My Fellow Americans
M. 1996. Politically opposite ex US presidents James Garner and Jack Lemmon are targeted for assassination by the CIA and have to hoof it across America in a variety of transports. Great potential for comedy plays for easy laughs as Grumpy Old Presidents meet Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Lemmon and Garner are a delight together.
Streets of Blood,
MA15+. 2009. Starring Val Kilmer, 50 Cent and Sharon Stone. A police officer’s partner dies during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld. Strictly B-grade crime drama despite its A-list celebrity cast.
The Father Of My Children
SBS2, 9.30pm ½ M. 2009. Making movies can be a brutal business as is shown in this perceptive French drama, fashioned on the life of French producer Humbert Balsan. A loved and loving father, Balsan’s life slowly spins out of control as he tries to finance his latest production, with scenes of family bliss intercut with those of desperate phone calls and meetings. Compelling viewing. Chiara Caselli, Louis-do de Lencquesaing.