Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Espinosa Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya. Some mad movie scientist has spliced together the DNA of Alien, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Gravity, and the result is Life, a slick claustrophobic sci-fi thriller. This extra-terrestrial creature feature is familiar stuff and ticks all the right boxes, and it fills a void and will suffice until Ridley Scott unleashes his Alien Covenant later in the year. The film is set aboard the International Space Continue reading


by GREG KING Scandinavian crime fiction is all the rage at the moment, particularly following the international success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy from Sweden, and tv shows like The Killing and Borgen, etc. Capturing the zeitgeist for all things Scandinavian at the moment, Palace cinemas have launched the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival which is screening around the country in July. Here in Melbourne, this showcase of new and exciting cinema from Scandinavia kicks off at the Como and Brighton Bay cinemas from July 10 and runs through until July 27. Continue reading