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

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

ALL THIS MAYHEM – interview with director Eddie Martin

by GREG KING All This Mayhem is a new and revealing documentary that looks at the rise and fall of skateboarding champions Tas and Baz Pappas, who ruled the sport in the 90s before they became involved in drugs. Tas spent time in jail while Baz was killed. Drawing upon archival footage and candid interviews, Martin has put together a fascinating documentary about another sporting hero brought undone. For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg King spoke to Eddie Martin about some of the challenges in putting together this documentary. To listen to the interiew click on Continue reading

ONCE MY MOTHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Sophia Turkiewicz. 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. When she was only seven, Sophia's mother left her at a convent/orphanage in Adelaide for a couple of years. For a long time Sophia was confused by this decision by her mother, which she saw as some sort of betrayal. 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 Continue reading