KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alan Hicks. One of the cinematic highlights of 2014 was the drama Whiplash, about the turbulent relationship between an aspiring jazz drummer and his volatile teacher who pushed his students to breaking point, and sometimes beyond. The marvelous documentary Keep On Keepin' On offers a marked contrast to that film, as it follows the wonderful friendship that develops between two jazz musicians - one a legend nearing the end of an eventful life and the other a jazz prodigy just starting out on his musical career. The beating Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #109

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Turkey Shoot’, ‘Paddington,’ ‘Particle Fever,’ ‘Folies Bergere,’ ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’  and ‘The Green Prince′ . This episode also contains an interviews with Mark Levinson, Jennifer Aniston, Marc Fitoussi, and Nalan Cebeci who chats to us about the Turkish Film Festival. To listen to the Monsterfest interviews that Dave and Adam talked about in the show you can check them all out with these links – Jessica Cameron, Tristan Risk, The Soska Twins, Dane Millerd, Jason Continue reading

THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL – REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Other Film Festival is a biennial festival showcasing new cinema by, with and about people with disability. One in five people experience some sort of disability but we rarely see these kinds of stories or experiences in the cinema. The 6th Other Film Festival screens films about the experience of disability from around the world, with features and short films. There are also a range of talks and discusions from experts. The festival runs from December 3 to December 7, and screenings, somewhat fittingly, take place at the Melbourne Brain Centre in the Continue reading

THE GREEN PRINCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Nadav Schirman. We've recently seen a couple of tense Israeli thrillers about a Palestinian youth forced to spy for Mossad and the dangerous situation he is placed in because of this, namely Omar and Bethlehem. And now we get this documentary from veteran filmmaker Nadav Schirman which tells the real life story that inspired those fictional dramas. And The Green Prince unfolds with all the sweaty palmed tension of a fictional thriller as its two central characters operate in a world of grey and shadows where nothing Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW EPISODE #108

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, Not Good Day’, ‘Charlie’s Farm,’ ‘NOW: In The Wings Of A World Stage,’ ‘Human Capital,’ ‘The Captive,’ ‘Serena,’ ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings,’ ‘The One I Love,’ ‘The Mystery Of Happiness,’  and ‘Love is Now′ . This episode also contains an interviews with Steve Carell, Chris Sun, Ryan Reynolds, Joel Edgerton, Christian Bale, Eamon Farren and blind movie critic Tommy Edison who chats to us about The Other Film Festival. Make sure Continue reading