Monthly Archives: November 2007

GABRIEL – shane abess interview

Greg King talks to director Shane Abbess about the trials of completing his low budget debut feature film Gabriel. Shane Abbess is a self-confessed film fanatic, who became interested in learning about the craft of film making since he saw Die Hard. Inspired by trying to deconstruct how the indestructible John McClane did some of [...]

Share

GABRIEL

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Shane Abess Stars: Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble, Erika Heynatz, Michael Piccinelli, Harry Pavlidis Film reviewers often admire low budget films brought to the screen by young and driven first time directors relying on an independent, do-it-yourself spirit, especially when the finished product is worth while and has something [...]

Share

YEAR OF THE DOG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike White Stars: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, John C Reilly, Regina King, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, Dale Godboldo Screenwriter Mike White (Freaks And Geeks, etc) makes his directorial debut with this whimsical, quirky but often depressing comedy/drama. Year Of The Dog centres around Peggy (Molly Shannon), a gentle, [...]

Share

MICHAEL CLAYTON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Gilroy Stars: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is a legal fixer, who negotiates convenient solutions to tricky legal cases. But he is also a morally conflicted burnt out case with mounting personal problems. But even he finds himself out of his depth [...]

Share

THE BRAVE ONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Jordan Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen, Nicky Katt The 1970’s saw a spate of violent vigilante films, with Charles Bronson leading the way in the Death Wish series. That film spawned a number of sequels and imitations that seemed to play to the bloodlust of [...]

Share

BALLS OF FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Ben Gannon Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q, James Hong, Jason Scott Lee, Robert Patrick, David Koechner, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Patton Oswalt, Terry Crews, Thomas Lennon, Aisha Tyler, Deidrich Bader, Brett Delbuono. Randy (Dan Fogler, from Good Luck Chuck, etc) was a teenage ping-pong prodigy, who had [...]

Share