HOME AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jay Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Eden Grace Redfield, Lola Flanery. Between them, the husband and wife team of writer/director Nancy Meyers and director/producer Charles Shyer produced many of the popular but formulaic romantic comedies of the 80s and 90s - films like Baby Boom, the remake of Father Of The Bride, It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, The Intern, etc - many of which starred Diane Keaton. Now their daughter Hallie Continue reading

ALI’S WEDDING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Walker Stars: Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Majid Shokor, Ryan Corr, Robert Rabiah, Maha Wilson, Genevieve Picot, Spencer McLaren. Australian filmmakers often struggle to make genuinely amusing big screen comedies, so it's pleasing to report that Ali's Wedding is a nice feel good romantic comedy that celebrates our multicultural identity. It follows other recent local films, like the superior Alex And Eve and the fairly routine Unindian, that have explored cross cultural romances with a unique and quirky Aussie Continue reading

PARIS CAN WAIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eleanor Coppola Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin. It's one of those vagaries of film distribution that we sometimes get two films released at the same time with similar plots and ideas. Within the space of a couple of weeks we get two road trip movies featuring two people on a journey through some of the most picturesque areas of Europe, sampling the history, culture and food of the region as they travel. One is the hilarious The Trip To Spain, the third film in the series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Continue reading

DRAMA – interview with Sophie Mathisen

by GREG KING. Drama is a low budget romantic comedy set in Paris, and is the debut feature from Australian writer/director and star Sophie Mathisen. It was developed as her thesis film while studying in London, and was shot in 31 days in Paris with a French and Australian crew. Greg spoke to Sophie to learn more about the film, which is now available through VOD and Fan Force screenings. http://www.mediafire.com/file/2jo3wzvz4553jts/220106_001.MP3 Continue reading

ROSALIE BLUM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julien Rappeneau Stars: Noemie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Anemone, Alice Isaaz, Sara Girardeau, Camille Rutherford. Three lonely, introverted and shy characters form an emotional connection of sorts in a small provincial town in this light, whimsical and off beat romantic comedy from first time feature director Julien Rappeneau. The son of respected filmmaker Jean-Paul Rappeaneau (the Gerard Depardieu vehicle Cyrano De Bergerac, etc), Rappenaeau is better known as a writer of films like the hard hitting crime drama 36th Precinct, Continue reading