SON OF A GUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julius Avery Stars: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Matt Nable, Tom Budge, Jacek Koman,. One of the few genres that Australian filmmakers seem to get right is the crime genre, and this year has delivered a couple of great little thrillers in Felony and The Reckoning, although neither exactly set the box office alight. Which is a shame because they deserved a bigger audience. And so does this tough but derivative generic crime thriller. There are hopes that this film will fare strongly at the box office, but it may well Continue reading

LARRY CROWNE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Hanks Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, George Takei, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Budge, Cedric The Entertainer, Pam Grier, Holmes Osborne, Wilmer Valderrama. Despite featuring two of America’s top box office draws in Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, the feel good romantic comedy Larry Crowne has tanked at the box office. This is a light weight and somewhat predictable Capraesque romantic comedy that marks Tom Hanks’ return to the director’s chair for a feature film since 1996’s marvelous That Thing You Do. Hanks Continue reading