LUCKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Carroll Lynch Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Beth Grant, Tom Skeritt, James Darren, Ed Begley jr, David Lynch. There is a poignant and melancholy quality to this sweet natured film, which is the swan song for revered actor Harry Dean Stanton, who passed away in September this year at the age of 91. Stanton delivers one of his finest performances in this low key and unassuming little independent drama that is an existential meditation on mortality and death and the things we leave behind. Johnny Cash's song I See Darkness further Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – week 2 reviews

ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 18, 2017 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT. The Stanford Prison Experiment meets Battle Royale? Belko is a US non-profit organisation based in Bogota in Colombia, which works to facilitate American businesses wanting to operate in South America. One day though an unusually high level of security seems to be visible around the high rise office building. As the employees go about their business, a wall of steel shutters surrounds the building and a mysterious voice suddenly comes over the PA system Continue reading

THE MIGHTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, James Gandolfini, Gillian Anderson, Meatloaf, Keiran Culkin, Elden Henson, Joe Perrino, Jennifer Lewis. This moving and ultimately uplifting tale explores the unusual friendship that develops between two twelve year old outcasts. The Mighty is also an inspiring fable about the power of the imagination and friendship to heal scars, both emotional and physical. Based on the book by Rodman Philbrick, The Mighty is also free of the excessively saccharine and overtly Continue reading