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The Good The Bad The Ugly

This week on the show Dave, Nick, Adam and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’, ‘The Sunset Six’, ‘Happiness Never Comes Alone’, ‘Sinister’, ‘A Haunted House’ and of course The Great Gatsby’. This episode also features interviews with Ethan Hawke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Garner, Peter Hedges, Rosemarie DeWitt, CJ Adams, Ahmet Zappa, Joel Edgerton, Scott Sanders, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Livingstone. The boys also take a look at what horror movies you need to see as they celebrate the launch of Cultrastrophe on Friday nights at Cinema Nova.

To listen to the show you can download it for free here – http://www.mediafire.com/folder/f7rfo4f8yv1uv/The_Good_The_Bad_The_Ugly_Film_Show_Ep34

Sinister

Summary: A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 30th May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Scott Derrickson

Screenwriter: C. Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson

Cast: Michael Hall D’Addario (Trevor), Vincent D’Onofrio (Professor Jonas), Clare Foley (Ashley), Ethan Hawke (Ellison Oswalt), Nick King (Bughuul/Mr. Boogie), Rachel Konstantin (Mrs. Stevenson), Victoria Leigh (Stephanie), James Ransone (Deputy), Juliet Rylance (Tracy), Fred Dalton Thompson (Sheriff)

Runtime: 110 mins

Classification:CTC

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘SINISTER’:

David Griffiths: Stars(3.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Sinister’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel.

Adam Ross: Stars(4)

Please check Adam’s review of ‘Sinister’ that is available in Episode #34 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(4)
IMDB Rating: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green′: Check Episode #34 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’.

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Silence In The House Of God

Summary: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.

The film documents the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S.A., a struggle of more than three decades that ultimately led to a lawsuit against the Pontiff himself. These heroes, four deaf young men, set out to expose the priest who had abused them and so many others by trying to make their voices “heard”. Their investigation helped to uncover documents from the secret Vatican Archives that shows the Pope – who must operate within the mysterious rules of the roman Curia – as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Alex Gibney

Screenwriter: Alex Gibney

Cast: Chris Cooper (Gary (voice)), Donagh Gleason (Father Murphy)), Ethan Hawke (Pat (voice)), Matthew Ryan Hughes (Young Terry), Larry Hunt (Terry), Jamey Sheridan (Terry (voice)), John Slattery (Arthur (voice)), Anton Toron (Young Terry)

Runtime: 102 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’ Review: Please check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Promised Land′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating:Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) on IMDb

Chad Michael Murray

The wheeling and dealing has been getting into full swing at Sundance, below is a list of the films that have currently been sold and who has bought them.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – DIR: David Lowery STARS: Casey Affleck, Keith Carradine, Ben Foster, Rooney Mara

Purchased by: IFC Films

Austenland – DIR: Jerusha Hess STARS: Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Keri Russell

Purchased by: Sony Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics

Before Midnight – DIR: Richard Linklater STARS: Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Ariane Labed

Purchased by: Sony Pictures Classics

Blackfish – DIR: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Purchased by: CNN Films/Magnolia Pictures

Concussion – DIR: Stacie Passon STARS: Ben Shenkman, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Robin Weigert

Purchased by: Radius/TWC

Dirty Wars – DIR: Rick Rowley STARS: Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi, Abdul Rahman Barman

Purchased by: Sundance Selects

Don Jon’s Addiction – DIR: Joseph Gordon-Levitt STARS: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Julianne Moore

Purchased by: Relativity

Fruitvale – DIR: Ryan Coogler STARS: Kevin Durand, Michael B. Jordan, Chad Michael Murray, Octavia Spencer

Purchased by: The Weinstein Company

History Of The Eagles Part 1 – DIR: Alison Ellwood STARS: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh

Purchased by: Showtime

Inequality For All – DIR: Jacob Kornbluth

Purchased by: Radius/TWC

Jobs – DIR: Joshua Michael Stern STARS: Amanda Crew, Josh Gad, Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney

Purchased by: Open Road Films

Kill Your Darlings – DIR: John Krokidas STARS: Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, Daniel Radcliffe

Purchased by: Sony Picture Classics

Lovelace – DIR: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman STARS: Peter Sarsgaard, Amanda Seyfried, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple

Purchased by: Radius/TWC

Morning – DIR: Leland Orser STARS: Elliott Gould, Laura Linney, Leland Orser, Jeanne Triplehorn

Purchased by: Anchor Boy

Newlyweds – DIR: Shaka King STARS: Amari Cheatoe, Trae Harris, Tone Tank, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Purchased by: Phase 4 Films

Prince Avalanche – DIR: David Gordon Green STARS: Emile Hirsch, Lance Le Gault, Joyce Payne, Paul Rudd

Purchased by: Magnolia Pictures

Show Trial: The Story Of Pussy Riot – DIR: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin STARS: Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Purchased by: HBO Documentary Films

S-VHS – DIR: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener STARS: Kelsy Abbott, L.C. Holt, Hannah Hughes, Lawrence Michael Levine

Purchased by: Magnolia Pictures

The Look Of Love – DIR: Michael Winterbottom STARS: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Stephen Fry, Imogen Poots

Purchased by: IFC Films

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear – DIR: Tinatin Gurchiani

Purchased by: Icarus Films

The Rambler – DIR: Calvin Reeder STARS: James Cady, Natasha Lyonne, Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher

Purchased by: Anchor Bay Films

The Spectacular Now – DIR: James Ponsoldt STARS: Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shailene Woodley

Purchased by: A24

The Summit – DIR: Nick Ryan

Purchased by: Sundance Selects

The Way, Way Back – DIR: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash STARS: Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet

Purchased by: Fox Searchlight

Toy’s House – DIR: Jordan Vogt-Roberts STARS: Moises Arias, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Purchased by: CBS Films

Twenty Feet From Stardom – DIR: Morgan Neville STARS: Lou Adler, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti

Purchased by: Radius/TWC

Two Mothers – DIR: Anne Fontaine STARS: Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel, Naomi Watts, Robin Wright

Purchased by: Exclusive Releasing

We Are What We Are – DIR: Jim Mickle STARS: Ambyr Childers, Kelly McGillis, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell

Purchased by: Entertainment One

Silence In The House Of God

Summary: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.

The film documents the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S.A., a struggle of more than three decades that ultimately led to a lawsuit against the Pontiff himself. These heroes, four deaf young men, set out to expose the priest who had abused them and so many others by trying to make their voices “heard”. Their investigation helped to uncover documents from the secret Vatican Archives that shows the Pope – who must operate within the mysterious rules of the roman Curia – as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 21st March, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: United States

Director: Alex Gibney

Screenwriter: Alex Gibney

Cast: Chris Cooper (Gary (voice)), Donagh Gleason (Father Murphy)), Ethan Hawke (Pat (voice)), Matthew Ryan Hughes (Young Terry), Larry Hunt (Terry), Jamey Sheridan (Terry (voice)), John Slattery (Arthur (voice)), Anton Toron (Young Terry)

Runtime: 102 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’ Review: Please check Episode #25 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Silence In The House Of God: Mez Maxima Culpa’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Promised Land′: Nil.

Rating: N/A

IMDB Rating:

The Woman In The Fifth

Summary: A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Light, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series of murders.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 3rd May, 2012

Australian DVD Release Date: 20th June, 2012

Country: France, Poland, UK

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Screenwriter: Pawel Pawlikowski, Douglas Kennedy (novel)

Cast: Mohamed Aroussi (Moussa), Wilfred Benaiche (Lieutenant Coutard), Judith Burnett (Lorraine L’herbert), Geoffrey Carey (Laurent), Jean-Louis Cassarino (Dumont), Delphine Chuillot (Nathalie), Samir Guesmi (Sezer), Ethan Hawke (Tom Ricks), Marcela Iacub (Isabella), Joanna Kulig (Ania), Mamadou Minte (Omar), Julie Papillon (Chloe), Kristin Scott Thomas (Margit)

Runtime: 85 mins

Classification:M

 OUR THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH REVIEWS & RATINGS

Greg King: Stars(1.5)

Please check Greg’s The Woman In The Fifth review of that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

David Griffiths:

Dave’s review from Entertainment Scene 360

The Woman In The Fifth is one of those annoying films where the filmmaker has decided to try and do something a little different, but as a result totally confuses their audience to the point where they are going to feel completely cheated. Even worse is the fact that the film captivates you, sucks you in and leaves you with an ending that is likely to make your head hurt if you try to think about it too much.

Based on a book by Douglas Kennedy The Woman In The Fifth begins with a writer, Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) arriving in Paris. Ricks obviously has some undisclosed mental problems and his ex-wife Nathalie (Delphine Chuillot) is understandably  quick to prevent him from seeing his daughter, Chloe (Julie Papillon).

Ricks’ problems don’t end there. He soon finds himself left with nothing after he is robbed and is forced to take a room and a mysterious job from gangster, Sezer (Samir Guesmi). At first the job seems like the perfect side-job for a writer, he just has to sit in a room and let people in occasionally, all seems fine except he has no idea what the people are coming in to do.

Just to mess things up a little further Ricks also begins relationships with Sezer’s girlfriend, Ania (Joanna Kulig) who is totally in love with his work and also the older Margit (Kristen Scott Thomas) whom he meets at a writer’s party.

What is most disappointing is the fact that early on The Woman In The Fifth really does suck you in. The screenplay (penned by Pawel Pawilkowski who also directed the film) sets up the characters really well and even though there are a lot of questions about Ricks and what he has done in the past he is portrayed in such a way that you can’t help but like him and you want to see everything work out for him.

Sadly the film is ruined by Pawilkowski letting the film become totally confusing about three-quarters of the way into it. People will try to guess exactly what happened, but it is impossible for anybody to know completely, and even if the popular myth that Ricks is sinking deep into a mental breakdown is true, then it is Pawilkowski’s responsibility as a filmmaker to allow his audience to get at least a little insight into what is happening. You either do that, or you lose fans before you can even blink.

Despite that disappointment, there are some things that make The Woman In The Fifth a watchable film. It is great to see Ethan Hawke once again getting a meaty role. Despite some brilliant performances in recent times, especially in Daybreakers, he has been largely off the radar in Hollywood, a shame because he is a fine actor that normally delivers a powerful performance.

As usual, Kristin Scott Thomas also is on top of her game, but it is Joanna Kulig that outshines everyone around her. This Polish actress has been promising in roles in her homeland, but in The Woman In The Fifth she announces herself to the whole world as an actress who is somebody for whom to watch out.

It is hard to recommend The Woman In The Fifth as a good film to watch as the film loses its audience with an ending that is just a little too far ‘out there’ for any cinema goer to feel completely satisfied, because it ends up raising more questions than it answers.

 

Dave’s review from Buzz Magazine
When it comes to the world of films there is ‘good absurd’ and ‘bad absurd’. The sad thing about The Woman In The Fifth is that the film is going along nicely until director, Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer Of Love, Last Resort) decides to take it into the absurd area and fails miserable.
The film tells the story of Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke – Sinister, Exit Strategy) an American novelist with some suggested mental problems who travels to France to try and see his daughter, Chloe (Julie Papillon – newcomer), but his ex-wife, Nathalie (Delphine Chuillot – Mozart’s Sister, Pursuit) soon puts a stop to that.
After he is robbed Tom finds himself in Paris with nothing. He is then befriended by a gangster, Sezer (Samir Guesmi – My Worst Nightmare, The Counsel) who provides him with a strange job. When not locked in the room watching his screen he pursues relationships with the mature and erotic, Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas – Bel Ami, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen) as well as his young muse, Ania (Joanna Kulig – Elles, Maraton Tanca).
As mentioned previously The Woman In  The Fifth starts off as a very good film. As Nathalie cowers away from Tom you find yourself wondering what has happened in the past and why he can’t see his daughter. However Pawlikowski has such a desire to take this in a similar direction to Fight Club that he loses sight of the answers that the audience wants to see… and sadly the film collapses into the heap and rewards its audience with an ending that is confusing and disappointing to all extremes.
The film does serve as a good platform to remind everybody that Ethan Hawke really is one of the forgotten actors of Hollywood. Hawke commands the screen in every scene he is in. He is well supported by Joanna Kulig who proves she is a talented up and comer, however you can’t help but think that Kirsten Scott Thomas is wasted in her role…in fact it is a shame to such a talented actress given her best for so little in return.
If The Woman In The Fifith had finished fifteen minutes earlier it may have worked, but at the end of the day its weird ending just ruins it for everyone. A disappointing film that is only saved by Ethan Hawke.
Stars(2)

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2)

IMDB Rating:  The Woman in the Fifth (2011) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Woman In The Fifth′: Nil.

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