ACUTE MISFORTUNE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thomas M Wright Stars: Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Max Cullen, Genevieve Lemon. Some reviewers, a couple of whose opinions I respect, have called Acute Misfortune one of the best Australian films of the year, although I found it troubling and disturbing on a couple of levels. This is a relentlessly bleak, uncompromising and downbeat biopic of controversial Archibald Prize winning artist Adam Cullen, who died in 2012 aged just 46. This is the non-judgemental portrait of a troubled and terribly flawed and self-destructive Continue reading

GOLDSTONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ivan Sen Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver, David Gulipilil, Tom E Lewis, Pei=pei Cheng, Kate Beahan, Max Cullen, Michael Dorman, Michelle Lim Davidson, Aaron Fa'aoso. Ivan Sen prefers to call his latest film Goldstone a follow up to the acclaimed and award winning thriller Mystery Road rather than a sequel, in much the same way that 1970's They Call Me Mister Tibbs was not a sequel to the Oscar winning In The Heat Of The Night. Nor it is as compelling or as convincing as Mystery Road. We are Continue reading