BROTHERS’ NEST – interview with Clayton Jacobson

by GREG KING Brothers’ Nest is a dark and twisted claustrophobic comedy thriller that stars Clayton and Shane Jacobson as two brothers who concoct a plan to kill their stepfather to ensure that they inherit the family home when their terminally ill mother passes away. Clayton (Kenny, etc) also directs the film, which was written especially for the brothers by Jaime Browne (The Mule, The King, etc). Greg spoke to Clayton to find out more about the making of the Continue reading

SECRET IN THEIR EYES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Billy Ray Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole, Michael Kelly, Zoe Graham. This twisting thriller about murder, the search for justice, grief, obsession, revenge and the high emotional cost of vengeance is a workmanlike but ultimately uninspired US remake of the 2010 Oscar winning Argentine film from director Juan Jose Campanella. Writer/director Billy Ray has relocated the action from 1970s Buenos Aires, with its political tensions and air of corruption and conspiracy, to Los Continue reading

THE GIFT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Edgerton Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tollman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, Mirrah Foulkes, Nash Edgerton, David Denman. Joel Edgerton has proven himself a talented writer of dark thrillers full of tension and suspense, having written the scripts for the thriller The Square and more recently the morally ambiguous Felony. Now Edgerton makes an impressive directorial debut with the unsettling and increasingly creepy psychological thriller The Gift, which he also wrote. His script contains a Continue reading

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rowan Joffe Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne Marie Duff. A woman with anterograde amnesia, a rare form of memory loss tries to find out the truth behind the traumatic accident responsible for her condition. But how far can she trust her husband? And can she trust the mysterious psychiatrist who is treating her? Memory loss has been the driving force of many films, from Christopher Nolan's tricky and intelligent Memento through to the action-oriented The Bourne Identity, and even the comedic Adam Sandler vehicle 50 Continue reading

ABDUCTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Singleton Stars: Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Dermott Mulroney. Abduction is a big budget attempt to present hunky Twilight star Taylor Lautner as an action hero, a sort of high school Jason Bourne. While his legion of fans will probably lap it up, the rest of us remain unconvinced. Lautner and his father Dan have produced the film through his Tailor Made Production company, but the film seems to have been rushed into production with a half Continue reading