IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with festival director Dr Enda Murray

by GREG KING The 3rd Irish Film Festival screens in Sydney and Melbourne from late March. The festival aims to screen some of the latest and best Irish films. Greg speaks to festival director Dr Enda Murray about the state of the Irish film industry, the festival itself and some of the films screening. To find out details about the programme itself, screening times and booking information go to the festival website.   Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘War On Everyone,’ ’Ella,’ ‘Morgan’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. This episode also contains an interview with Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterson, Eddie Redmayne, Anna Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Danila Kozlowsky (Flight Crew), Jody Wheeler (Beverly Hills Lizard People), Steve Parker (Beverly Hills Lizard People) and Seve Schelenz (Peelers). You can listen to The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show or download it for free from our Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Douglas Watkin. Not to be confused with Paul Verhoeven's recent dark and disturbing psychological thriller Elle, this is a documentary about Ella Havelka, the first indigenous dancer with the Australian Ballet in the company's fifty year history. Born and raised in the small town of Dubbo, Havelka is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people but was passionate about dance from an early age. This documentary follows her journey from a small country town to the prestigious dance company, and it looks at her ups and downs, her Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Verhoeven Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet, Alice Isaaz, Arthur Mazet, Lucas Prisor, Judith Magre. Dutch born filmmaker Paul Verhoeven carved out quite a niche for himself in Hollywood as a director of big budget sci-fi action films with cutting edge special effects (films like Total Recall and Starship Troopers), but he is also no stranger to controversy with films like his early Turkish Delight shocking audiences in the 70s. And he also made the erotic Continue reading


by GREG KING From Thursday November 3, the inaugural DFFANZ will be touring Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to bring audiences short films and cinematography captured via drones. The festival will showcase 40 of the best short film submissions from around the world. The festival takes place: Melbourne - ACMI Cinemas November 3 Sydney - Orpheum Cinema November 10 Brisbane - New Farm Cinema November 16 Auckland - Academy Cinema November 24. Greg spoke to festival organiser Elmedin Kumalic to find out more about this unusual new film Continue reading