BACK TO BURGUNDY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cedric Klapisch Stars: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, Francois Civil, Jean-Marie Winling, Maria Valerde, Yamee Couture, Jean-Marc Roulot, Eric Caravaca, Tewfik Jallab, Bruno Raffaelli, Hugo Soyer. Set in the wine growing region of the Loire Valley over the course of one year, this French drama is a tale of family, relationships, the ties that bind us, and, of course, wine. Raised on a vineyard in Burgundy with his siblings, Jean (played by Pio Marmai) left home a decade ago to travel the world and also to escape from the presence Continue reading

BELLE & SEBASTIAN 3: FRIENDS FOR LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clovis Cornillac Stars: Felix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Clovis Cornillac, Thierry Neuvic, Margaux Chatelier, Andre Penvern, Anne Benoit. Subtitled Friends For Life, this heart-warming film is the third film in the popular series about the adventures of a boy and his dog in the beautiful Pyrenees in the 1940s, and brings the series to a fitting close. Belle & Sebastian was based on the popular book written by actress Cecile Aubry in the 1969s. The first film in this series was released in 2013 and took place in 1943 when the Continue reading

BAM BAM – interview with Jemma Van Loenen

by GREG KING BAM BAM is a revealing documentary that follows Bianca Elmir, a Muslim female boxer in the lead up to the World Championships in 2016. It charts her successes and her set-backs as well as exploring how she is caught between two worlds and cultures. The film screens on July 14 at Backlot as part of the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Greg spoke to director Jemma Van Loenen to find out more ab out Bianca and the film itself. http://www.mediafire.com/file/f3fqo3csvx4e2uu/230615_001.MP3/file Continue reading

BROTHERS’ NEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clayton Jacobson Stars: Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook. This pitch-black comedy thriller from director Clayton Jacobson reunites him with his brother Shane for the second time since their runaway hit mockumentary Kenny way back in 2006. Since then Jacobson has also directed Shane in the comedy short film Mordy Koots. Brother’s Nest is an absurdist tragedy that pits two brothers against each other in a bizarre and twisted murder plot that goes awry. Its amoral tone is very different to Continue reading

BROTHERS’ NEST – interview with Clayton Jacobson

by GREG KING Brothers’ Nest is a dark and twisted claustrophobic comedy thriller that stars Clayton and Shane Jacobson as two brothers who concoct a plan to kill their stepfather to ensure that they inherit the family home when their terminally ill mother passes away. Clayton (Kenny, etc) also directs the film, which was written especially for the brothers by Jaime Browne (The Mule, The King, etc). Greg spoke to Clayton to find out more about the making of the Continue reading