PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland. As a filmmaker, Lisa Immordino Vreeland seems drawn towards telling the story of eccentric but creative women. This revealing and thoroughly researched documentary follows the deeply personal Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, which documented the life of her grandmother, the famed fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar, and offers up a detailed portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, who died in 1979. Not many people probably know much about Peggy Guggenheim, heiress to a family fortune, black sheep of her Continue reading

ACMI SUMMER FILMS – interview with curator Kristy Matheson

by GREG KING Over the summer months, ACMI are having a special series of screenings of handpicked films, documentaries that explore the spectrum of art, music and sport. Greg spoke to ACMI programmer Kristy Matheson to find out more about what's on offer. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/khr60hwvt9w2o93/201122_002.MP3 Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #156

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The End Of The Tour,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘In The Heart Of The Sea,’ ‘He Named Me Malala,’ ‘The Night Before,’ and ‘Truth’. This episode also contains interviews with Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Tom Taylor (The Deep), Lisa West (Moonlight Cinema), Michael McIntyre (IndieVillage Doco Film Festival), Amie Batalibasi (Blackbird), Gus Berger (QV Open Air Cinema) and Michael Continue reading

INDIEVILLAGE DOCO FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Michael McIntyre

by GREG KING The inaugural Indievillage Doco Film Festival screens at Melbourne's Lido and Cameo Cinemas from December 4 through to December 6. The opening night film is Frame By Frame. Greg spoke to festival co-ordinator Michael McIntyre to find out more. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/i27w7gwcxixeb36/201111_001.MP3   Continue reading

HE NAMED ME MALALA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Davis Guggenheim. From veteran documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim comes this detailed look at Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who, in October 2012, was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to suggest that girls should be able to go to school and learn. When they came to power in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the extremist Taliban used a strict interpretation of Islam to ban girls from attending school. The repressive regime even blew up many local schools. Malala survived her injuries and became an outspoken Continue reading