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 - Into The Storm
Into The Storm (out Sep 4) is following in the footsteps of 1996's Twister. Using the hand-held footage concept, a group of tornado chasers go in search of something big. There's some tension in the later stages but the film fails to generate a single interesting character. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows (out Sep 4) is a fake (obviously) documentary that centres on a group of vampires living in a New Zealand share house. It's a cool concept and the film features plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Grade: B+.
Mini Review - Boyhood
Boyhood (out Sep 4) is masterpiece that chronicles the process of “growing up” through the eyes of an introverted kid named Mason. Director Richard Linklater shot this fictional tale over 12 years using the same actors! It seamlessly jumps between time frames and the character interaction feels amazingly natural. Sure to release the valve on your own childhood memories, this is about as good as cinema can get. Grade: A+.
Mini Review - If I Stay
If I Stay (out Aug 28) is a supernatural romantic drama about a quasi-dead girl (she's somewhere between here and the afterlife) who is trying to decide whether she wants to return to the world. A few moments tug at the heartstrings but the dialogue is woeful in places. Grade: B-.
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.
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 28 Aug 2014|
|- Reviewing Felony & Magic In The Moonlight|
|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|