THE GATEWAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John V Soto Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Myles Pollard, Ben Mortley, Ryan Panizza, Shannon Berry, Hayley McElhinney. Western Australian based filmmaker John V Soto specialises in B-grade genre films such as the 2014 crime drama The Reckoning. For his fourth feature film the genre hopping Soto ventures into science fiction territory with the low budget mind bending The Gateway, which deals with ambitious themes like parallel worlds and teleportation. But Soto’s ambitions are somewhat limited by Continue reading

THE GATEWAY – interview with John V Soto

by GREG KING The Gateway is the fourth film from Western Australian filmmaker John V Soto. This low budget sci-fi thriller was written by Soto and Michael White. Jane Chandler (Jacqueline McKenzie), a particle physicist grieving over the loss of her husband, travels to a parallel world to find him again, with dire consequences for her family. The Gateway hits cinemas on May 3. Greg speaks to writer/director John V Soto to find out about writing the script, casting the film and shooting the film on a $2million Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #95

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Joe’, ”If I Stay,’ ‘Wetlands,’ The Grandmaster,’ ‘Into The Storm,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows and ‘The Reckoning′. This episode also contains an interview with Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Armitage and John V. Soto. Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win tickets to see Sin City: A Dame To Die For. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

THE RECKONING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John V Soto Stars: Jonathan Lapaglia, Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Luke Hemsworth, Alex Williams, Amanda Dow. The crime thriller is one of the few genres that Australian film makers seem to do well, and we have a superior example of the genre with Felony currently screening. The low budget crime drama The Reckoning will unfortunately struggle to receive even half the accolades and recognition that Matthew Saville's drama has garnered. This low budget local crime drama will probably be cynically identified as that film that Continue reading