FIST FIGHT

By GREG KING Director: Richie Keen Stars: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Dean Norris, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Alexa Nisenson, Dennis Haysbert, Kumail Nanjiani, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Austin Zajur, Bill Kottcamp, Gordon Daniels. There have been many great films that have depicted teachers as caring individuals who have moulded young minds and shaped their charges for the better – from To Sir With Love through to Lean On Me, Dangerous Minds, Dead Poet’s Society, etc – and there have also been a few that have depicted the jaded and cynical teacher Continue reading

THE FAMILY

by GREG KING Documentary Director: Rosie Jones   Rosie Jones previously gave us the documentary The Triangle Wars, about a people powered community protest over a proposed development in the suburb of St Kilda. Her latest film is a vastly different offering. It explores the history of the strange abusive sect established by former yoga teacher Anna Hamilton-Byrne in Ferny Creek in the 1960s, and which flourished at a property in picturesque Lake Eildon in the late 1960s. In an investigative report, 60 Minutes described Hamilton-Byrne as “the embodiment Continue reading

THE FAMILY – interview with Rosie Jones

by GREG KING The Family explores the history of the strange abusive sect established by former yoga teacher Anna Hamilton-Byrne in Ferny Creek in the 1960s, and which flourished at a property in picturesque Lake Eildon in the late 1960s. In this comprehensive documentary director Rosie Jones gives us some chilling insights into the sect. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Rosie about the challenges of putting together this documentary. The Family screens at the cinema Nova from February 23. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/f4d7xtrui3jya73/210708_001.MP3 Continue reading

SILENCE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Ciaran Hinds, Issei Ogata, Yosuke Kubozuka, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshi Oida. The Passion Of Scorsese? Religion and questions of faith, belief, sin, redemption and the human condition have been consistent themes in the films of Oscar winning director Martin Scorsese, particularly in his The Last Temptation Of Christ and his Kundun. And those themes are again front and centre in his latest film Silence, which is something of a passion project for Scorsese. The film is Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #212

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Fences,’ ‘Tori Erdmann,’ ‘A Street Cat Named Bob,’  and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’. This episode also contains interviews with Denzel Washington, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, James Hewison (ACMI), Richard Bates Jnr (Trash Fire) and John Pilger (The Coming War On China). 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