THREE SUMMERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Elton Stars: Robert Sheehan, Rebecca Breeds, John Waters, Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Kelton Pell, Kate Box, Amay Jain, Peter Rosethorn, Christian Van Vuren, Nick Boshier, Caroline Brazier. This amiable crowd-pleasing comedy is set against the backdrop of the fictitious annual Westival Folk Music Festival in Western Australia. Every year people gather to enjoy the music and the atmosphere. Amongst the regular visitors are the WArrikins, an Irish folk music band fronted by fiddle Continue reading

JUNGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Greg Mclean Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann, Joel Jackson. The opening night film for MIFF 2017 was the generic survival thriller Jungle, directed by Greg McLean, who is best known for his outback horror thriller Wolf Creek. Jungle is based on the true story of Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg's ordeal when he became lost in the Bolivian jungle for three weeks. His ordeal was detailed in his 2005 book, and also depicted in an episode of the tv series I Shouldn't Be Alive. Ghinsberg's book has Continue reading

JUNGLE – interview with Greg McLean

by GREG KING Jungle is a story of survival, based on Yossi Ghinsberg's experiences of being lost in the Amazon jungle for two weeks. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, and is directed by Greg McLean, who is best known for his horror films like Wolf Creek. Jungle was the opening night film at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival, and hits cinemas in November. Greg caught up with director Greg McLean to talk about casting the film, challenges of shooting in the wilds of Colombia, The Belko Experiment, and bringing the iconic Mick Taylor 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

INNUENDO – interview with cast and crew David Farrington, Pauline Grace, Charly Harrison and Heidi Salander

by GREG KING Innuendo is a dark and twisted tale from writer/director and star Saara Lamberg. It is her debut feature film, and has done well on the festival circuit. The film is screening at Melbourne's Cinema Nova on Friday October 20, with cast and crew in attendance for a Q&A session. Cast members David Farrington and Pauline Grace, and composer Charly Harrison and make-up artist and extra Heidi Salander joined Greg live in the 3WBC studios for a chat about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/sdkcz0ct85l5te5/220929_001.MP3 Continue reading