WHEN THE QUEEN CAME TO TOWN – interview with director Maurice Murphy

by GREG KING   When The Queen Came To Town is a documentary that commemorates the 1954 visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II. It was the first visit to our shores by a reigning monarch, and the archival footage here captures that sense of excitement that gripped the nation. To find out more about the documentary and the rare footage, Greg spoke to the director Maurice Murphy. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/xfq6tw6qsuhxw2b/191107_001.MP3   Continue reading

WHEN THE QUEEN CAME TO TOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary: Director: Maurice Murphy. This fascinating documentary celebrates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Australian tour in 1954. The whole country was abuzz with excitement as the newly crowned monarch came down under for an extensive tour of Australia, the first reigning British monarch ever to set foot on our shores. School groups rehearsed elaborately choreographed dances, military units practiced their marching drills, and even the chauffeurs were put through their paces. With the help of the conservation team of the Continue reading

THE GREEN PRINCE – interview with director Nadav Schirman

by GREG KING The Green Prince is a fascinating documentary about a young Palestinian, the son of one of the leaders of Hammas, who became a spy for the Israeli security forces. The film, which unfolds like a thriller, tells of the unlikely friendship that developed between spy and spy master. The film won the audience prize at Sundance earlier this year, and it has also screened here in Australia as part of the Jewish International Film Festival. The Green Prince hits cinemas on December 4. To learn more about this remarkable true story, Greg spoke to the director Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #104

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Rise’, ‘Two Days One Night,’ ‘Finding Vivian Maier,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Love, Rosie’  and ‘My Mistress′ . This episode also contains an interviews with Mack Lindon, Jose Maturana (who told us some exciting news about the Valhalla Social Cinema) and Paul Payten (who tells us everything we need to know about the Sci-Fi Film Festival coming to Sydney this month). To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. Portrait of the artist as a young woman? Part biography and part compelling mystery Finding Vivian Maier is another fascinating documentary exploring the creative processes of an artist. Although in this case, the artist is one who was not well known until a treasure trove of her work was discovered almost by accident. It makes for a fascinating story of fame and obsession. An eccentric and lonely spinster, Vivian Maier was a self taught photographer who hadn't formally studied art. Continue reading