CHASING ASYLUM – Eva Orner interview

by GREG KING Chasing Asylum is an eye opening and quite inflammatory documentary exploring Australia's policy on refugees and asylum seekers, its mandatory detention centres and the complex problem of refugees. Greg spoke to director Eva Orner about the making of this controversial documentary. http://www.mediafire.com/download/ve5p0lbov8qva7e/210506_001.MP3 Continue reading

HIGHLY STRUNG

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Scott Hicks. "A quartet is a private thing," says Stephen King, a member of the renowned Australian String Quartet. But in this documentary from director Scott Hicks (best known for his dramas like the AFI and Oscar winning Shine and Snow Falling On Cedars, and the bland Nicholas Sparks romance The Lucky One, etc) it is no longer private. The quartet is laid bare here in a film that will mainly appeal to loves of fine classical music. Hicks began the documentary intending to look at the latest incarnation of the acclaimed Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #177

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Highly Strung,’ ‘The Boy,’ ‘First Monday In May,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and ‘The Meddler’. This episode also contains interviews with Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Bryan Singer, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ray Boseley (Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em), Daniel Armstrong (Sheborg Massacre) and Daisy Masterman (Sheborg Massacre). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

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. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/l5b7olmqn5g7np7/Margot_Nash_on__Dusk.mp3 Continue reading

REMEMBERING THE MAN

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