LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Alessandro Mastronardi. In 1955, photographer Robert Stock took that iconic photograph of actor James Dean strolling through the rain in Times Square. It was a photograph that immortalised the young star and created a timeless image of the actor's brooding presence and rebellious nature. This Australian-Canadian co-production, written by Australian novelist Luke Davies (Candy, etc) tells the story behind that iconic photograph and the brief, unusual and Continue reading

THE GIFT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Edgerton Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tollman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, Mirrah Foulkes, Nash Edgerton, David Denman. Joel Edgerton has proven himself a talented writer of dark thrillers full of tension and suspense, having written the scripts for the thriller The Square and more recently the morally ambiguous Felony. Now Edgerton makes an impressive directorial debut with the unsettling and increasingly creepy psychological thriller The Gift, which he also wrote. His script contains a Continue reading

EXODUS GODS AND KINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kinglsey, Ben Mendelsohn, Hiam Abbas, Indira Varma, Maria Valverde, Golshiftah Farahani. Here are a couple of new commandments for filmmakers - Thou shalt not remake a classic film, especially if you have nothing new or fresh to bring to the table. And thou shalt not make it in 3D. Following on from films like the Oscar winning Gladiator, Kingdom Of Heaven and his messy Robin Hood, prolific director Ridley Scott makes another huge Continue reading

FELONY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthew Saville Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Melissa George, Sarah Roberts. One particular genre that Australian filmmakers seem to get right is the gritty crime drama - films like Animal Kingdom and the underrated and criminally ignored The Square are amongst some of the finest in the genre and mix violence with some laconic humour. The forthcoming Cut Snake is a generic noir like drama but it is also quite hard-hitting and violent. Chosen to close the recent Melbourne International Film Festival, Felony comes Continue reading

FELONY – interview with director Matthew Saville

by GREG KING Australian director Matthew Saville's follow up to Noise is this morally ambiguous crime drama Felony, which stars Joel Edgerton (who also wrote the script) as a cop involved in a hit and run accident and the subsequent cover up. The film was chosen to close the Melbourne International Film Festival, and hits cinemas from August 28. To find out more about Felony for his Movies At Dusk program, Greg King sat down for a chat with director Matthew Saville. To listen to the interview, click on the link Continue reading