WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – interview with Taika Waititi

by GREG KING "I think people are desperate for something a little smarter than Twilight," says writer/director Taika Waititi about his new film, the clever mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Vampires have always held some sort of fascination for writers and filmmakers, and this new comedy from New Zealand of all places skewers many of the familiar tropes and stereotypes of the genre. What We Do In The Shadows is the brainchild of writer/director Taika Waititi (the superb coming of age tale Boy, Eagle Vs Shark, etc) and Jemaine Clement, one of the creators of cult Continue reading

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – interviews with Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby

by GREG KING From the creators of cult favourite The Flight Of The Conchords comes this offbeat fake fly-on-the-wall style documentary that looks at three centuries old vampires sharing a house in Wellington. Greg King speaks to writer/director Taika Waititi and star Rhys Darby about the making of this mockumentary. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/5ta5oza4136r4a7/190819_002.MP3 http://www.mediafire.com/listen/j426x2vw68auaiw/190819_003.MP3   Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

  By GREG KING. The Melbourne International Film Festival commences on July 31 with a screening of the sci-fi time travel thriller Predestination, which stars Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, and concludes on August 17. There are some 300 features from 60 different countries screening across the two weeks of the festival. The closing night film is Felony, the new crime from Matthew Saville (Noise) and starring Joel Edgerton, Melissa George and Tom Wilkinson. Check back daily for regular updates and reviews during the festival. Last updated August 17. ALL Continue reading

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton. Not to be confused with Amy Berg's documentary of the same name which explored the controversial issue of the systemic decades long cover up of pedophile priests within the Catholic church, Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by the story of Ralph Sarchie. Sarchie was an NYPD officer who worked the mean streets of the Bronx and on a daily basis saw the evil that men do as he dealt with some of the Continue reading

THE BABADOOK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Kent Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Benjamin Winspear, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Chloe Hurn. Greg King spoke to director Jennifer Kent and star Essie Davis for his Movies At Dusk program on 3WBC 94.1FM http://www.mediafire.com/listen/x575ragsjd4ujsd/190421_001.MP3 Be afraid, be very afraid! This effective low budget horror film from Australia has taken the world by storm after a successful debut at the Sundance Film Festival. And it shows that you can make a great horror film Continue reading