LADIES IN BLACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bruce Beresford Stars: Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond,  Suzie Porter, Alison McGirr, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Nicholas Hammond, Vincent Perez, Luge Pegler, Celia Massingham.   Sydney, summer of 1959, is the setting for this feel good local romantic drama that plays out against a backdrop of great change to the social fabric of Australia in the post WWII era. Goodes is the major fashionable department store in Sydney, catering to high end women’s fashion. Sixteen-year old Lisa Miles Continue reading

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Ross Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Nicholas Hammond, Anne Dowd, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller. Despite the title this is not a superhero movie. Captain Fantastic is a quirky mix of comedy, drama, journey of self discovery, and coming of age story and something quite different from the usual mainstream fare. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Leslie have left behind civilization, living off the grid and raising their kids in Continue reading

TURKEY SHOOT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Hewitt Stars: Dominic Purcell, Robert Taylor, Viva Bianca, Nicholas Hammond, Belinda McClory, Carmen Duncan, Suzannah McDonald, Juan Jackson. Jon Hewitt's remake of Brian Trenchard-Smith's 1982 film, an infamous, shockingly violent and trashy piece of Ozploitation that has become something of a cult favourite over the years, is largely unnecessary and unpleasant. Hewitt (Acolytes, Redball, X, etc) usually brings a rough hewn edge to his low budget films that are part of their charm and appeal and which helps overcome their cheap Continue reading