BREATH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Baker Stars: Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samuel Coulter, Ben Spence, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman, Miranda Frangou. This haunting and elegiac coming of age tale is set on the wind-swept coastline of Western Australia in the 70s. It centres around two 14-year old boys and surf rats - Bruce Pike, aka Pikelet, (played by newcomer Samuel Coulter) and Ivan Loon, aka Loonie, (newcomer Ben Spence) - who are best friends. Pike is a good boy from a respectable family. He is Continue reading

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cris Jones Stars: Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Miranda Brown, Rose Riley, Terry Camilleri, Amber Clayton, Jacek Koman, Tyler Coppin, John Gaden The curious case of Otto Bloom? This rather quirky film, which opened the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016, seems like a local variation on David Fincher’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, the story of a man living his life in reverse. But unlike F Scott Fitzgerald’s creation, who was born old and slowly grew younger, the enigmatic eponymous Otto believes that he is Continue reading