THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – interview with festival director Mija Gwyn

by GREG KING The Other Film Festival is held every two years and features local and international feature films and short films that provide unique perspectives about the lived experience of disabilities. This year the festival is being held as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. It runs from September 28- September 30, and will be held at the State Library. Greg spoke to festival director Mija Gwyn, who is deaf, to find out more about this year's TOFF screenings and panel discussions.…/3bgvm4v292ao9ir/210909_001.MP3 Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Storks,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Snowden’. This episode also contains interviews with Katie Crown, Andy Samberg, Michael Rowe director of Early Winter, Chris Gerbing from the Environmental Film Festival Australia, and Dov Kornits (Sci-Fi Film Festival). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Billy O'Brien Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Karl Geary, Christina Baldwin, Raymond Brandstrom, Lucy Lawton, Dee Noah. This gripping low budget psychological thriller mixes the familiar coming of age themes with outright horror tropes and a touch of the supernatural. Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (played by Max Records, the misunderstood young hero from Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are) is a troubled adolescent, a misfit with a morbid fascination with death and serial killers. He is something of Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Stars: voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammar, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, Danny Trejo, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Peter Helliar, Anton Stackman, Ike Barinholtz. The second animated film to be released this week, Storks is a high concept comedy that is likely to have far broader appeal for family audiences than The Red Turtle, the latest offering from Japan's famed Studio Ghibli. Storks is an animated film that plays around with the old mythology that Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Dudok de Wit. The Red Turtle is a dialogue free animated film from the renowned Studio Ghibli, which has given us such animated classics as Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, etc. But this is an international co-production between France and Japan, and is the first non-Japanese film produced by the revered animation studios. This is a richly emotional and resonant exploration of what it means to be human. When the film opens a nameless man has been cast adrift from a shipwreck. He washes ashore on a deserted island that Continue reading