THE FAMILY FANG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Bateman Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Chernus, Harris Yulin, Josh Pais, Jason Butler Harner, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Linda Edmond, Jack McCarthy, Kyle Donnery, Taylor Rose. This was one of two films I saw at MIFF about unorthodox, dysfunctional and troubled families - the other was Captain Fantastic, which boasted an impressive performance from Viggo Mortensen. The Family Fang is a quirky comedy about an eccentric family. Based on the 2011 novel written by Continue reading

LITTLE JOHNNY THE MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ralph Moser Stars: voices of Genevieve Morris, Kevin Wilson, Eloise Grace. We’ve all heard some of those “little Johnny” jokes; now we can discover their origin. Little Johnny is a new animated biopic cum mockumentary that discovers the “real boy” behind the jokes, and also looks at his dysfunctional family that provided the inspiration for much of the timeless humour. The film itself is the brainchild of Ralph Moser, his co-director Dean Murphy, and screenwriter Stewart Fainchey, who have a long established partnership. The Continue reading

LITTLE JOHNNY – Interview with RALPH MOSER

by GREG KING. We’ve all heard some of those "little Johnny" jokes, now we can discover their origin. Little Johnny is a new animated mockumentary that discovers the "real boy" behind the jokes, and also looks at his dysfunctional family that provided the inspiration for much of the humour. The film itself is the brainchild of Ralph Moser and his co-director Dean Murphy and screenwriter Stewart Fainchey. The three have a long established partnership and have worked together on a number of films, including two with Paul Hogan - Strange Bedfellows and the recent Charlie And Continue reading