DON’T TELL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tori Garrett Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Robert Taylor, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robert Coleby, Gyton Grantley, Kiara Freeman, Leeanna Walsman, Ashlee Lollback, Caroline Kennison. Based on a true story, this Australian courtroom drama shares a common theme with the Oscar winning drama Spotlight. Both films deal with themes of sexual abuse, cover ups, abuse of power, truth, justice and the courage to fight against injustice. While that film depicted the Boston Globe’s Continue reading

TRUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Vanderbilt Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elizabeth Moss, Stacy Keach, Bruce Greenwood, Noni Hazlehurst, Dermot Mulroney, John Benjamin Hickey, David Lyons, Andrew McFarlane, Connor Burke, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Philip Quast, Steve Bastoni, Chris Mulkey, Martin Sacks, Nicholas Hope . All The President's Men stands as a touchstone procedural movie about investigative journalism. In that 1976 film, which was based on actual events, two dogged Washington Post journalists probed a burglary at the Continue reading

RISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mack Lindon Stars: Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Marty Rhone, Erin Connor, Linda Millar, Anthony Miller, Gemma Laurelle, Reece Milne, James Kearney, David Cuthbertson, Kurt Stowers. Rise is based on a true story, and proves yet again that truth is often stranger than fiction. Writer/director Mack Lindon was working as a male nurse in a hospital in 2006 when he was falsely accused of rape following a drunken one night stand and was sentenced to five years in prison. It was over a year and a half before his conviction was overturned and his Continue reading

RISE – interview with director Mack Lindon

by GREG KING Rise is a powerful and moving story about a young male nurse falsely accused of rape and sent to prison for five years. The film is based on the real life experiences of writer/director Mack Lindon. The film stars newcomer Nathan Wilson and Martin Sacks. Greg King spoke to Mack about his experiences and the experience of shooting this personal movie. To listen, click on the link below http://www.mediafire.com/listen/a3x68zvgu4i8co0/191006_002.MP3   Continue reading

THE CUP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Wincer Stars: Stephen Curry, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Hunter, Daniel McPherson, Martin Sacks, Shaun Micallef, Colleen Hewitt. Horses have been an important part of director Simon Wincer’s oeuvre, with films like The Lighthorsemen to his credit. He has also worked on a number of westerns, like Lonesome Dove for US television. And he has delved into the glamorous world of horse racing before with Phar Lap, his marvelous drama about Australia’s greatest racehorse. Thus Wincer is a perfect fit for this stirring story about the Continue reading