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

BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – REVIEWS

The Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival screened in Launceston, Tasmania, from May 17-20. ALL FILMES REVIEWED BY GREG KING PECKING ORDER. Last year we saw Chicken People, a US documentary set against the background of competitive chicken raising, and we met three people obsessed with raising their chickens and competing in best of show competitions. This quirky and off beat New Zealand documentary explores some similar territory in warm and witty fashion. Pecking Order centres around the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club, a club which has a long and Continue reading

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with co-ordinator Bettina Kinski

by GREG KING After a hiatus in 2017, the German Film Festival returns to Palace cinemas in May, with a packed program. The opening night film is the award-winning drama The Silent Revolution, while closing night sees a special screening of a restored print of Wim Wenders’ 1987 film Wings Of Desire. There is also a special program of screenings aimed at children and school groups and a short film program. The festival screens here in Melbourne at the Kino and Como Cinemas from May 24-June 10. Greg spoke to the festival’s co-ordinator Bettina Kinski to learn Continue reading