CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luca Gaudagnino Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casa. Call Me By Your Name is a sensitive gay-themed coming of age story set in Crema, a sun-drenched rural part of Italy in the 1980s and it deals with themes of adolescence, obsession, desire, repressed sexuality, infatuation and identity. The film is based on the best-selling 2007 novel by Andre Aciman, and has been sensitively adapted to the screen by James Ivory, best known for his work with the late Ishmail Merchant. Elio Perlman (played by Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – REVIEWS

ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 13, 2017 FINAL PORTRAIT. In 1964, renowned portrait artist and sculptor Albert Giacometti passed away soon after completing his final painting. He had painted a portrait of American journalist James Lord, who had come to Paris for a brief visit. The portrait was only supposed to take a couple of days, but the increasingly frustrated Lord spent a couple of weeks with the mercurial artist in his Paris studio. Final Portrait is a passion project for writer/director Stanley Tucci who has been nurturing the film Continue reading

THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Ivory Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Omar Metwally, Alexandra Maria Lara, Charlotte Gainsborough Anyone familiar with the Merchant-Ivory canon will know what to expect here. The City Of Your Final Destination is a languidly paced but visually sumptuous drama, a lyrical and literate adaptation of a contemporary novel, and featuring solid performances from a top notch cast. This is the first film James Ivory has made since the death of his long time producing partner Ismail Merchant, and it is filled with a sense of Continue reading