DON’T TELL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tori Garrett Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Robert Taylor, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robert Coleby, Gyton Grantley, Kiara Freeman, Leeanna Walsman, Ashlee Lollback, Caroline Kennison. Based on a true story, this Australian courtroom drama shares a common theme with the Oscar winning drama Spotlight. Both films deal with themes of sexual abuse, cover ups, abuse of power, truth, justice and the courage to fight against injustice. While that film depicted the Boston Globe’s Continue reading

THE DRESSMAKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Stars: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Shane Jacobson, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Gibney, Barry Otto, Gyton Grantley, James MacKay, Genevieve Picot, Julia Blake, Terry Norris, Sacha Horler, Alison Whyte, Mark Leonard Winter. "I'm back, you bastards." With those words, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage (Kate Winslet) steps off a bus and returns to her home town of Dungatar, a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. Twenty five years ago she was driven out of town Continue reading

THE REEF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Traucki Stars: Damien Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, . Ever since Jaws scared the bejesus out of us 35 years ago, there have been numerous rip-offs, sequels and variations on the theme. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water along comes The Reef, a low budget Australian made thriller that quite effectively plays on our fear of sharks. Based on a true story, the premise behind The Reef is, in many ways, similar to that of the low budget Open Water, which told the story Continue reading