SON OF A GUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julius Avery Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Matt Nable, Tom Budge, Jacek Koman,. One of the few genres that Australian filmmakers seem to get right is the crime genre, and this year has delivered a couple of great little thrillers in Felony and The Reckoning, although neither exactly set the box office alight. Which is a shame because they deserved a bigger audience. And so does this tough but derivative generic crime thriller. There are hopes that this film will fare strongly at the box office, but it may well Continue reading

MEAN MACHINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Barry Skolnick Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Jason Flemyng, Ralph Brown With the recent welter of disappointing and largely unnecessary remakes that have added little to the original (Planet Of The Apes, Get Carter, and even The Time Machine) it is refreshing to come across a remake that actually stands on its own merits as an entertaining film. Produced by the same team responsible for both Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, the tough, if somewhat derivative, films that reinvented the British gangster film, Continue reading