Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Michael McIntyre, Kate McIntyre Clere. Not to be confused with the 1986 adaptation of the controversial D H Lawrence novel that starred Judy Davis and Colin Friels, or even the 1952 drama that starred Maureen O’Hara and Peter Lawford, this Kangaroo is a documentary that explores the dichotomy of feelings for our iconic national symbol. The documentary has been produced by filmmaking couple Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World) and Kate McIntyre Clere (Yogawoman) and is Continue reading

FRIENDS, FOES & FIREWORKS – interview with Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne

by GREG KING   Friends, Foes & Fireworks is a drama set around a New Year’s Eve party. It was shot entirely in one night and was largely improvised. Writers and directors Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne dropped by the studios to chat about the film and some of the challenges in shooting it. The film is having its premiere at the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick on Wednesday March 21 at 7pm. http://www.mediafire.com/file/mi3ld5qub88wmu3/230302_001.MP3 Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Ai Weiwei. In this heartfelt and disturbingly topical and relevant documentary, dissident Chinese artist/activist and documentary filmmaker Ai Weiwei explores the issue of the refugee crisis sweeping the world, the greatest manmade tragedy of the new millennium. Some of his own art installation works have also explored the refugee issue, so it is obviously an issue close to his heart. With hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing their war-torn homelands in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the world is facing the Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roar Uthaug Stars: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost. Raider of the Lost Tomb? This is a reboot of the franchise based on the popular video game that launched an obvious attempt to create a female variation on the daring archaeologist Indiana Jones. The Tomb Raider series was first brought to the screen in 2001 with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie playing the kick-arse heroine Lara Croft. But it has been dormant since 2003’s disappointing sequel Cradle Of Life. Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dean Murphy Stars: Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan, Jimeoin, Tim Ferguson, Marty Fields, Stephen Hall, Fiona O'Loughlin, Ron Jacobson. The affable Shane Jacobson (whose previous film The BBQ was a massive disappointment and a laboured and unfunny comedy that failed to fire up) threw a massive party at his father’s property in Clarkeville, in regional Victoria. He invited along thirty of Australia’s top comics to share in the joy of joke telling and laughter. He provided all the meat and beer, all the guests Continue reading