Featured image: Stephen Curry, Noni Hazelhurst and Claudia Karvan in June Again. (Courtesy of Route 504 PR.) Written and directed by JJ Winlove. Starring Noni Hazelhurst, Stephen Curry, Claudia Karvan. Runtime 1h 39 min. Released January 7, 2022 (in U.S. and Canada; originally released in Australia on May 6, 2021). June Again is about its [...]
Directed by: Justin Dix. Starring: Nathan Phillips, Alyssa Sutherland, Christopher Kirby. Runtime: 1h 33 min. Minor spoilers follow. In Blood Vessel, a group of seven people float on a life raft in the middle of the North Atlantic during World War II after their hospital vessel was destroyed by a German U-boat. Running out of [...]
Ah, I love delightful surprises like Bloody Hell. I was interested by the bank robber hook in the write-up on the Nightstream website, and that helps start the film off with a bang. Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole) finds himself in a crazy situation during a bank robbery and decides to take the opportunity to play hero and save the hostages. Instead, he’s hailed by a hero by some and a lunatic by others and is sent to jail. Once he’s released, he leaves this mysterious past behind for better pastures in Finland. But Bloody Hell, Finland is way worse.
In case you missed it, I talked with the director of this film, Jesse O'Brien, and that interview can be found here. Directed by: Jesse O’Brien. Starring: Jordan Waller, Kathryn Wilder, Kerry Armstrong. Runtime: 1h 25 min. Released: September 7, 2020 (in the U.K.) Norman (Jordan Waller, also the screenwriter on the film) and his [...]
Directed by: Nathan Dalton. Starring: Mark Redpath, Antony Talia, Philip Hayden. Runtime: 1h 23 min. Released: July 16, 2019. (In case you missed it, my review with the Nathan Dalton, the director of this film, can be found here.) Though made on a small budget, the science fiction film Quanta always looks polished with its cinematography [...]
Here's another episode of Filmcraziest Interviews where I interview filmmakers, and today I was joined by Australian filmmaker Nathan Dalton for his science fiction drama, Quanta, about a pair of scientists pursuing a scientific breakthrough when their personalities clash. We discuss the science of the film and the inspiration behind the film, as well as legacy [...]
Released: March 11, 2016. Directed by: Louis Leterrier. Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher. Runtime: 1hr, 23 min. I’m a huge fan of Sacha Baron Cohen’s work in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – the titular journalist character is rather brilliant. And his creation of the [...]
Released: February 26, 2016. Directed by: Alex Proyas. Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler. Runtime: 2hr 7 min. Big-budget films as bland as Gods of Egypt should have no business over=passing a two-hour run time, but somehow, it feels the need to do so. After the Egyptian God of air Horus (Nikolas Coster-Waldau of TV’s [...]