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