THE GIFT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Edgerton Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tollman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, Mirrah Foulkes, Nash Edgerton, David Denman. Joel Edgerton has proven himself a talented writer of dark thrillers full of tension and suspense, having written the scripts for the thriller The Square and more recently the morally ambiguous Felony. Now Edgerton makes an impressive directorial debut with the unsettling and increasingly creepy psychological thriller The Gift, which he also wrote. His script contains a Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #143

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave Greg and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘The Wolf Pack,’ ‘StalkHer,’ ‘Holding The Man,‘ ‘Ricki And The Flash,’ ‘The Gift,’ and ‘She’s Funny That Way.’ This episode also contains interviews with Crystal Moselle, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Kri Stenders (Kill Me Three Times), Neil Armfield (Holding The Man) and Keith Arem (The Phoenix Incident). Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a copy of The Woman In Black Continue reading

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA 2015 – interview with Chris Gehring

by GREG KING This year, the Environmental Film Festival Australia screens in Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart and features a number of films that explore our relationship with our community and environment. There are also guests and panel discussions. The festival opens in Melbourne on September 3 with a screening of Black Hole, at the Kino Cinemas. Greg spoke to Chris Gehring, the co-director of the film festival to find out more about this year's program. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/v8h51wyn155kxr9/200813_002.MP3 Continue reading

GAYBY BABY – interview with Maya Newell

by GREG KING As the debate about same sex parenting and marriage equality continues to rage, Maya Newell's documentary Gayby Baby looks at the reality and not the rhetoric of the debate, and focuses on four same sex couples and their children. Newell uncovers nurturing environments in which the children face similar problems to children in traditional family units. With Gayby Baby about to hit cinemas, Greg caught up with Maya Newell to find out more about this informative and touching documentary. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/l4f5xnchq6ccs2f/200813_001.MP3 Continue reading

PLAY IT SAFE – interview with Chris Pahlow

by GREG KING Play It Safe is a new Australian film that follows aspiring musician Jamie, whose dreams of fame and success do not exactly work out as he had planned. He ends up teaching music to a diverse group of students. This is the debut feature from writer/director Chris Pahlow. Greg spoke to Chris to find out more about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/bsza9cub71tqsbq/200810_001.MP3 Continue reading