HOUNDS OF LOVE – interview with Ben Young

by GREG KING Hounds Of Love is a tough new low budget Australian crime thriller about a couple (played by Stephen Curry and Emma Booth) who kidnap a teenaged girl (Ashleigh Cummings). This is the debut feature for local filmmaker Ben Young. He has briefly returned home from Serbia where he is shooting the big budget sci-fi thriller Extinction to partake in a few special screenings and Q&A sessions to promote the film. He spoke to Greg about the origins of the film, casting choices and shooting the Continue reading

BAYWATCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Seth Gordon Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Rob Huebel, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Burress, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ilfenesh Hadera, Oscar Nunez, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson. The popular tv series created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and former lifeguard Gregory Bonnan, ran for eleven seasons from 1989 to 2000 and became known for its iconic theme music as well as the sight of its scantily clad stars running in slow motion along the glistening sands. The producers of this Continue reading

BERLIN SYNDROME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cate Shortland Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt. Filmmaker Cate Shortland burst onto the scene in emphatic fashion in 2004 when her debut feature Somersault cleaned up at the AFI Awards in what was obviously a very lean year of the local film industry. Her latest film, her third feature, is Berlin Syndrome, a slow burning claustrophobic psychological thriller and twisted fairy tale that is largely a two-hander. Berlin Syndrome marks Shortland’s first foray into genre filmmaking and is, arguably, her most accessible film to Continue reading

BAD GIRL – fin Edquist interview

by GREG KING Bad Girl is a psychological drama about the toxic relationship between two adolescent girls. It is the feature directorial debut for Fin Edquist, who has written for tv shows like McLeod’s Daughters and Home And Away, etc, as well as directing commercials and music videos. The film premiered at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival, but it gains a cinema release from Thursday April 26. Greg spoke to Fin about the ten year struggle to get his film to the screen. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/m6qoyu89vhy34tw/210708_002.MP3   Continue reading

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Condon Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Nathan Mack, Hattie Morahan. Disney seem intent on remaking their back catalogue of classic animated films into live action films, combining the familiar stories with state of the art special effects to bring them to a brand-new generation. We have had 101 Dalmatians, Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon, which have all been Continue reading