Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Andrew Wight, John Bruno, Ray Quint. Filmmaker James Cameron embarks on his own personal voyage to the bottom of the sea in this documentary that records his 2012 dive to the Challenger Deep, some 36,000 feet below sea level. But Deepsea Challenge is also something of a vanity project for the director who has given us some of the most commercially successful films of all time with Titanic and Avatar, and as usual suffers from his bloated vision and sense of excess. Many people erroneously believe that Cameron's obsession in Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. 20,000 Days On Earth documents a fictitious day in the life of one Nick Cave, of Australia's most iconic creative artists and one of the darlings of the alternative rock scene for over three decades. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard take an unusual approach with this informative and entertaining look at singer Nick Cave and his musical journey over the past thirty years. Instead of the usual documentary format though, Forsyth and Pollard give us something of a hybrid that follows Cave Continue reading

FELONY – interview with director Matthew Saville

by GREG KING Australian director Matthew Saville's follow up to Noise is this morally ambiguous crime drama Felony, which stars Joel Edgerton (who also wrote the script) as a cop involved in a hit and run accident and the subsequent cover up. The film was chosen to close the Melbourne International Film Festival, and hits cinemas from August 28. To find out more about Felony for his Movies At Dusk program, Greg King sat down for a chat with director Matthew Saville. To listen to the interview, click on the link Continue reading

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE – interview with John Garvin

by GREG KING Deepsea Challenge is 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron's diving expeditions in his purpose built submersible. Cameron (whose films Titanic and Avatar grossed over $1 billion at the box office) journeys to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, a journey of historic proportions and risk. For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg King spoke to safety officer and diving instructor John Garvin about some of the challenges in making the documentary.   Deepsea Challenge Continue reading


  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