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

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

THE MULE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Angus Sampson & Tony Mahony Stars: Angus Sampson, Hugo Weaving, Ewen Leslie, Leigh Whannell, Noni Hazlehurst, Geoff Morrell, John Noble, Georgina Haig, Chris Pang. The crime genre is one that Australian filmmakers seem to excel at, and The Mule is another superior example of this retro crime drama. It follows on from such great films as Felony and Animal Kingdom, etc, and stamps itself as one of the top local productions of the year. The Mule has been loosely inspired by the true tale of a New Zealand man who tried to Continue reading