BREATH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Baker Stars: Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samuel Coulter, Ben Spence, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman, Miranda Frangou. This haunting and elegiac coming of age tale is set on the wind-swept coastline of Western Australia in the 70s. It centres around two 14-year old boys and surf rats - Bruce Pike, aka Pikelet, (played by newcomer Samuel Coulter) and Ivan Loon, aka Loonie, (newcomer Ben Spence) - who are best friends. Pike is a good boy from a respectable family. He is Continue reading

BOYS IN THE TREES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicholas Verso Stars: Toby Wallace, Justin Holobrow, Gullver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann. Boys In The Trees is another local coming of age story that joins a growing number of recent Australian films exploring familiar themes of the pain of growing up, friendship, angst, romance, the loss of innocence, memory. However, this one is suffused with a surreal quality, quirky touches and an unsettling supernatural element. It has been described as The Lost Boys meets Donnie Darko, a rather apt description. It is set in suburban Adelaide on Continue reading

THE INFINITE MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hugh Sullivan Stars: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades. This is the second local production in as many months to feature time travel as a key narrative device. And I found the quirky The Infinite Man to be far more entertaining and enjoyable than the recent sci-fi head turning Predestination, especially when it comes to dealing with the paradoxes of time travel. It seems to have an internal logic that works. It also seems to have more energy and humour, and likeable characters. Like Groundhog Day and Eternal Sunshine Of Continue reading