WORKING CLASS BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Mark Joffe. With nine consecutive #1 albums to his credit, Jimmy Barnes is one of Australia’s best selling and most popular recording artists. But there is more to Barnes than merely being the front man of Cold Chisel, one of the country’s best rock bands, or a successful solo artist, much of which may surprise even his fans. This revealing, heartfelt, raw and painfully honest documentary about Barnes’s troubled childhood and how he overcame his dark past to become a legend of the industry, and the forces that Continue reading

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Kent Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Miranda Richardson, Hayley Atwell, Henry Garrett. Vera Brittain is one of the foremost figures of the pacifist movement of the twentieth century. Her views on the horrors of war and the waste of a generation of young men were formed and shaped by her experiences as a nurse at the front during some of the bloody battles of WWI. Her outspoken views though were not always readily welcomed by a public clamouring for retribution and Continue reading

WILD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Cliff De Young, Kevin Rankin, W Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffman, Keene McRae, Brian Van Holt. Reese Witherspoon does the walk of life as she embarks on a long journey of self-discovery and redemption. Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, a troubled woman who sets out to walk along the 1700 km Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from Mexico, through the Mojave Desert and to the Canadian Border. But she is unprepared for the arduous journey and the harsh landscape. When she first Continue reading