THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING – INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD FLANAGAN

by GREG KING "We wanted to make a film unlike any that had been made in Australian cinema before," says Richard Flanagan, novelist, writer and director of The Sound Of One Hand Clapping. Flanagan found that the best way to get his words onto the screen was to make the film himself. "As that Bob Marley song Buffalo Soldier says: 'If you don't know where you're coming from, you don't know who you are.' At some point in our lives everybody must turn around and walk back into the shadows of the past to understand who we are," says Flanagan. For novelist turned tyro Continue reading

BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL 2014

by GREG KING Tasmania’s Breath Of Fresh Air Film Festival recognises that screen-based stories are shared through countless ways, both fiction and non-fiction, from cinema and TV to the Internet and beyond. It's ethos is to screen fresh, innovative screen based stories to "inspire people to make changes personally, locally or globally" At BOFA you will see the world’s best screen-based stories, created by innovative filmmakers and digital artists, each with their own fresh perspective. As usual, BOFA screens a range of feature films btoh from Australia and Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #102

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Hector And The Search For Happiness’, ‘Living Is Easy (With Eyes Closed),’ ‘Whiplash,’ ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’  and ‘Fury′ . This episode also contains an interview with Simon Pegg, J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Jason Bateman, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, David Ayers and Bec Dakin (who has some very exciting news about how all the listeners can be part of new Australian film called the Tasmanian Babes Fiasco). Also don’t forget that it’s not to late to the win Continue reading

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Jean Reno, Barry Atsma, Togo Igawa, Veronica Ferres, Ming Zhao. The title sounds like this should be a fanciful children's story, but this mix of comedy and drama is more adult in its themes. A German and Canadian co-production, Hector And The Search For Happiness is an adaptation of the novel written by French psychiatrist Francois Lelord. It stars Simon Pegg as the eponymous hero, a psychiatrist who has grown disillusioned and Continue reading

FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Alicia von Rittberg, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Jim Parrack, Scott Eastwood, Kevin Vance, Anamarie Marinca. This powerful and intense World War Two drama sees Brad Pitt back killing Nazis, something he did so effectively in Tarantino's bloody and violent Inglorious Basterds. But there is little of the tongue in cheek humour or cinematic references that shape his revisionist take on that war. Rather this is a more straightforward tale of heroism and Continue reading