BAD GIRL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Fin Edquist

by GREG KING Bad Girl is a psychological drama about the toxic relationship between two adolescent girls. It is the feature directorial debut for Fin Edquist, who has written for tv shows like McLeod's Daughters and Home And Away, etc, as well as directing commercials and music videos. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Fin about the ten year struggle to get his film to the screen. Bad Girl screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Thurs Aug 11 at 9pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and Sat Aug 13 at 4.15 @ the Kino. Edquist will be in attendance at Continue reading

THE FAMILY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Rosie Jones

by GREG KING The Family explores the history of the strange abusive sect established by former yoga teacher Anna Hamilton-Byrne in Ferny Creek in the 1960s, and which flourished at a property in picturesque Lake Eildon in the late 1960s. In this comprehensive documentary director Rosie Jones gives us some chilling insights into the sect. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Rosie about the challenges of putting together this documentary. The Family screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sat July 30 at 4 pm @ The Forum, Wed Aug 3 at 6.30pm Continue reading

EMBRACE – interview with Taryn Brumfitt

by GREG KING Embrace is a new Australian documentary that looks at the issue of body image. It is the debut film for former photographer Taryn Brumfitt, who has spent two years working on the film. Greg caught up with Taryn to learn about some of the challenges in putting the film together. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/xa2unjko6o5wcg7/210706_001.MP3 Continue reading

LIGHTS OUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David F Sandberg Stars: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Andi Osho, Maria Russell. The best horror films have featured nasty boogeymen that haunt our dreams. In the 80s we had the likes of Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger and Jason Vorhees. More recently we've had the apparitions of The Babadook and It Follows to creep us out. Now director David F Sandberg gives us a chilling creation that plays on our innate fear of the dark and of creatures lurking in the dark with Continue reading

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Kent Jones. In 1962 French filmmaker and auteur Francois Truffaut flew to Hollywood and sat down with legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense", for a series of extensive interviews. A former film critic for the influential French journal Cahiers du Cinema, Truffaut had just begun to make his mark as a director himself with his breakout films The 400 Blows and Jules Et Jim. Truffaut and other major French filmmakers respected Hitchcock and his body of work and regarded him as a true cinematic artist. Continue reading