SWEET COUNTRY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Warwick Thronton Stars: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Ewen Leslie, Matt Day, Thomas M Wright, Tremayne Doolan, Trevan Doolan. Sweet Country is the sophomore feature film from indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton, best known for his acclaimed, award winning 2009 drama Samson and Delilah. This is only his second feature film, but in the decade since then he has been busy with short films, television projects and documentaries like We Don’t Need A Map, which premiered at the Sydney International Continue reading

MECHANIC: RESURRECTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Gansel Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Sam Hazeldine, Tommy Lee Jones, Toby Eddington, Michelle Yeoh, Femi Elufowuju jr. 2016 may well go down as the year of the insipid remake and the unnecessary and pointless sequel that no-one particularly wanted or needed. And now we have another one, with this underwhelming sequel to Jason Statham's fairly forgettable 2011 remake of the 1972 action thriller starring Charles Bronson as a hitman who specialised in making his kills look like accidents. Statham (from the Transporter Continue reading

HERE I AM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Beck Cole Stars: Shai Pittman, Marcia Langton, Vanessa Worrell, Betty Sumner, Pauline Whyman, Tanith Glynn-Maloney. Here I Am, which launched the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival, is a counterpoint to the recent Mad Bastards. Whereas that film was set in the Kimberleys and dealt more with issues facing indigenous males, Here I Am is a contemporary drama set in Adelaide and looking at the plight often facing indigenous females trying to survive in a hostile and often unforgiving environment. Karen (Shai Pittman) has just Continue reading