THE FLIP SIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marion Pilowsky Stars: Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Vanessa Guide, Tina Bursill, Hugh Sheridan, Tiriel Mora, Susie Youssef. Lumbered with a terrible title, this low budget locally produced bittersweet romantic comedy is inert, laboured and painfully unfunny. Five years ago, narcissistic British actor Henry Selbert (Eddie Izzard) came to Adelaide to shoot a film, and he had an affair with the production’s chef Ronnie (comedian Emily Taheny, who was recently seen in That’s Not My Dog). When the movie finished shooting, Continue reading

THE HECKLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Plazzer Stars: Simon Mallory, C J Fortuna, Emily Taheny, Kate Kenkinson, Steve Harrison, Dave Lawson, Luke Christopoulos, Tony Martin. The debut feature film from a film making collective known as the Comedy Cartel, The Heckler is set against the backdrop of the stand up comedy circuit. This is territory that has been explored in superior films like Punch Line, which starred Tom Hanks and Sally Field, and Mike Birbiglia's semi-autobiographical Sleepwalk With Me, etc. Unfortunately this low budget Australian feature is something of a Continue reading