JASPER JONES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rachel Perkins Stars: Toni Collette, Dan Wyllie, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Aaron McGrath, Kevin Long, Myles Pollard, Matt Nable. Based on the much loved 2009 novel written by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is a dark coming of age tale that has often been called an Australian cross between Stand By Me and To Kill A Mockingbird. The film is set in the hot summer of 1969 in the fictional small West Australian mining town of Corrigan. 1969 was a time of great social change in Australia – the Vietnam war was raging and Continue reading

HACKSAW RIDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mel Gibson Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Sam Worthington, Richard Roxburgh, Firani Dirass, Ben Mingay, Nathaniel Buzolic, Luke Bracey, Darcy Bryce, Milo Gibson, Robert Morgan, Phillip Quast, Ryan Corr. For a long time now Mel Gibson's career has been tarnished by the media spotlight focusing on his off screen dramas and personal meltdowns, and people tend to forget what a great filmmaker he is. But this year Gibson has started on the comeback trail to redemption with a strong 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 HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Jackson Stars" Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, James Nesbitt, Billy Connolly, Aidan Turner, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Dean O'Gorman, Stephen Fry, Ian Holm, Manu Bennett. While The Hobbit may not quite match The Lord Of The Rings trilogy for its epic sense of grandeur and action, at least here Peter Jackson brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. This epic film Continue reading

THE MULE – interview with Angus Sampson and Hugo Weaving

by GREG KING The Mule is a great new Aussie comedy crime film which stars Angus Sampson and Hugo Weaving. Greg spoke to Angus and Hugo about the film which is being distributed on a new VOD platform. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/gogodj5z02a5box/191102_001.MP3 Continue reading