NIGHT WILL FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Andre Singer. What a powerful, moving but grim film to start the day with! When the allied troops liberated the concentration camps in 1945 Allied soldiers, who had been specially trained as cameramen, filmed the stark conditions as a record of the atrocities committed by the Nazis. They captured some horrific and deeply disturbing images of malnourished and emaciated bodies, mass graves, the sick and elderly who had almost given up hope, and survivors who were too listless and weak to move. And the soldiers talked about 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

FOLIES BERGERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Fitoussi Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist, Pio Marmai, Lakshantha Abenayake, Marina Fois, Anais Demoustier, Clement Metayer, Jean-Charles Clichet. French actress Isabelle Huppert can usually be relied upon to elevate any film in which she appears, and she is one of the best things about this moderately entertaining French romantic drama from director Marc Fitoussi. Largely due to her work with Michael Haneke in bleak films like The Piano Teacher and Amour Huppert has gained a rather cold screen Continue reading

HUMAN CAPITAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paolo Virzi Stars: Fabrizio Gifuni, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Golina, Guglielmo Pinelli, Giovanni Anzaldo. Human capital is the term used to describe the way in which insurance companies calculate the amount to reimburse the victim's family following injury or death. In other words, it is a complex formula that puts a monetary value on a human life. Set in Italy's affluent north, this dark and potent drama explores themes of class, power, wealth, greed, secrets and lies. The film is actually Continue reading

TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – interview with Nalan Cebeci

by GREG KING The 4th Turkish Film Festival kicks off in Melbourne at ACMI cinemas from December 18. This year the festival is celebrating 100 years of Turkish cinema as well. There are six feature films screening, including a restored print of the classic The Bride, and lots of special guests who will be participating in Q&As. REVIEWS. WINTER SLEEP. The latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the bleak Winter Sleep, which seems sure to similarly divide audiences. It comes with the cachet of having won the prestigious Palme D’Or at Cannes this year, but it Continue reading