ASSASSIN’S CREED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Kurzel Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Menochet, Ariane Labeb, Khalid Abdalla, Essie Davis, Mahas Varela, Callum Turner, Carlos Bardem, Javier Gutierrez, Hovik Keuchkerian. Cinema is littered with failed attempts to bring popular video games to the big screen, with expensive flops like Mortal Kombat, Streetfighter, Wing Commander, Super Mario Brothers, and even the more recent Warcraft failing to inspire the most ardent of fans. Continue reading

ALLIED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan, August Diehl, Matthew Goode, Thierry Fremont. This old-fashioned World War Two set romantic drama from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Castaway, etc) tries to be a Casablanca for the twenty first century. But it is also the film that brought Brad Pitt and costar Marion Cotillard together and sparked rumours that their on screen romance continued after the cameras stopped rolling. It is a bit like Mr And Mrs Smith, the romantic Continue reading

MACBETH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Kurzel Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debecki, Sean Harris, David Haymer. There have been many film versions of Shakespeare's bloodiest and most cinematic play, from Orson Welles' idiosyncratic 1948 version through to Akira Kurosawa's Throne Of Blood in 1961, which reinvented the play as a samurai drama. More recently Australian director Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, etc) gave us a more contemporary take on the play, setting the drama against the backdrop of a Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #104

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Rise’, ‘Two Days One Night,’ ‘Finding Vivian Maier,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Love, Rosie’  and ‘My Mistress′ . This episode also contains an interviews with Mack Lindon, Jose Maturana (who told us some exciting news about the Valhalla Social Cinema) and Paul Payten (who tells us everything we need to know about the Sci-Fi Film Festival coming to Sydney this month). To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

THE IMMIGRANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gray Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquim Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Antoni Corone, Robert Clohessy, Angela Sarafyan. Set in New York in 1921, this is a tale of heartache and heartbreak, and also looks at the hardscrabble existence and struggle to survive as part of the wave of new migrants arriving in America after the Great War, hoping to start a new life in the land of hope and opportunity. It explores issues of class, social status, crime, and the experience of newly arrived immigrants who were ripe for exploitation Continue reading