Monthly Archives: May 2011

THE HANGOVER PART II

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Mason Lee, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Chung, Sasha barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Nick Cassavetes, Mike Tyson. This highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful raunchy buddy comedy The Hangover offers more of the same – not that there’s anything [...]

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MEEK’S CUTOFF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kelly Reichardt Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Pauln Dano, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux. Unlike other westerns that have dealt with the westward expansion (Westward Ho The Wagons, etc), Meeks’s Cutoff deals with some weighty themes like the struggle for survival, racism and [...]

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GET LOW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Aaron Schneider Stars: Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Sissy Spacek, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Andrea Powell, Shawn Knowles, Tomasz Karolak, Lori Beth Edgeman, Scott Cooper, Blerim Destani, Rebecca Grant, Jade Moser, Steven Stadler. This modest and slyly comic film is based on the true story of a man who [...]

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JULIA’S EYES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guillem Morales Stars:  Belen Rueda, Lluis Homar, Pablo Durqui, Francesca Orella, Joan Dalmar, Julia Gutierrez-Caba, Boris Ruiz, Clara Segura. Julia’s Eyes is a strong but cliched and rather generic Gothic suspense thriller that closed the Spanish Film Festival. Julia (Belen Rueda, from The Orphanage, etc) is gradually going blind from [...]

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SOUL SURFER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean McNamara Stars: Annasophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Kevin Sorbo, Craig T Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Ross Thomas, Lorraine Nicholson, Chris Brochu, Sonya Balmares. From a young age, Bethany Hamilton (Annasophia Robb) had “salt water in her blood.” Born into a family of surfers, the teenager was a surfing prodigy [...]

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OCEANS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzard. Lovers of the National Geographic style of documentary and television wildlife documentaries will certainly enjoy Oceans, the new documentary from Disney and French filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzard (the Oscar nominated Travelling Birds, etc). Perrin and Cluzard take us on an underwater journey [...]

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ACMI JAZZ ON FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Spiro Economopoulos, film programmer with ACMI

By GREG KING This is the third year that ACMI have presented the Jazz On Film in collaboration with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. “Each year we try to theme it a little, and try to integrate it into the program that they have coming out,” explains ACMI film programmer Spiro Economopoulos. This year the [...]

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MURDER MOUTH – interview with Madeleine Parry

by GREG KING “I hope that the films I make might often be quite challenging – although some might not be quite as confrontational as this – but hopefully they will always get people to think and engage with the world and their own life in a way that is enriching. And that is why [...]

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