JOURNEY’S END

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Saul Dibb Stars: Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Graham, Rupert Wickham. A timely release sees this powerful and moving drama about the horrors of war, the senseless slaughter of a generation of young men, and the futility of it all, reach our screens to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, “the war to end all wars.” Journey’s End is an unflinchingly honest and raw look at the awful conditions of life in the trenches for the soldiers, and immerses audiences in the mud, the Continue reading

UNA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Benedict Andrews Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Rooney Mara, Riz Ahmed, Ruby Stokes, Tara Fitzgerald. Based upon the controversial Olivier-award winning play Blackbird written by Scottish playwright David Harrower, Una is a confronting film that deals with some difficult and troubling and taboo material. Fifteen years ago, a 13-year-old Una (played by newcomer Ruby Stokes) had a crush on her next-door neighbour Ray (played by Ben Mendelsohn, from Animal Kingdom, etc), a much older man. She ran away with him, and he was eventually Continue reading

ALEX & EVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Andrikidis Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Andrea Demetriades, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Gia Carides, Simon Elrahi, Rahel Romahn, Millie Samuels, Andy Trieu, George Kapinaris, Ryan O'Kane, Alex Lycos, Helen Chebatte. This is the second locally produced cross-cultural romantic comedy to hit our screens in as many weeks. But this warm, funny and feel good crowd pleaser is far superior to the similarly themed UnIndian, which starred former cricketer Brett Lee. The film follows Alex (played by Richard Brancatisano, from Underbelly, etc), who Continue reading