MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – reviews week 2

ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 16, 2015 check back daily during the festival for updates LISTEN TO ME MARLON. Film buffs will certainly appreciate this revealing and fascinating documentary in which we learn about the reclusive Hollywood star Marlon Brando, who died in 2004. In the 50s, the young Brando blazed a trail across the Broadway stages in plays like A Streetcar Named Desire, before embarking on a film career. He had charisma and a dynamic screen presence that earned him two Oscars. But he also squandered his talents in a number of Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – REVIEWS

by GREG KING Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events. MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. Since its inception, MIFF has also been committed to local film: it is Australia's largest Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #140

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story,’ ‘Far From Men,’ ‘13 Minutes,‘ ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ and ‘Coming Home.’ This episode also contains interviews with Tom Cruise, Tracey Birdsall (Who’s Jenna Jameson/Robot Fighter) and Grant Scicluna (Downriver). Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a double pass to see new Australian film Last Cab To Darwin thanks to our good friends at Icon. Two lucky listeners will also win a limited Continue reading

I AM BIG BIRD: THE CARROLL SPINNEY STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: David LaMattina and Chad N Walker. Big Bird is one of the most well known and popular characters on television, having been a fixture on Sesame Street for four decades. But despite a list of accolades that include a swag of Emmy and Grammy awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, little is known about Carroll Spinney, the man who has played the character for over forty years. Through a wealth archival footage, candid interviews with friends, family and colleagues such as Frank Oz, and Spinney himself, this warm and Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #135

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Far From A Madding Crowd,’ ‘Zero Motivation’ ‘Minions,’ ‘Love & Mercy,’ ‘Eden,’ and ‘Ted 2′ . This episode also contains interviews with Carey Mulligan, Sandra Bullock, Seth MacFarlane, Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede III), Suumer Harris (Rites Of Passage) and Daniel De Fillippo (Rites Of Passage). Plus we launch a great new competition this week. Thanks to eOne Entertainment we have some limited edition posters from Dolph Lundgren’s new film Skin Continue reading