ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – reviews

by GREG KING Last updated September 28. SCAMPIA'S GOLD. Originally made for Italian television, this has to be one of the grimmest feel good movies in the festival. This inspiring and enjoyably crowd pleasing underdog story was based on the actual triumph of an Italian teenager from Scampia, who won a gold medal in judo at the Sydney Olympics. Scampia is one of the most degraded and impoverished areas in Naples, where the crime gang the Camorra reign supreme in the overcrowded high rise ghettoes. There local kids are either forced into prostitution or drug pushing or Continue reading

SIDDHARTH – interview with director Richie Mehta

by GREG KING Siddharth is a powerful drama from Indian filmmaker Richie Mehta about a father's desperate search for his missing son, set against the backdrop of India's teeming streets. To find out more about this intriguing drama, Greg King spoke to the director Richie Mehta. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/kmy4c6urjtl8w87/190910_003.MP3   Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW EPISODE #98

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Life Of Crime’, ”In Bloom,’ ‘The Little Death,’ ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Land Of The Bears,’ and ‘The Skeleton Twins′ . This episode also contains an interview with Josh Lawson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Denzel Washington and Peter Dickson. Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win a copy of Romeo + Juliet on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here Continue reading

IN BLOOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross Stars: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokenia, Data Zakareishvili, Zurab Gogaladze. Life in Tbilisi, in Georgia Russia in 1992, was hard, and it seemed like a fairly grim place to live. The country had just achieved its independence as the former Soviet Union splintered, but as the country struggled to find its feet, poverty and unemployment was everywhere, there were breadlines and often power failures. And even families were fractured with bitter conflicts and heated arguments. In Bloom is a grim and rather Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #97

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’, ”Wish I Was Here,’ ‘The Immigrant,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ ‘We Are The Best’ and ‘The Infinite Man′ . This episode also contains an interview with Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Dylan O’Brien, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Hugh Sullivan. Also make sure you take a listen to see what you need to do to win a copy of Romeo + Juliet on DVD thanks to Icon Distribution. To Continue reading