LOVE & MERCY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Pohland Stars: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Bill Camp, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Brett Davern, Max Schneider, Joanna Going, Graham Rogers, Diana Maria Riva. This is an unconventional biopic of Brian Wilson, the songwriter and creative driving force behind 60s band The Beach Boys, whose songs of sun, surf and summer epitomised the California sound. Most biopics of musicians tend to explore their darker side as well as look at that fine line between genius and madness and Love & Mercy is no exception. Continue reading

GOOD VIBRATIONS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn Stars: Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Dylan Moran, Kerr Logan, Andrew Simpson, Adrian Dunbar, Niall Wright. Good Vibrations does for the Belfast punk scene of the 70s what Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People did for the Manchester music scene of the 80s. Good Vibrations is a biopic that tells the true story of Terri Hooley (played by Richard Dormer, best known for playing Beric Dondarrion in the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones, etc) a former pub DJ and the one-eyed Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #83

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Man From Cox's River’, ‘The Rover’, ‘Blended,’ ‘‘Palo Alto,’ and ‘Good Vibrations’. This episode also contains interviews with Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Terri Hooley. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

THE BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL

by GREG KING. Screening around Australia in late November is a showcase of some of the finest cinema from Britain. The opening night film is the crowd pleasing One Chance, the biopic of Paul Potts, the inaugural winner of Britain's Got Talent. Other films include Good Vibrations, which screened at MIFF, the delightful comedy Austenland, the thriller Closed Circuit, Le Weekend, Mission To Lars, a new version of Romeo And Juliet, and the Closing Night film is the drama Philomenia starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and directed by Stephen Frears. A special guest of the Continue reading