Monthly Archives: June 2007

THE KINGDOM

Reviewed by GREG KING. A devastating and well-planned terrorist attack on a western residential compound in Riyadh leaves hundreds dead or injured. An elite FBI unit, headed by Jamie Foxx, is despatched to the oil rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist in uncovering forensic evidence and identifying those responsible. But they are not exactly [...]

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JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director Julien Temple has already made a couple of definitive documentaries about the Sex Pistols and their influence and impact on the punk music scene in Britain in the late ‘70’s, with both The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle and The Filth And The Fury to his credit. For his latest [...]

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THE FINAL WINTER

Reviewed by GREG KING. The brainchild of newcomer Matt Nable and first time directors Brian Andrews and Jane Forrest, The Final Winter is something of a nostalgic look back at rugby league in the early ‘80’s. This was a time before big money from corporate sponsorship entered the game and lucrative contracts put paid to [...]

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GONE

Reviewed by GREG KING. There have been many recent films that have warned of the dangers of backpackers trusting strangers for their choice of travelling companions, destinations and accommodation. These films have included the Hostel series and the straight to DVD Turistas, which have ushered in a new subgenre of “torture porn”, and Wolf Creek, [...]

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SNOW CAKE

Reviewed by GREG KING. This moving romantic drama from Canadian director Marc Evans (better known for his low budget horror films like My Little Eye) has broad appeal, and is definitely a film to watch out for! Alex (Alan Rickman) has recently been released from prison and is driving across Canada. At a roadside café [...]

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

Reviewed by GREG KING. The phenomenally popular Harry Potter series are essentially coming-of-age tales, albeit set against the unconventional backdrop of wizards and witches and sorcery. This fifth in the series however is the darkest of the lot so far, and deals with death, betrayal, hard choices, and a loss of innocence as Harry begins [...]

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THE DEAD GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING. The title of this new feature film from former television actress turned writer/director Karen Moncrieff (The Blue Car, etc) basically says all you need to know about the film’s plot! The Dead Girl is a fairly bleak, disturbing and downbeat, yet ultimately riveting drama that begins with the discovery of the [...]

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FACTORY GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING. Andy Warhol once remarked that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame. Factory Girl is the story of one individual who experienced their brief moment in the spotlight. This is a biopic of socialite Edie Sedgewick, another tragic moth drawn to the flickering flame of fame. The film begins in the [...]

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