Talking 'Felony' With Actor-Writer Joel Edgerton
|Felony debuted at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and is now finally getting a release here in Australia. I spoke to the writer-star of the film, Joel Edgerton, and you can check it out by clicking here.|
Mini Review - All This Mayhem
All This Mayhem (out Aug 28) is a documentary that takes us inside the world of the Pappas brothers - two gifted Aussie skateboarders from the 1990s who took the world by the storm... and then threw it all away. Plenty of lessons can be learned from this. Interesting stuff. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - Predestination
Predestination (out Aug 28) is messed up. I liked it. The less you know the better. Grade: A-.
Mini Review - 20,000 Days On Earth
20,000 Days On Earth (out Aug 21) is a documentary that takes us inside the head of Nick Cave - the musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and actor. Those familiar with his work will take more from this... but it's still a deep, exploratory film that covers a broad range of topics - from the way we remember things to the importance of a great life performance. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - Felony
Felony (out Aug 28) is a Aussie thriller about a police officer involved in a "hit and run" accident who makes a snap decision to conceal his involvement. The ending is too twisty, too convenient but it's not often that we see a film that asks such interesting questions about accidents, forgiveness and the reasons we feel guilt. Grade: B.
Mini Review - Magic In The Moonlight
Magic In The Moonlight (out Aug 28) is the latest from Woody Allen - a 1920s tale set in Europe about a talented illusionist (Colin Firth) trying to expose a young spiritualist (Emma Stone) who believes she can communicate with the dead. The film is one-third comedy (which works), one-third mystery (which kind of works), and one-third romance (which doesn’t work). Grade: B.
Mini Review - Freedom
Freedom (out Aug 21) is a drama about slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries. It's somewhat informative but the approach felt off. There are musical interludes (I'm not joking) and it struggles to blend its two stories. The religious undertones also felt too heavy. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - The 100 Year-Old-Man Who...
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (out Aug 21) is about a 100-year-old man who climbs out a window and disappears. This a surprisingly dark comedy that offers a warped view of history. First half more interesting than the second. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - The Inbetweeners 2
The Inbetweeners 2 (out Aug 21) sees us reunited with teenagers Will, Simon, Jay and Neil as they go on a 4-week Australian holiday. The film pushes the envelope a lot further than I expected. It's shocking, filthy, controversial, and politically incorrect. As long as you're not easily offended, I'd highly recommend seeing the film in a packed cinema. Grade: B+.
Matt's Weekly 612ABC Podcast
You can hear me review the latest movies every Thursday at 6:40am with Spencer Howson on 612ABC Brisbane. We're Brisbane's highest rated breakfast show! My latest podcasts are below.
|Podcast from 21 Aug 2014|
|- Reviewing Deepsea Challenge & The 100-Year-Old Man...|
|Podcast from 14 Aug 2014|
|- Reviewing The Inbetweeners 2 & The Hundred-Foot Journey|
|Podcast from 7 Aug 2014|
|- Reviewing Guardians Of The Galaxy & And So It Goes|
|Podcast from 31 Jul 2014|
|- Reviewing These Final Hours & Sharknado|
|Podcast from 24 Jul 2014|
|- Reviewing Still Life & Deliver Us From Evil|