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

THE FLIP SIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marion Pilowsky Stars: Eddie Izzard, Emily Taheny, Luke McKenzie, Vanessa Guide, Tina Bursill, Hugh Sheridan, Tiriel Mora, Susie Youssef. Lumbered with a terrible title, this low budget locally produced bittersweet romantic comedy is inert, laboured and painfully unfunny. Five years ago, narcissistic British actor Henry Selbert (Eddie Izzard) came to Adelaide to shoot a film, and he had an affair with the production’s chef Ronnie (comedian Emily Taheny, who was recently seen in That’s Not My Dog). When the movie finished shooting, Continue reading

THE CASTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Sitch Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Tiriel Mora, Charles Tingwell, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Wayne Hope, Bryan Dawe, Costas Kilias, Robyn Nevin, Lynda Gibson, John Flaus The Castle is not another quirky, amusing local comedy. Rather it is a genuinely funny and touchingly honest tale that is firmly rooted in the typical Australian spirit of mate ship and barracking for the underdog, themes that it shares with the criminally ignored Mr Reliable. The first big screen outing for the creators of tv's Continue reading