FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS – Paul Fench interview

by GREG KING Fat Pizza Vs Housos brings to the big screen the characters and ideas from Paul Fenech's two popular television series. To find out more about the film, which Fenech describes as his "bogan Ben Hur", Greg speaks to the man himself. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/egaq4fmbi8oooqr/191108_001.MP3 Continue reading

FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Fenech Stars: Paul Fenech, Maria Venuti, John Boxer, Elle Dawe, Kevin Taumata, Stuart Rawe, Tahir Bilgic, Renzo Bellato, Vanessa Davis, Paul Nakad, Nick Giannopoulos, Angry Anderson, Kyle Sandilands, Andy McPhee, Jabba. Twenty years ago writer/director Paul Fenech won the award at Tropfest short film festival with his Pizza Man. He later successfully transformed that into Pizza, a hugely popular television comedy for SBS, and he turned the concept into the feature film Fat Pizza. He followed that up with Housos, a comedy Continue reading

THE MULE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Angus Sampson & Tony Mahony Stars: Angus Sampson, Hugo Weaving, Ewen Leslie, Leigh Whannell, Noni Hazlehurst, Geoff Morrell, John Noble, Georgina Haig, Chris Pang. The crime genre is one that Australian filmmakers seem to excel at, and The Mule is another superior example of this retro crime drama. It follows on from such great films as Felony and Animal Kingdom, etc, and stamps itself as one of the top local productions of the year. The Mule has been loosely inspired by the true tale of a New Zealand man who tried to Continue reading

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

by GREG KING The 11th Russian Resurrection Film Festival is screening around Australia throughout October and November. It screens in Melbourne at ACMI cinemas from November 13 through until November 23. There are a number of Australian premier screenings. The opening night film is the epic Vasilisa, a love story set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. There are also a number of retrospective screenings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mosfilm Studios, including the Oscar winning Dersu Uzala and the 444 minute WWII epic Liberation. REVIEWS LAST UPDATED Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #105

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘My Old Lady’, ‘The Drop,’ ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ ‘The Mule,’  and ‘Winter Sleep′ . This episode also contains an interviews with John Oritz, Jake Johnson, Nina Dobrev and Rebecca McLean (who tells us everything we need to know a great new film initiative for indigenous Australian which can be found at www.yarnin.net). To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading