ALI’S WEDDING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Walker Stars: Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Majid Shokor, Ryan Corr, Robert Rabiah, Maha Wilson, Genevieve Picot, Spencer McLaren. Australian filmmakers often struggle to make genuinely amusing big screen comedies, so it's pleasing to report that Ali's Wedding is a nice feel good romantic comedy that celebrates our multicultural identity. It follows other recent local films, like the superior Alex And Eve and the fairly routine Unindian, that have explored cross cultural romances with a unique and quirky Aussie Continue reading

HACKSAW RIDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mel Gibson Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Sam Worthington, Richard Roxburgh, Firani Dirass, Ben Mingay, Nathaniel Buzolic, Luke Bracey, Darcy Bryce, Milo Gibson, Robert Morgan, Phillip Quast, Ryan Corr. For a long time now Mel Gibson's career has been tarnished by the media spotlight focusing on his off screen dramas and personal meltdowns, and people tend to forget what a great filmmaker he is. But this year Gibson has started on the comeback trail to redemption with a strong Continue reading

THE WATER DIVINER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Russell Crowe Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kuylenko, Steve Bastoni, Yilmez Erdogan, Ryan Corr, Jai Courtney, Dan Wyllie, Isabel Lucas, Jacqueline McKenzie, Cem Yilmaz, Denis Akdeniz, Damon Herriman, Megan Gale, Michael Dorman, Robert Mammone, James Frazer, Dylan Georgiades, Ben O'Toole. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli we can probably expect a surfeit of projects reexamining this bloody WWI campaign that defined the ANZAC legacy, an enduring legend forged in battle, with its accompanying themes of Continue reading