JIGSAW

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Michael and Peter Spierig Stars: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Cle Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, Josiah Black. This is the 8th film in the gory torture porn series created by Aussie filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell in 2003. The series has grossed over $870 million to date. And even though it has been seven years since the optimistically titled Saw: The Final Chapter, here we are again back in a world of gruesome deaths and Continue reading

PREDESTINATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Michael and Peter Spierig Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby. I came, I watched, I left scratching my head. Predestination is a mind bending time travel sci-fi drama that raises a lot of questions but struggles to provide adequate answers. It's one of those puzzling and complex films that almost demands to be seen twice in order to assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a bit like Inception, etc. Predestination is the third film from local twin filmmaking brothers Peter and Michael Spierig, who obviously have Continue reading

PREDESTINATION – interview with Michael and Peter Spierig

by GREG KING The opening night film at MIFF 2014 was Predestination, a mind-scratching sci-fi thriller that plays around with the conventions and paradoxes of time travel. It is based on a short story written by Robert Heinlein, and stars Ethan Hawke as a "temporal agent" on one final mission, and Sarah Snook in a challenging role. To find out more about the film, Greg King spoke to the directors, twin filmmaker Michael and Peter Spierig, for his Movies At Dusk Program. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ir5ixkv7l3h8phw/190716_002.MP3 Continue reading