DOWN UNDER (MIFF 2016) – interview with Abe Forsythe

by GREG KING Down Under is a black comedy set in the aftermath of the Cronulla Riots, and it looks at some themes that are quite topical given recent events in Australia. This is writer/director Abe Forsythe's first feature film since 2003's Ned. Greg spoke to Abe to find out more about the film. Down Under screens as MIFF's Centrepiece Gala on Saturday August 6 at the Comedy Theatre. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/tp4r0fm5e17hjfk/210712_004.MP3 Continue reading

ON RICHARD’S SIDE (MIFF 2016) – interview with Andrew Wiseman

by GREG KING On Richard's Side is the third film in Andrew Wiseman's moving trilogy following the challenges facing Richard Croft, who was born with a severe intellectual disability. His father has recently died and now his mother Deidre is trying to find long term accommodation for him. The film gives us some insights into what it means to live with a disability. Greg spoke to Andrew about the film and his experiences of filming Richard over a thirty year period. On Richard's Side screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sun July 31 at 4pm @Kino, Tues Aug 2 Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED JULY 28, 2016 THE Continue reading

DEMOLITION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Smith, Heather Lind. Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a hot shot financier whose wife is killed in a car crash. He goes into denial and his life goes into melt down and he begins to alienate everyone around him. Including his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper), who also happens to be his boss. A minor incident involving a vending machine in the hospital though is the real catalyst for his frustration. He writes complaint letters to the company, which attract Continue reading

THE DEVIL’S CANDY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Sean Byrne

by GREG KING The Devil's Candy is the sophomore film from Australian director Sean Byrne, who gave us The Loved Ones. Starring Ethan Embry and Pruitt Taylor Vince, this tale of murder, madness and heavy metal music is a variation on the home invasion thriller. Byrne himself describes it as "the Amityville Horror meets Metallica." As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Sean about the film. The Devil's Candy screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Wed Aug 10 at 9m @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and on Fri Aug 12 at 11.30pm @ ACMI. Sean will be in Continue reading