LIES AND SECRETS – interview with James Hewison from ACMI

by GREG KING From October 13, ACMI are screening four documentaries under the umbrella of Lies And Secrets. This curated selection of films lay bare the truth about warfare and conflict in the 21st century, and reveal how wars are not not fought so much by soldiers on the ground but at a distance using technology and cyberspace. From October 20, ACMI is screening Alex Gibney's latest probing documentary Zero Days. Greg spoke to James Hewison, ACMI's head of film programming, to find out more about this special Continue reading

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Ron Howard. In the 1960s The Beatles were the biggest band in the world, topping the charts and causing scenes of pandemonium and hysteria wherever they appeared. But their success changed both the music scene and the world forever. Beatlemania swept the world in an era before social media, and everywhere that the band went they were mobbed by thousands of hysterical, weeping fans, the sort of frenzied adulation that the likes of Justin Bieber, One Direction and many of today's teen idols can only dream of. In this Continue reading

ZEN AND THE ART OF DYING – interview with Zenith Virago

by GREG KING Zen And The Art Of Dying is a new documentary that follows Zenith Virago, a Byron Bay wedding celebrant who is also involved with the Natural Death Care Centre, where she trains and advises people. She has worked as a Deathwalker since 1995, and engages the community with death and dying, an issue fraught with emotions and fears. Director and filmmaker Broderick Fox spent five weeks in Byron Bay filming Zenith and a close knit community for the documentary. Greg spoke to Zenith to find out more about the film, which has been travelling well on the Continue reading

ZEN AND THE ART OF DYING – interview with Broderick Fox

by GREG KING Zen And The Art Of Dying is a new documentary that follows Zenith Virago, a Byron Bay wedding celebrant who is also involved with the Natural Death Care Centre, where she trains and advises people. She has worked as a Deathwalker since 1995, and engages the community with death and dying, an issue fraught with emotions and fears. Director and filmmaker Broderick Fox spent five weeks in Byron Bay filming Zenith and a close knit community for the documentary. Greg spoke to Broderick in LA to find out more about the film, which has been travelling well on Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #192

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘A Beautiful Planet,’ ‘Captain Fantastic,’ ‘Sully,’ ‘The Secret Life Of Pets,’ and ‘Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie’. This episode also contains interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Clint Eastwood, Benjamin Bratt, Lake Bell, astronaut Marsha Ivins about the IMAX documentary A Beautiful Planet, Elyssa Zeccola (Lavazza Italian Film Festival), Cerise Howard (Czech & Slovak Film Festival), Richard Moore (AICE Israeli Film Festival) and Bryan Continue reading