Monthly Archives: November 2011

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lynne Ramsay Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller, Rock Duer, Jasper Newell. When Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton in an Oscar worthy performance) gives birth to her son Kevin she never seems able to connect with him, and there is a distance between them that later turns cruel. Kevin [...]

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BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL

by GREG KING. updated November 30. The inaugural Breath Of Fresh Air Film Festival screens in Launceston from November 23 through until November 27. Held over five days, the festival is screening is a mix of new films, documentaries, Australian features, and films that have done the festival circuit. There are also a number of [...]

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TOOMELAH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ivan Sen Stars: Daniel Connors, Dean Daley Jones, Christopher Edwards. Ivan Sen (Beneath Clouds and Yellow Fella, etc) is probably our most important indigenous filmmaker. There is something deeply personal and semi-autobiographical about his new film, which is set in Toomelah, the mission community in north-western New South Wales where [...]

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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sarah Smith Stars: voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton, Laura Linney, Joan Cusack, Michael Palin, Robbie Coltrane, Rhys Darby, Eva Longoria, Jane Horrocks, Andy Serkis, Dominic West, Marc Wootton. Every year there seems to be at least one film that tries to [...]

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THE IDES OF MARCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Clooney Stars: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Evan Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella, Jennifer Ehle. Ever since Julius Caesar copped it in the Senate way back in 44AD, the phrase the ides of March has carried with it sinister overtones of treachery [...]

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Condon Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Michael Sheen, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Gil Birmingham, Anna Kendrick, Kellan Lutz, Sarah Clarke, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Justin Chon, Jamie Campbell Bower, Christian Carmargo, Mia Maestro, Maggie Grace. As the phenomenally successful Twilight series moves towards [...]

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TOOMELAH – Interview with Ivan Sen

by GREG KING. Ivan Sen is arguably our most important indigenous filmmaker. His short documentaries have explored the lives of famous aboriginals like the activist Charles Perkins and the actor Tom E Lewis. His feature films have explored the issues surrounding aboriginal people, the conflicts of the past, and the crisis facing many of the [...]

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THIS IS NOT A FILM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jafar Panahi Documentary. This Is Not A Film is a faux day-in-the-life documentary from Iranian director Jafar Panahi, and was created as a response to the 20-year ban imposed on him by the fundamentalist regime that rules Iran. Panahi is a serious filmmaker whose films have been branded seditious by [...]

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