SWINGING SAFARI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephan Elliott Stars: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Jeremy Sims, Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Jack Thompson, Jacob Elordi, Chelsea Glaw, Richard Roxburgh. Set in the 1970s, Stephan Elliott’s latest film is a semi-autobiographical coming of age comedy and satirical look at Australian culture and values of the time. It was a time of laissez-faire parenting, lazy weekends spent on the beach, sunburned kids long before the era of “slip, slop, slap”, and a time when Continue reading

A FEW LESS MEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Lamprell Stars: Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Lynette Curran, Darren Gilshenan, Deborah Mailman, Sacha Horler, James Helm, Jeremy Sims. 2011’s comedy A Few Best Men was a surprise hit with audiences, although it was largely dismissed by critics. And now we get this largely unnecessary sequel that no-one really asked for. This sequel to A Few Best Men takes up immediately where the first film left off. The straight-laced David Locking (Xavier Samuel) has just gotten married Continue reading

LAST CAB TO DARWIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeremy Sims Stars: Michael Caton, Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton, Jacki Weaver, Ningali Lawford-Wolf, David Field, John Howard. Based on a true story, Last Cab To Darwin is a rich and beautifully written character study that tells the story of Rex Macrae (Michael Caton), a taxi driver from Broken Hill diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, who drives all the way to Darwin to try and take advantage of the new euthanasia laws being enacted in the Northern Territory. Actor turned director Jeremy Sims (Beneath Hill 60, etc) and his regular Continue reading

LAST CAB TO DARWIN – interview with Jeremy Sims

by GREG KING Chances are actor Jeremy Sims is a familiar face to audiences through his television work, particularly the raunchy 1990s series Chances. But Sims is also a writer and director, who made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with the powerful Last Train To Freo, depicting a rather tense train ride. Last Cab To Darwin is his third film as director. Last Cab To Darwin tells the story of a taxi driver from Broken Hill, diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, who in 1996 drove all the way to Darwin to try an take advantage of the new euthanasia laws Continue reading