MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – reviews

ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 16, 2015 check back daily during the festival for updates   LISTEN TO ME MARLON. Film buffs will certainly appreciate this revealing and fascinating documentary in which we learn about the reclusive Hollywood star Marlon Brando, who died in 2004. In the 50s, the young Brando blazed a trail across the Broadway stages in plays like A Streetcar Named Desire, before embarking on a film career. He had charisma and a dynamic screen presence that earned him two Oscars. But he also squandered his talents in a number of Continue reading

RABBIT PROOF FENCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillip Noyce Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Deborah Mailman, Everlyn Sampri, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Garry MacDonald. After several big budget Hollywood thrillers (Patriot Games, The Bone Collector, etc), Phillip Noyce returns home for this rather small scale but very topical film exploring one of the more controversial chapters of Australia’s recent history – the issue of the stolen children. Set in 1931, the film, based on a true story, follows the adventures of three young girls as they travel 1200 miles Continue reading