LADIES IN BLACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bruce Beresford Stars: Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond,  Suzie Porter, Alison McGirr, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Nicholas Hammond, Vincent Perez, Luge Pegler, Celia Massingham.   Sydney, summer of 1959, is the setting for this feel good local romantic drama that plays out against a backdrop of great change to the social fabric of Australia in the post WWII era. Goodes is the major fashionable department store in Sydney, catering to high end women’s fashion. Sixteen-year old Lisa Miles Continue reading

GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Gaghan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood, Craig T Nelson, Toby Kebbell, Bill Camp, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Rachael Taylor, Stacy Keach, Mason Blair, Adam Lefevre. Matthew McConaughey goes from strength to strength with his recent choice of roles, and here he gives another winning performance in the financial drama Gold. He plays Kenny Wells, the eccentric, overly confident, alcoholic and down on his luck prospector and hustler, the son of a legendary and Continue reading

SUMMER CODA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Gray Stars: Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Angus Sampson, Suzie Porter, Jackie Weaver. Debutante writer/director Richard Gray was the runner-up in the Australian version of the Project Greenlight competition, in which the winner received $1 million towards his film. However, since that disappointment, Gray has been able to secure funding to finally bring his vision to the screen. The result is Summer Coda, a beautiful and elegaic but disappointing romantic drama set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mildura. With its Continue reading

RED DOG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Josh Lucas, Luke Ford, Rachael Taylor, John Batchelor, Arthur Zngel, Noah Taylor, Bill Hunter, Keisha Castle-Hughes The new film from Kriv Stenders (Boxing Day, Lucky Country, etc) is a charming, broadly appealing and incredibly moving family friendly film that ranks as one of the best local productions for quite some time. Based on the book written by Louis de Bernieres (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, etc), Red Dog tells the story of a stray Kelpie that brought together a disparate community in the remote Continue reading