CHARLIE’S COUNTRY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rolf De Heer Stars: David Gulpilil, Luke Ford, Peter Djigirr, Gary Sweet, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, Gary Waddell. Charlie's Country is Rolf De Heer's 14th feature film, and the third film in his unofficial trilogy exploring aboriginal issues - Ten Canoes dealt with the past and ancient traditional aboriginal ways and their dreamtime; The Tracker dealt with the cruel treatment of aboriginals in the 19th century by the white settlers; and this film is a confronting look at contemporary problems facing Australia's indigenous Continue reading

ALL THIS MAYHEM

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Eddie Martin. Most skateboarding documentaries are pretty dull and of limited interest, mainly aimed at fans of the sport who will get off on the extreme action and stunts. There have been a few exceptions though where they have occasionally had broader appeal - films like Stacy Peralta's 2001 documentary Dogtown And Z-boys, which looked at the evolution of the skating culture in California in the 70s with the Zephyr skate team, and Lords Of Dogtown, Catherine Hardwicke's dramatised version of the same story starring Heath Continue reading

Possible Worlds U.S. & Canadian Film Festival

by GREG KING For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg spoke to Mathieu Ravier to find our more about the Possible Worlds Film Festival. To hear the interview, click on the link below: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6hei97vsoq7jhgz/190627_001.MP3   From the world premiere of a documentary about the Air Sex World Championships (yes, this is a real thing); to the real "Argo" - the truth behind the covert rescue of six diplomats during the 1979 Iranian Hostage crisis; to an 84 year old’s attempt to get the sale of plastic bottled water banned in her town, the Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #87

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave,  Nick and Greg take a look at new release films ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘All This Mayhem’ and ‘The Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’. This episode also contains interviews with Fred Schepisi, Jay Dub and Genevieve Kelly. Greg also takes an in-depth look at the Scandinavian Film Festival. Also listen for your chance to win a copy of Nymphomaniac Vol 1 + 2 on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

ONCE MY MOTHER – sophia Turkiewicz interview

by GREG KING Sophia Turkiewicz is an Australian filmmaker (Silver City, and lots of television work, etc) who has long been conflicted over her feelings regarding her mother Helen. But it was in her mother's twilight years, as Helen was slipping into dementia and was put into a nursing home, that she came to know her better. Sophia also draws upon extensive archival material and actual footage of the camps to give audiences some understanding of the historical context of her mother's journey. There are also lots of family photographs and moving interviews with her mother Continue reading