FIRST MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ethan Embry, Patrick Fugit, Olivia Hamilton, Ciaran Hinds, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Lukas Haas. Oscar winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle has quite a resume to his credit. He who gave us the superb drama Whiplash, which was my top film of 2014. He followed that with La La Land, a colourful and kitsch homage to the old Hollywood musicals of yesteryear, but I was not quite as enamoured with it as many other critics seemed Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading

THE DEVIL’S CANDY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Sean Byrne

by GREG KING The Devil's Candy is the sophomore film from Australian director Sean Byrne, who gave us The Loved Ones. Starring Ethan Embry and Pruitt Taylor Vince, this tale of murder, madness and heavy metal music is a variation on the home invasion thriller. Byrne himself describes it as "the Amityville Horror meets Metallica." As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Sean about the film. The Devil's Candy screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Wed Aug 10 at 9m @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and on Fri Aug 12 at 11.30pm @ ACMI. Sean will be in Continue reading

VEGAS VACATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Kessler Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Randy Quaid, Wayne Newton, Sid Caesar, Wallace Shawn,Christie Brinkley The very thought of the Griswold clan, America's most hapless and naive family of holiday makers, venturing into the neon lit playground of America's gambling Mecca for a week long vacation should provide enough chuckles, one would think. But don't bet on it! The fourth installment in this series of crass, low brow movies in which popular holiday destinations are trashed is Continue reading