BOOK WEEK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Heath Davis Stars: Alan Dukes, Susan Prior, Rose Riley, Tiriel Mora, Airlie Dodds, Toby Schmitz, Khan Chittenden, Steve Le Marquand, Thuso Lekwape, Maya Stange, Nicholas Hope, Jolene Anderson, Rhys Muldoon. This black comedy/drama follows a bad week in the life of Nick Cutler (Alan Dukes), a lecherous, misanthropic, boozy, rude, and obnoxious author turned cynical teacher. Several years ago, Nick wrote a novel that was well received, but he has been unable to follow up its success. He regards himself as an “undiscovered literary Continue reading

THE DAUGHTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Stone Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider, Sam Neill, Odessa Young, Anna Torv, Nicholas Hope. Noted theatre director Simon Stone makes his feature film directorial debut with this dark and moody drama about dysfunctional family relationships, and how secrets from the past can have a devastating impact on the present. The Daughter is a reworking of Ibsen's 1884 play The Wild Duck, which Stone directed to much acclaim for the Sydney's Belvoir Theatre a couple of years ago. The film is a morality play set 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