DENIAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mick Jackson Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Harriet Walter, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings, Mark Gatiss, Caren Pistorius, John Sessions. The well-acted and intelligent courtroom drama Denial is a dramatic depiction of the real life high profile 1996 libel trial in which controversial historian and Holocaust denier David Irving (here played by Timothy Spall) sued American academic and historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) for libel over comments she made about him in her book Denying The Holocaust: The Continue reading

DANCE ACADEMY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Walker Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Jordan Rodrigues, Thomas Lacey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Dena Kaplan, Nic Westaway, Tara Morice, Miranda Otto, Julia Blake, Matt Day, Mitchell Butel, Lewis Fitzgerald. Unlike some recent feature film adaptations of television series, this big screen version of Dance Academy mainly gets the formula right. The popular ABC series Dance Academy ran for three years, and it followed the triumphs and disappointments of a group of kids as they underwent dance training at the prestigious Continue reading

DANCE ACADEMY THE MOVIE – interview with Joanna Werner

by GREG KING Dance Academy The Movie hits cinemas on April 6. This feature film is based on the popular ABC tv series that has screened in many countries around the world. In the film we catch up with some of the key characters and find out what they have been doing. Importantly most of the key cast have returned, as has director Jeffrey Walker, writer Samantha Strauss and co-creator and producer Joanna Werner (Secret City, etc). Greg spoke to Joanna about getting the cast and crew together for the film after so long, casting Miranda Otto, and shooting scenes in New 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

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