BLUE – interview with Karina Holden

by GREG KING Blue is a provocative environmentally themed documentary that looks at the damage that industrialisation has caused to our oceans over the last century. It mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land - industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. Greg spoke to director Karina Holden to learn more about the making of the film and what she hopes audiences will take away from Continue reading

GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Penny Kyprianou

by GREG KING                         Returning for its 24th edition, the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival (GFF) will showcase the unique perspectives of modern Greek storytellers from all over the world. A plethora of award-winning features, documentaries and shorts make up this year's program which screens 11 - 22 October 2017 at The Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The 2017 program includes a diverse offering, including Yorgos Continue reading

MOUNTAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jennifer Peedom. "The mountains we climb are not just rocks and ice, they are our dreams and desires." So says Willem Dafoe, who narrates this documentary that explores our obsession with climbing mountains and conquering lofty peaks. The mountains were here long before man came along, and they will be there long after we have gone. Three centuries ago the thought of climbing mountains was unthinkable, but now the idea seems to be on everybody's bucket lists. Mountains now exert some sort of seductive spell over Continue reading

RIP TIDE – interview with Rhiannon Bannenberg

by GREG KING Rip Tide is a family friendly coming of age tale about Cora (played by Debby Ryan, best known for her work on the Disney Channel), a young model who tires of the high-pressure fashion industry and flees to a small coastal town in Australia to spend time with her aunt. The film has been written by Georgia Harrison and directed by Rhiannon Bannenberg. Greg spoke to Rhiannon about casting the film, the 18-day shoot in the town of Illawara, and the positive messages it send out for young teenaged Continue reading

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Cuesta Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Neger, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, Shahid Ahmed, Charlotte Vega, Navid Negahban. This attempt to kick start another pacy and violent spy thriller franchise featuring an indestructible hero to rival the likes of Bond, Bourne or Jack Reacher is a fairly generic action yarn. American Assassin is the first film to feature the character of Mitch Rapp, a counter terrorist agent for the CIA, who was created by the late Vince Flynn, an American Continue reading