THE DEVIL’S CANDY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Sean Byrne

by GREG KING The Devil's Candy is the sophomore film from Australian director Sean Byrne, who gave us The Loved Ones. Starring Ethan Embry and Pruitt Taylor Vince, this tale of murder, madness and heavy metal music is a variation on the home invasion thriller. Byrne himself describes it as "the Amityville Horror meets Metallica." As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Sean about the film. The Devil's Candy screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Wed Aug 10 at 9m @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and on Fri Aug 12 at 11.30pm @ ACMI. Sean will be in Continue reading

BAD GIRL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Fin Edquist

by GREG KING Bad Girl is a psychological drama about the toxic relationship between two adolescent girls. It is the feature directorial debut for Fin Edquist, who has written for tv shows like McLeod's Daughters and Home And Away, etc, as well as directing commercials and music videos. As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Fin about the ten year struggle to get his film to the screen. Bad Girl screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Thurs Aug 11 at 9pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and Sat Aug 13 at 4.15 @ the Kino. Edquist will be in attendance at Continue reading

THE FAMILY (MIFF 2016) – 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 Melbourne International Film Festival - Sat July 30 at 4 pm @ The Forum, Wed Aug 3 at 6.30pm Continue reading

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Whit Stillman Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Chloe Sevigny, Tom Bennett, Morfydd Clark, Lochlann O'Mearain, Justin Edwards, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray. Jane Austen's novels (Sense And Sensibility, Pride And Prejudice, etc) were rather staid drawing room romances that were critiques of the social mores, class differences, manners, love, the search for a good husband and the role of women in Edwardian England. Which makes Love & Friendship a rather unusual and wonderfully comic take on Austen's usual Continue reading

EMBRACE – interview with Taryn Brumfitt

by GREG KING Embrace is a new Australian documentary that looks at the issue of body image. It is the debut film for former photographer Taryn Brumfitt, who has spent two years working on the film. Greg caught up with Taryn to learn about some of the challenges in putting the film together. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/xa2unjko6o5wcg7/210706_001.MP3 Continue reading