CELESTE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Hackworth Stars: Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel, Nadine Garner, Odessa Young, Emm Wiseman, Kai Lewins. Celeste (Radha Mitchell, from Looking For Grace, etc) is a revered opera singer renowned around the world. But she retired from the public limelight over a decade ago and retreated to a private castle located within a remote tropical rainforest in far north Queensland. Now Celeste is about to emerge from her self-imposed retirement to give a comeback concert in the spacious grounds of her retreat. Her estranged stepson Continue reading

SWINGING SAFARI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephan Elliott Stars: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Jeremy Sims, Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Jack Thompson, Jacob Elordi, Chelsea Glaw, Richard Roxburgh. Set in the 1970s, Stephan Elliott’s latest film is a semi-autobiographical coming of age comedy and satirical look at Australian culture and values of the time. It was a time of laissez-faire parenting, lazy weekends spent on the beach, sunburned kids long before the era of “slip, slop, slap”, and a time when Continue reading

LOOKING FOR GRACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sue Brooks Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Kenya Pearson, Harry Richardson, Myles Pollard, Tasma Walton. Looking For Grace is the fifth feature film from award winning Australian filmmaker Sue Brooks (the cross cultural romance of Japanese Story, The Road To Nhill, etc). It's been six years since her last film (2009's Subdivision), and like her previous works it deals with a journey of discovery, is set in a remote location, and explores themes of loneliness, family, friendship. This quirky Continue reading

LOOKING FOR GRACE – Sue Brooks interview

by GREG KING Looking For Grace is the fifth feature film from award winning Australian filmmaker Sue Brooks (Japanese Story, The Road To Nihill, etc). The film tells the story of Grace (played by newcomer Odessa Young), a teenage girl who steals some money from her father's safe and, with her best friend in tow, heads off on a journey to see her favourite band. Her parents (Richard Roxburgh and Radha Mitchell) hire a veteran detective (played by veteran Terry Norris) to find her, but it is a decision that has repercussions. Brooks got the idea for the film when she Continue reading