Youssef. Lumbered with a terrible title, this low budget locally produced bittersweet romantic comedy is inert, laboured and painfully unfunny. Five years ago, narcissistic British actor Henry Selbert (Eddie Izzard) came to Adelaide to shoot a film, and he had an affair with the production’s chef Ronnie (comedian Emily Taheny, who was recently seen in That’s Not My Dog). When the movie finished shooting, Continue reading

GOING FOR GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clay Glen Stars: Kelli Berglund, Emily Morris, Terry Rogers, Elysia Markov, Daisy Anderson, Henry Turczynowicz, Ruth Natalie Fallon, Jess Kuss, Jo Stone. Bring It On Mean Girls? Emma Wilson (Kelli Berglund, from Raising The Bar, etc) is an American cheerleader whose life is turned upside down when she moves to Adelaide with her father, an Air Force officer. She quickly forms a friendship with her next-door neighbour Hannah (Emily Moore, also from Raising The Bar, etc), who is also a cheerleader. But thanks to the Continue reading

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Saville Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, John Clarke, Justine Clarke, Indiana Crowther, Donal Forde. A Month Of Sundays is the third film from writer/director Matt Saville (a veteran of television with credits ranging from the telemovie The King to sitcom Please Like Me), and is something of a change of pace for a filmmaker widely considered as one of our best. His first two films were the multi-award winning Noise and Felony, both character-driven police dramas that explored themes of guilt, responsibility, family and secrets. Continue reading

HERE I AM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Beck Cole Stars: Shai Pittman, Marcia Langton, Vanessa Worrell, Betty Sumner, Pauline Whyman, Tanith Glynn-Maloney. Here I Am, which launched the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival, is a counterpoint to the recent Mad Bastards. Whereas that film was set in the Kimberleys and dealt more with issues facing indigenous males, Here I Am is a contemporary drama set in Adelaide and looking at the plight often facing indigenous females trying to survive in a hostile and often unforgiving environment. Karen (Shai Pittman) has just Continue reading