AMERICAN HONEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrea Arnold Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough. British filmmaker Andrea Arnold has given us a sometimes bleak view on listless British youth with films like Fish Tank, but with her latest film she has turned her discerning view on America. We are introduced to a motley crew of youngsters who travel around America's midwest selling magazine subscriptions door to door. It is a scam of sorts, but the kids at least get to travel around and see some of the country, earn a little money and party hard. They get to keep 25% Continue reading

I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Billy O'Brien Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Karl Geary, Christina Baldwin, Raymond Brandstrom, Lucy Lawton, Dee Noah. This gripping low budget psychological thriller mixes the familiar coming of age themes with outright horror tropes and a touch of the supernatural. Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (played by Max Records, the misunderstood young hero from Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are) is a troubled adolescent, a misfit with a morbid fascination with death and serial killers. He is something of Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading

SLOW WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Maclean Stars: Michael Fassbendr, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann, Andrew Robertt, Kalanji Queypo. A quirky and atmospheric take on the traditional western, Slow West is a British/Australian co-production that was shot entirely in New Zealand. Jay Cavendish (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, a young Australian actor who is amassing some impressive credits such as the bleak, post-apocalyptic drama The Road, etc) is a naive and love lorn teenage aristocrat from Scotland who has come to Colorado to find the Continue reading