THE NIGHTINGALE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Kent Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Baykali Ganambarr, Charlie Shotwell. The sophomore feature from Jennifer Kent (2014’s The Babadook), The Nightingale offers up horrors of a different kind. Set in Tasmania in 1825, the film is something of a colonial western, a bloody, brutal and unflinching tale of revenge that also addresses the savage history of colonial Australia, the systemic abuse and mistreatment of women and the indigenous population. It makes a powerful statement about a history Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #134

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief,’ ‘Inside Out’ ‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Hot Pursuit′ . This episode also contains interviews with Pete Docter, Mindy Kaling, Sofia Vergara, Shahin Shafaei (Two RefUgees And A Blonde), Travis Bain (Throwback/Starspawn), Ted Matkowski (Polish Film Festival), Jack Sargeant (Revelation Film Festival) and Malcolm Turner (Melbourne Animation Film Festival). Plus we launch two great new competitions this week. First up Continue reading

THE NIGHTINGALE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Philippe Muyl Stars: Li Baotian, Xin Yi Yang, Hao Qin. This French Chinese co-production is a beautiful and moving film, with a lot of heart and charm, and it has broad appeal. When her workaholic parents have to go on trips, young Ren Xing (Xin Yi Yang) is reluctantly left in the care of her estranged grandfather Zhu Zhigen (veteran Chinese actor Li Baotian , from Shanghai Triad, etc), a widower who lives in a small apartment in Beijing. Xing's father Chong (Hao Qin) is dubious of the arrangement, as his father temporarily lost Continue reading