Tag Archives: Melbourne

I, FRANKENSTEIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stuart Beattie Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Aden Young, Bruce Spence. Mary Shelley would probably be spinning in her grave if she could see what filmmaker Stuart Beattie and graphic novelist Kevin Grevioux have done to her most famous creation in this [...]

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FALLOUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lawrence Johnston Documentary. In 1959 Hollywood came to Melbourne with all its attendant glitter and star power. Respected producer and director Stanley Kramer ventured down under with leading stars Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and the glamorous Ava Gardner to shoot his film adaptation of On The Beach, a [...]

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KILLER ELITE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary McKendry Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski, Ben Mendelsohn, Adewale Akinnuaye-Aghaje, David Whiteley, Lachy Hulme, Firass Dirani, Nick Tate, Matthew Nable, Billie Brown, Grant Bowler, Michael Dorman.   This formulaic but exciting action thriller is not a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s [...]

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ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN? Rob Sitch interview

by GREG KING. Any Questions For Ben? is the first feature film from the Working Dog team (The Castle, The Dish) in over a decade. As director Rob Sitch, who co-wrote the film with his usual collaborators Santo Cilauro and Tom Gleisner explains, other things just seemed to take priority. All of them have families [...]

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ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN?

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Sitch Stars: Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall, Christian Clark, Felicity Ward,Lachy Hulme, Rob Carlton, Tracy Mann, Alan Brough, David james, Ed Kavalee, Chantelle Raleigh, Liliya May, John Howard, Rob Sitch.   This  romantic comedy is the third feature film from the Working Dog team, and their first in [...]

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DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Troy Nixey Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson, Julia Blake, Garry McDonald, Alan Dale, Nicholas Bell. Shot in Melbourne in 2009, this is a remake of a 1973 horror film about a couple who move into a big old house that is occupied by malevolent creatures. That [...]

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FOCUS ON BERTOCLUCCI – interview with Roberta Ciabarra

by GREG KING. “There is something lush about the surface of a Bertolucci film. I think he is the perfect synthesis of style and content really,” enthuses ACMI curator Roberta Ciabarra. Ciabarra is overseeing the forthcoming special retrospective season on the noted Italian director, whose career has spanned fifty years. “He is remarkably vital and [...]

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CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE – interview with Steve Carell

by GREG KING After a morning of interviews and media calls, screen funnyman Steve Carell still looks relaxed and comfortable fielding questions in a plush hotel suite that has been decked out like a recording studio with lights, cameras and microphones. Carell was in town to promote his latest film, the darker edged romantic comedy [...]

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