FRACKMAN – interview with director Richard Todd

by GREG KING Frackman is a documentary that follows the David versus Goliath like efforts of farmer Dayne Pratsky in dealing with big power giants who want to use his land for coal seam gas mining. Director Richard Todd spend four years documenting Dayne's efforts to bring the issue of coal seam gas and fracking to the attention of the public. Greg spoke to Richard about the challenges of making this documentary. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/vfhcdx5dj0a85vn/200328_002.MP3 Continue reading

THE CRATER – interview with David Bradbury

by GREG KING The Crater is the latest film from veteran documentary filmmaker David Bradbury, who is well known for his films exploring political and social causes. Brian Cleaver, a National Serviceman conscript whose number came out of the lottery barrel was sent to Vietnam to serve his country. His experiences there would change the course of his entire life. Through the vehicle of Brian's continuing quest to lay the ghosts of his past - and atone for some of the horrors of combat – The Crater is a remarkable portrait of war and its long term consequences. The Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #124

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Dior & I,’ ‘Samba,’ ‘A Little Chaos,’ ‘Furious 7 (Fast & Furious 7),’ ‘The Duff,’ ‘Journey To Space (3D),’ ‘'Mommy', The Salt Of The Earth,’ ‘Black Sea’  and ‘x+y′ . This episode also contains interviews with Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel and Jude Law. Also make sure you listen in for your chance to win passes to see a special screening of ‘It Follows’ at Cinema Nova in Melbourne. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Continue reading

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. They say one picture is worth a thousand words, and that seems especially true when the pictures come from the lens of Brazilian born photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Initially Salgado studied economics at the behest of his father, but while living in Paris in the 60s he discovered a passion for photography. This passion became his life's work, and for the next four decades or so Salgado travelled around the world, visiting some of its trouble spots and war zones. He captured some Continue reading

DIOR AND I

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Frederic Tcheng. With a few notable exceptions, most documentaries about the world of fashion and leading figures in the fashion industry are fairly dull affairs and of limited interest to a general audience. And so it is with this latest documentary Dior And I. We have had documentaries that have looked beneath the public persona of famous fashion identities like Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of fashion Bible Vogue, and designers like Valentino and Karl Lagerfield, etc. But whereas they are largely recogniseable names, Continue reading