THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #140

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story,’ ‘Far From Men,’ ‘13 Minutes,‘ ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ and ‘Coming Home.’ This episode also contains interviews with Tom Cruise, Tracey Birdsall (Who’s Jenna Jameson/Robot Fighter) and Grant Scicluna (Downriver). Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a double pass to see new Australian film Last Cab To Darwin thanks to our good friends at Icon. Two lucky listeners will also win a limited Continue reading

ARAB FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – interview with Fadia Aboud

by GREG KING The 12th annual Arab Film Festival screens a melting pot of films from around the Arab world, with films from Lebanon, Palestine to the Arabian desert. The opening night film is Ghadi. Four short films will also screen as part of the festival. The Festival will screen in Sydney from August 13 - August 16; in Melbourne from August 21 - August 23 at the Cinema Nova; and in Canberra from August 28 - August 30. SPEED SISTERS. It's rare to see women in the testosterone fueled world of racing cars, and even rarer to find females in the world of car racing in the Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – REVIEWS

Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events. MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. Since its inception, MIFF has also been committed to local film: it is Australia's largest showcase of new Continue reading

I AM BIG BIRD: THE CARROLL SPINNEY STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: David LaMattina and Chad N Walker. Big Bird is one of the most well known and popular characters on television, having been a fixture on Sesame Street for four decades. But despite a list of accolades that include a swag of Emmy and Grammy awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, little is known about Carroll Spinney, the man who has played the character for over forty years. Through a wealth archival footage, candid interviews with friends, family and colleagues such as Frank Oz, and Spinney himself, this warm and Continue reading

FREEDOM STORIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Steve Thomas. Documentary filmmaker Steve Thomas has been interested in exploring the plight of refugees who have spent time in mandatory detention after arriving on Australia's shores by boat from war torn countries like Afghanistan or Iraq. His previous films include Hope, which followed Iraqi refugee Amal Basry, a survivor of the SIEV X disaster in which some 350 refugees drowned, and 2001's Welcome To Woomera, a look at the notorious detention centre in a remote and harsh location. It was there that he met a number of Continue reading