LOVE, SIMON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Berlanti Stars: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jorge Lendeborg jr, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Joey Pollari, Tony Hale, Natasha Rothwell, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Clark Moore. I liked Simon a lot, but I didn’t love Simon! This enjoyable queer teen love story deals with themes of sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, bullying, family, peer pressure, which gives it a universal appeal. It is also refreshing to see a 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

EASTERN BOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robin Campillo Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev. Eastern Boys offers an exploration of gay male sexuality, xenophobia, and the immigration problems plaguing Europe in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Illegal immigrants from the former Soviet Union come to major European cities where they eke out an existence as grifters. In this compelling drama from former editor turned director Robin Campillo (The Returned, etc), a group of young former Russian youths linger around the main Paris railway station, Continue reading

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro,. I Love You Phillip Morris is a black comedy loosely based on the true story of Steven Jay Russell, a flamboyant conman currently serving a prison sentence of 144 years. Russell (played by Jim Carrey) at various times acted as a doctor, lawyer, FBI agent, and even the CFO of a major corporation, embezzling millions of dollars along the way to fund his lavish lifestyle. He spent a lot of time in and out of prison and on the run from the Continue reading