David Michôd

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] **EDITOR’S NOTE: This review was delayed due to our resident historian, Warren Cantrell, requiring oxygen and a steady application of sedatives following his screening of the picture.** A historical epic with little regard for history, The King is nonetheless an engaging medieval yarn stocked with beautiful people and quirky haircuts. […]


It may be set in some kind of vague dystopian near-future, but The Rover isn’t a sci-fi story at all. The dusty Australian backdrop, the heightened mood of constant danger, and Guy Pearce’s mysterious loner character give the deceptively simple film away as a spaghetti western.