THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #109

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’, ‘St. Vincent,’ and ‘Annie′. This episode also contains interviews with Bill Murray and Naomi Watts. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

THE WATER DIVINER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Russell Crowe Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kuylenko, Steve Bastoni, Yilmez Erdogan, Ryan Corr, Jai Courtney, Dan Wyllie, Isabel Lucas, Jacqueline McKenzie, Cem Yilmaz, Denis Akdeniz, Damon Herriman, Megan Gale, Michael Dorman, Robert Mammone, James Frazer, Dylan Georgiades, Ben O'Toole. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli we can probably expect a surfeit of projects reexamining this bloody WWI campaign that defined the ANZAC legacy, an enduring legend forged in battle, with its accompanying themes of Continue reading

O’NEILL SYDNEY SURF FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Nick Stevenson

by GREG KING The inaugural O'Neill Surf Festival screens at Manly and Bondi from January 21-Feb 1 2015. A curated program of feature films and short films from Australia and overseas will be screened during the festival. Opening night sees the screening of the documentary Out In The Line Up, a look at the gay subculture of the surfing world and the culture of secrecy, and the Austrian documentary The Old, The Young And The Sea, a look at the surf culture of Europe. To find out more about the program Greg spoke to festival director Nick Continue reading

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alan Hicks. One of the cinematic highlights of 2014 was the drama Whiplash, about the turbulent relationship between an aspiring jazz drummer and his volatile teacher who pushed his students to breaking point, and sometimes beyond. The marvelous documentary Keep On Keepin' On offers a marked contrast to that film, as it follows the wonderful friendship that develops between two jazz musicians - one a legend nearing the end of an eventful life and the other a jazz prodigy just starting out on his musical career. The beating Continue reading

ST VINCENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Jaeden Lieberher, Ann Dowd, Terrence Howard, Nate Cordrry, Ron McLarty, Dario Barosso, Scott Adsit. St Vincent is a slightly predictable, surprisingly upbeat, and genuinely feel good comedy/drama and coming of age tale about an unlikely friendship. And it is, arguably, one of the better films of Bill Murray's career. It is also good to see him return to his comedic roots for a chance. Vincent McKenna (played by Murray) is a former Vietnam vet who Continue reading