A WAY TO LIVE – interview with writer Peter Levy

by GREG KING A Way To Live is a black comedy/action drama, another variation on the odd couple buddy formula. It has been written by Melbourne based screenwriter Peter Levy. Paul Lewis has been diagnosed with cancer and he just wants to spend his last days fishing. Then he meets Chris, a retired Greek hitman and ex-Army sniper, and the bodies begin to pile up. Paul is in way over his head. Think films like The Matador, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and so forth. A Way To Live will be performed by Continue reading

A FISTFUL OF SCRIPTS – interview with Sean McIntyre

by GREG KING Wise Words Media and Callumny Films are bringing back A Fistful Of Scripts for 2018. This is one of Australia's most innovative script development incubators, where a script is read aloud by a team of actors, and then the audience is invited to give their feedback. A Fistful Of Scripts will be presenting its first ever full length feature film script with the buddy movie A Way To Live, which has been written by Melbourne screenwriter Peter Levy. The reading will take place at ACMI on January 11 2018 from 3pm. Tickets are Continue reading

MOONLIGHT CINEMA – interview with Annabel Weedon

by GREG KING Summer is in the air, and what better time than to sit back and relax in an outdoor environment to enjoy a great movie? Moonlight Cinema returns for another season. It runs from December 1 through to April 2018, with screenings in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. There is a mix of current films, some fan favourites and lots of advance screenings. In Melbourne films screen in the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Greg spoke to Annabel Weedon, the marketing director of Moonlight Cinema, to find out more about this summer's Continue reading

THE VIPER’S HEX – interview with co-directors Addison Heath and Jasmine Jakupi and producer Dylan Heath

by GREG KING. The Viper's Hex is the fourth feature for Addison, whose previous film Mondo Yakuza was one of the hits of last year's Monsterfest. The Viper's Hex was shot in Japan over a period of five weeks. Addison, Jasmine and Dylan came into the studio for a lengthy chat about the film, shooting in Japan, their love of Japan and Yakuza cinema, and lots more in a wide-ranging interview. The Viper's Hex will screen as part of Monsterfest at the Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn on November Continue reading

AMERICAN MADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, E Roger Mitchell, Mauricio Mejia. Thirty years ago, Tom Cruise played a cock-sure, gung-ho naval pilot in the classic Top Gun. Now he plays another hot shot pilot in this bizarre story about drug smuggling, gun running and money laundering that again proves that quite often truth is far stranger than fiction. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a disenchanted pilot with TWA who uses his position to Continue reading