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Dirty Wars

Summary: Jeremy Scahill is the National Security Correspondent for The Nation but is better known as author of the award-winning Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. In this latest piece of searing investigative journalism, he turns to exposing America’s officially sanctioned black-ops assassination squad.

What he uncovers is “game-changing, mind-blowing” stuff, as the Huffington Post put it, in which the key player is the Joint Special Operations Command, one of the most shadowy elite forces on the planet. As the team responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden, they’ve already achieved notoriety but Scahill opens up the full scale of their covert operations. He reveals that they report only to the White House, which empowers them to “find, fix and finish” their targets (often without due process), and that their kill list includes US citizens. Persuasively researched and engagingly presented, Dirty Wars is an explosive film as arresting as any Hollywood feature.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: CTC

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen

Director: Rick Rowley

Screenwriter: David Riker, Jeremy Scahill

Cast: Nil

Runtime: 87 mins

Classification:CTC

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

Greg King: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Dirty Wars’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

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

IMDB Rating:  Dirty Wars (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Dirty Wars′: Nil.

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Yes the Melbourne International Film Festival is back for another year, and if you want to keep up to date with each film that is screening then make sure you check here to see what the boys from ‘The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show” think of all the films that they are following.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILMS REVIEWED:

Bends

The Best Offer

Dirty Wars

Fruitvale Station

Mystery Road

Patrick

The Rocket

Tokyo Family

Valentine Road

Tokyo Family

Summary: Elderly Shukichi and Tomiko swap their remote island home for Tokyo to spend some time with their three grown-up and very different children. Overcome with the stresses of the city, the kids absently shuffle their parents from one to the other, but when Tomiko has a stroke, everything they thought they valued is thrown into devastating relief.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: CTC

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Japan

Director: Yoji Yamada

Screenwriter: Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu

Cast: Yu Aoi (Noriko), Isao Hashizume (Skukichi), Satoshi Tsumabuki (Masatsuga), Kazuko Yoshiyuki (Tomiko)

Runtime: 146 mins

Classification:CTC

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

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Tokyo Family’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  Tokyo Family (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Tokyo Family′: Nil.

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Patrick

Summary: Patrick, a young coma patient, has been lying in a hospital bed for years, unable to communicate with anyone. When a beautiful nurse catches his eye, Patrick’s latent psychic powers begin to emerge, and soon threaten the lives of everyone in the hospital.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: CTC

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Mark Hartley

Screenwriter: Justin King

Cast: Simone Buchanan (Patrick’s Mother), Martin Crewes (Brian Wright), Charles Dance (Doctor Roget), Jackson Gallagher (Patrick), Damon Gameau (Ed Penhaligon), Rachel Griffiths (Matron Cassidy), Rod Mullinar (Morris), Peta Sergeant (Nurse Williams), Eliza Taylor (Nurse Panicale), Sharni Vinson (Kathy Jacquard)

Runtime: 96 mins

Classification:CTC

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

Greg King: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Patrick’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  Awaiting 5 votes.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Patrick′: Nil.

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Valentine Road

Summary: In the timely Valentine Road, first-time filmmaker Marta Cunningham unpicks the story of a modern-day tragedy. Winning the trust of a town in mourning, Cunningham weaves a clear-eyed, challenging and impassioned portrait of middle American collapse and the often tragic consequences of everyday intolerance.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: TBA

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Marta Cunningham

Screenwriter: Marta Cunningham

Cast: Nil.

Runtime: 89 mins

Classification:CTC

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

Greg King: Stars(3.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Valentine Road’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3.5)

IMDB Rating:  Valentine Road (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Valentine Road′: Nil.

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Mystery Road2

Summary: Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns to the remote outback town in which he grew up to solve the murder of an Indigenous teen, found in a drain under a highway. After years away in the city, Swan feels alienated from the police force, his community and his own daughter, but when he discovers there’s a serial killer at large they’ll all have to work together.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 15th August, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Ivan Sen

Screenwriter: Ivan Sen

Cast: Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Siobhan Binge, Zoe Carides, Lillian Crombie, David Field (Mr. Bailey), Ryan Kwanton, Robert Mammone, Aaron Pederson (Jay Swan), Daniel Roberts, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling (Wayne), , Tasma Walton (Mary Swan), Hugo Weaving, Samara Weaving, Tricia Whitton

Runtime: 121 mins

Classification:M

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

David Griffiths:Stars(3) 

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

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Mystery Road’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(3)

IMDB Rating:  Mystery Road (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Mystery Road′: Nil.

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The Good The Bad The Ugly

During The Good The Bad The Ugly Episode 42 the boys took a look at the Best Ever Biopics – let’s take a look at their selections.

NICK GARDENER’S LIST

Frost Nixon

  • Sid And Nancy (1986)
  • La Bamba (1987)
  • Last Days (2005)
  • Chopper (2000)
  • Blue Murder (2001)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • The Cat’s Meow (2001)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • Ghandi (1982)
  • Downfall (2004)
  • All The President’s Men (1976)
  • Dick (1999)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • Phar Lap (1983)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Dreamchild (1985)
  • Private Parts (1997)
  • The King (2007)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
  • Houdini (1953)

 

DAVID GRIFFITHS’ LIST

The Social Network

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) – just kidding we know it wasn’t real
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • The Runaways (2010)
  • Control (2007)
  • Valkyrie (2008)
  • The Hurricane (1999)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • The Special Relationship (2010)
  • The People vs Larry Flynt (1996)
  • Man On The Moon (1999)
  • I’m Not There (2007)
  • Gorillas In The Mist (1988)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • Milk (2008)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • My Week With Marilyn (2011)
  • The King’s Speech (2010)
  • Lawless (2012)
  • Underbelly (2008)
  • The Damn United (2009)
  • Nowhere Boy (2009)

 

GREG KING’S LIST

Mad Dog Morgan

  • Ghandi (1982)
  • Raging Bull (1980)
  • The Hurricane (1999)
  • Ali (2001)
  • The Greatest (1977)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Cinderella Man (2005)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Man On The Moon (1999)
  • Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)
  • Elizabeth (1998)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Lady Jane (1986)
  • Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969)
  • Ray (2004)
  • Bird (1988)
  • Surviving Picasso (1996)
  • Pollock (2000)
  • Basquiet (1996)
  • Nixon (1995)
  • W. (2008)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • Finding Neverland (2004)
  • Milk (2008)
  • Born On The Fourth July (1989)
  • Squizzy Taylor (1982)
  • Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
  • Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  • Patton (1970)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
  • Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
  • Dillinger (1973)
  • Public Enemies (2009)
  • Someone Up There Likes Me (1956)
  • Elvis (1979)