Tag Archives: Samuel L Jackson

Sydney Film Festival Review: I Am Not Your Negro (USA/France, 2016) is a powerful and evocative look at the Civil Rights Movement

America has long been a country divided, afflicted by the separation between white and black men and it still continues to this day. I Am Not Your Negro is a unique documentary that is an analysis of the civil rights movements of the 50’s and 60’s right through to the current Black Lives Matter movement. But also an insight into the very personal dealings of African American essayist, playwright and social critic James Baldwin with his friends and civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. ... Continue Reading

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island (USA, 2017) proves that the simplest pleasures can be the most spectacular

Monster movies were my jam back when I was a kid. Just seeing two colossal creatures beating each other with whatever environment they are in at their disposal was such an incredible delight. With fantastic examples like the various Godzilla films, King Kong films, Mighty Peking Man, The Host (2006) and War of the Gargantuas, it just goes to show that sometimes, the simplest pleasures can be the best.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan (M15+) (USA, 2016)

Tarzan is a character that I have enjoyed over the years. I’m far from a fanatic, but I did like the concept of a man living in the jungle, residing with its inhabitants to become one of them, as well as its fish-out-of-water plot. I grew up watching Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes with the Highlander himself, Christopher Lambert as the ape-man and I enjoyed the Disney adaptation of the story as well. So when I heard about another adaptation of Tarzan, I was cautiously optimistic.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: The Hateful Eight (R18+) (USA, 2015)

The Hateful Eight is (fittingly) iconic auteur Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, which this week opened in Australian cinemas for a limited 70mm Ultra Panavision release – the first film to do so since 1966’s Khartoum and the first Western since The Hallelujah Trail (1965). For cinephiles around the world, the day couldn’t have come soon enough, but is the ambitious film – which almost never saw the light of day – worthy of the format in which it’s projected?... Continue Reading

MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of The Year’ with Star Wars: The Force Awakens getting the most nominations for a franchise.... Continue Reading

Kurt Russell & Samuel L Jackson talk about their love of Quentin Tarantino & the legacy of The Hateful Eight

In the third and final part of our interview series, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson to talk about what makes Quentin Tarantino a great filmmaker – both from the perspective as actors and film goers. We also find out where they think The Hateful Eight will rank among Quentin’s all time films…... Continue Reading

Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell reveal what they had to learn for The Hateful Eight and talk Australian Audiences

In the first part of our interview series with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down to talk about what they had to learn before filming The Hateful Eight, and what it was like watching the film the night before with an Australian Audience. Were we any different from the rest of the world? Did we laugh at different moments? Apparently we’re more polite! Watch the clip here and find out what they had to say:... Continue Reading

Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell to join Tarantino for Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight in 70mm

It’s been announced today that on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell will join previously announced guest Quentin Tarantino on the red carpet at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney for the Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight.... Continue Reading