Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven Stars: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Dogslu, Elit Iscan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Nihal G Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan. This powerful, bittersweet coming of age drama from Turkey has been winning awards and wowing audiences at film festivals around the world, and was Turkey's official entry for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Five orphan girls (Nur, Selma, Ece, Sunay and Lale) live with their conservative grandmother (Nihal G Koldas) and their strict Uncle Erol (Ayberk Pekcan, from Winter Sleep, etc) in Continue reading

TRENCH – interview with Paul Anthony Nelson and Perri Cummings

by GREG KING Trench is a "girl powered mystery" shot like a 40s film noir. Writer/director Paul Anthony Nelson has finished shooting the film, but needs extra funding to finish off the final edit and post production work. He has started a crowd funding campaign to raise these funds. Greg spoke to Paul and his co-producer and co-writer Perri Cummings about the film and their plans for Trench.…/zb8u7uy884r8gf1/210610_001.MP3 Continue reading

SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – interview with Nordic cinema expert Emma Vestrheim

by GREG KING The Scandinavian Film Festival kicks off at Palace cinemas around Australia from July 5. To learn a little more about Nordic cinema, Greg spoke to cinema expert Emma Vestrheim all the way from Norway.…/in5xlwhro7ud3lk/210610_002.MP3 Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franke Potente, Madison Wolfe, Benjamin Haigh, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Bab Adrian. Having established himself as one of the top directors of horror films working in Hollywood at the moment, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, etc) continues to mine the exploits of real life paranormal ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren in this sequel to the 2013 box office hit The Conjuring. The Warrens made their reputation after Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NEXT GEN PROGRAM – interview with programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING Melbourne International Film Festival launches its 2016 program on July 5th. But we get an early sneak peak at the Next Gen screenings from MIFF programmer Thomas Caldwell. The Next Gen strand is always one of the strongest in the MIFF program.…/7wb44tmy411p354/210606_006.MP3 Continue reading