CAFE SOCIETY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Woody Allen Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Jeannie Berlin, Blake Lively, Parker Posey. Now 81 years old and entering his sixth decade as a filmmaker, Woody Allen is still a prolific director. Over the years his output has been a bit hit and miss, with Midnight In Paris not only his best film in the 21st century but a high point of his career. His latest film, while entertaining and enjoyable enough, is lightweight and fairly forgettable stuff and doesn't reach the heights of that Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILMS SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #167

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Gods Of Egypt,’ ‘America Wild,’ ‘Hail Caesar,’ ‘Son Of Saul,’ ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi’  and ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’. This episode also contains interviews with Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Sam Riley, Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller (27th Alliance Francoise French Film Festival), Ron Diamond (Animation Show Of Shows), Roberto Ciabarra (In Praise Of Parker Posey), Nic Continue reading

IN PRAISE OF PARKER POSEY – interview with ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING Time magazine dubbed Parker Posey "the queen of the indies", while the New Yorker named her "the greatest character actress of the last few decades." From March 13 to March 28, ACMI are holding a series of retrospective screenings under the banner of In Praise Of Parker Posey. ACMI will be screening ten of her films as part of the restrospective, from 1995's Dazed And Confused directed by Richard Linklater through to 2015's Irrational Man, directed by Woody Allen. As well ACMI will be holding a special event panel discussion Talking TV: Parker Posey On The Continue reading

IRRATIONAL MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Woody Allen Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley. Even as he nears 80, Woody Allen continues to churn out a one film a year on average and shows little sign on slowing down. But with such a prolific output it is inevitable that he would sometimes repeat themes and ideas. Irrational Man is his 46th film and it explores themes of murder and morality, concepts which he also dealt with in the superior Crimes And Misdemeanors and the lesser Match Point. Irrational Man is less of a comedy and more of a drama about Continue reading

GRACE OF MONACO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Dahan Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega, Derek Jacobi, Andre Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are two of our most talented actresses, but recently they have both found themselves starring in misguided biopics about beloved royal figures who died tragically young. For Watts it was the dire, critically maligned biopic Diana; but even though she didn't physically resemble Diana she made an Continue reading