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

LOOKING FOR GRACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sue Brooks Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Kenya Pearson, Harry Richardson, Myles Pollard, Tasma Walton. Looking For Grace is the fifth feature film from award winning Australian filmmaker Sue Brooks (the cross cultural romance of Japanese Story, The Road To Nhill, etc). It's been six years since her last film (2009's Subdivision), and like her previous works it deals with a journey of discovery, is set in a remote location, and explores themes of loneliness, family, friendship. This quirky Continue reading

LOOKING FOR GRACE – Sue Brooks interview

by GREG KING Looking For Grace is the fifth feature film from award winning Australian filmmaker Sue Brooks (Japanese Story, The Road To Nihill, etc). The film tells the story of Grace (played by newcomer Odessa Young), a teenage girl who steals some money from her father's safe and, with her best friend in tow, heads off on a journey to see her favourite band. Her parents (Richard Roxburgh and Radha Mitchell) hire a veteran detective (played by veteran Terry Norris) to find her, but it is a decision that has repercussions. Brooks got the idea for the film when she Continue reading