IN LIKE FLYNN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Russell Mulcahy Stars: Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley, Clive Standen, David Wenham, Callan Mulvey, David Hennessey, Isabel Lucas, Costas Mandylor, Grace Huang. Tasmanian born Errol Flynn was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s, and the swashbuckling star of action films like Captain Blood and The Adventures Of Robin Hood dominated the box office. The charismatic and handsome movie icon also had a reputation as a hard-drinking cavalier womaniser and a hell raiser off screen. Flynn starred in some Continue reading

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg Stars: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Bruce Spence, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Paul McCartney. Pirates just want to have fun! This is the fifth instalment in the successful film franchise originally based on the Pirates Of The Caribbean theme ride at Disneyland, and the series has so far grossed over $3.7 billion at the box office, making it one of the Continue reading

LION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Garth Davis Stars: Dev Patel, Sunny Pawal, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, Divian Ladwa. The moving Australian-produced drama Lion is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, a young Indian boy from a poor rural family who, the age of five, became separated from his older brother Guddu in his native village and who eventually found his way home a quarter of a century later. Saroo (played by newcomer Sunny Pawal) became lost on a train that carried him 1500 miles away from home to the alien environment and the Continue reading

GOLDSTONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ivan Sen Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver, David Gulipilil, Tom E Lewis, Pei=pei Cheng, Kate Beahan, Max Cullen, Michael Dorman, Michelle Lim Davidson, Aaron Fa'aoso. Ivan Sen prefers to call his latest film Goldstone a follow up to the acclaimed and award winning thriller Mystery Road rather than a sequel, in much the same way that 1970's They Call Me Mister Tibbs was not a sequel to the Oscar winning In The Heat Of The Night. Nor it is as compelling or as convincing as Mystery Road. We are Continue reading

FORCE OF DESTINY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Cox Stars: David Wenham, Jacqueline McKenzie, Hannah Fredericksen, Shahana Goswani, Kym Gyngell, Mohan Agasha, , Terry Norris, Genevieve Picot. Dutch born filmmaker Paul Cox is certainly one of our most prolific filmmakers. A perennial favourite of the Melbourne International Film Festival, his 1979 feature Kostas was the first Australian film to open the Festival. The auteur's 47th feature fittingly opens the 64th MIFF recently, but I felt it was not the best choice for opening night film. Force Of Destiny is his most personal and Continue reading