THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cris Jones Stars: Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Miranda Brown, Rose Riley, Terry Camilleri, Amber Clayton, Jacek Koman, Tyler Coppin, John Gaden The curious case of Otto Bloom? This rather quirky film, which opened the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016, seems like a local variation on David Fincher’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, the story of a man living his life in reverse. But unlike F Scott Fitzgerald’s creation, who was born old and slowly grew younger, the enigmatic eponymous Otto believes that he is Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #215

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘David Stratton: A Cinematic Life,’ ‘The Salesman,’ ‘A Few Less Men,’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’. This episode also contains interviews with Tom Hiddleston, David Stratton, Xavier Samuel and Philippe Patel (2017 Alliance French Film Festival). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

NANCY RIZK interview

by GREG KING   Australian actress Nancy Rizk is enjoying a very busy career at the moment. She is currently here in Melbourne filming She’s Not So Ordinary, a horror film based on the third novel in C A Milson’s Chosen franchise. She is set to appear in the second season of the webseries Counterplay, and will soon begin work on a new medical drama series Emergency LA, which will be filmed in Los Angeles. Greg caught up with Nancy to find out more about these projects. http://www.mediafire.com/file/b3zdl2gbj4b20bv/220227_003.MP3 Continue reading

DAVID STRATTON – A CINEMATIC LIFE – interview with David Stratton

by GREG KING David Stratton is the doyen of Australian film critics, familiar to most people through his appearances with fellow critic Margaret Pomeranz on the long running television programs The Movie Show and At The Movies. He has long had a passion for the cinema and has championed Australian cinema through his role as director of The Sydney Film Festival. David’s life and love for Australian cinema are at the centre of a new documentary David Stratton – A Cinematic Life, which has been directed by veteran filmmaker Sally Aitken. It is as much about his journey Continue reading

A FEW LESS MEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Lamprell Stars: Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Lynette Curran, Darren Gilshenan, Deborah Mailman, Sacha Horler, James Helm, Jeremy Sims. 2011’s comedy A Few Best Men was a surprise hit with audiences, although it was largely dismissed by critics. And now we get this largely unnecessary sequel that no-one really asked for. This sequel to A Few Best Men takes up immediately where the first film left off. The straight-laced David Locking (Xavier Samuel) has just gotten married Continue reading