RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2011

by GREG KING “We try and showcase new and old cinema together,” says Nicholas Maksymow, the director of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival.  On the eve of the eighth Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Maksymow spoke about the state of the Russian film industry and what we can expect from this year’s festival. “The Russian film industry is actually in quite a good state,” Maksymow acknowledges. “The Russian film industry was predicting a bad period after the last global financial crisis at the end of 2009. However, I don’t think it really Continue reading

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD – interview with Morgan Spurlock

by GREG KING “I can’t think of doing anything else. I just love making movies and I love that I get to do it,” confesses rabble-rousing documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who was recently in Melbourne to promote his latest film The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Spurlock is undoubtedly a provocateur, and is best known for his documentary Super-Size Me, in which he existed on a diet of McDonalds. But he is also an engaging, informative, subversive and entertaining filmmaker, and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is one of the funniest documentaries you will Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Melbourne International Film Festival runs from July 21 until August 7, and screens at Greater Union, Kino, ACMI and Forum cinemas. With 329 films screening (115 shorts and 214 features), a plethora of special events and a program dedicated to looking back over the 60 year history of the Melbourne International Film Festival, MIFF 2011 will be a fantastic celebration of film and film culture. The 2011 Festival Opening Night features the Australian Premiere of The Fairy. All reviews by GREG KING Life In A Continue reading