THE SILENCES – interview with Margot Nash

Margot Nash delves into her family archives for her new "documentary essay" The Silences, a deeply personal film, which screens at the Nova Cinema from April 28th. She joined us on the program to talk about the film which had its premier at MIFF. Margot spoke with Terry Phibbs, our guest host for the night. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe. Timothy Conigrave's memoir Holding The Man, published posthumously in 1994, is one of the touchstones of queer culture here in Australia. Widely regarded as a seminal novel about being gay, love and life in the time of AIDS, the novel was a poignant story about his long time love for John Caleo. The pair first met when they were schoolboys at the prestigious Xavier College in Melbourne in the 1970s and began a relationship that lasted some sixteen years. The story about a pair of star Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Boss,’ ‘Wide Open Sky,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Rams,’ ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’. This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Neel Sethi , Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Lisa Nicol, Mark Coles Smith (Airlock), Paul Ireland (Pawno), Genevieve Kelly (Spanish Film Festival) and Richard Lowenstein/Lynn-Maree Continue reading

WIDE OPEN SKY – interview with director Lisa Nicol

by GREG KING "The only thing I love more than a good documentary is a good music documentary," says Australian filmmaker Lisa Nicol. "I love documentaries, which is probably why I wanted to make them myself. I'm a big fan of D B Pennebaker, Errol Morris, films like Hoop Dreams, the usual suspects," she continues. Nicol studied communications at university and then worked in television, concentrating on making documentaries. Wide Open Sky is her first feature film. Wide Open Sky is an inspiring documentary about Michelle Leonard and her work with the Moorambilla Voices Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Michael Moore Michael Moore's first film in six years is another provocative, acerbic and yet somehow entertaining polemic about the ills of contemporary America. As usual he is front and centre in his film, but here he seems a lot more positive and optimistic than he has been in earlier documentaries. It seems that Moore hasn't changed his approach to his subject matter, his political or social views - or indeed his clothes by the look of it - since his breakthrough film Roger & Me in 1989. Moore is a provocateur whose Continue reading