BOOK WEEK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Heath Davis Stars: Alan Dukes, Susan Prior, Rose Riley, Tiriel Mora, Airlie Dodds, Toby Schmitz, Khan Chittenden, Steve Le Marquand, Thuso Lekwape, Maya Stange, Nicholas Hope, Jolene Anderson, Rhys Muldoon. This black comedy/drama follows a bad week in the life of Nick Cutler (Alan Dukes), a lecherous, misanthropic, boozy, rude, and obnoxious author turned cynical teacher. Several years ago, Nick wrote a novel that was well received, but he has been unable to follow up its success. He regards himself as an “undiscovered literary Continue reading

ONE EYED GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nick Matthews Stars: Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Craig Behanna. Psychiatry and religion are two crutches that people turn to in times of trouble, seeking help, spiritual guidance and comfort. But these twin sources of help are also double-edged swords and have often been exploited for darker purposes. With religion, the dark side is often the suicide cults with their brainwashing, manipulation and the ability of charismatic leaders to pray on the vulnerable and the troubled. This new low budget Continue reading

ONE-EYED GIRL – interview with director Nick Matthews

by GREG KING Nick Matthews' critically acclaimed dark psychological thriller One-Eyed Girl will have its Melbourne premiere screening Thursday April 23 at 7pm at the Classic Cinema. Having won the Austin Film Festival's prestigious Dark Matters Best Picture Award, Nick Matthews debut film features first rate performances by Mark Leonard Winter (Healing) and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays). A Q&A with the director Nick Matthews, producer David Ngo, and actors Craig Behenna and Mark Leonard Winter will follow the screening. To learn more about the film, Greg Continue reading

VERTICAL LIMIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Campbell Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Robin Tunney, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorpurio, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Taylor, Steve Le Marquand, Temeura Morrison, Stuart Wilson. Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, The Mask Of Zorro, etc) is quickly building a reputation as a director of exciting, action yarns. His latest film Vertical Limit takes audiences on a spectacular thrill ride on top of one of the world's highest and most treacherous mountain peaks, and further enhances his reputation. Vertical Limit combines the Continue reading