THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Otto Bell. This is one of the most gorgeous and visually stunning documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. First time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell, who comes from a background in advertising, gives us a rare glimpse into to lives and traditions of the nomadic Kazakh tribespeople who live in the remote foothills of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia. We’ve seen a couple of fictional dramas set in this world, with The Story Of The Weeping Camel in 2003 and Tulpan in 2008, but this documentary 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

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – REVIEWS

The 28th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas across Australia throughout March. The 45 films screening in this year’s festival offer a wonderful mix of artistry and genres, and feature some of the biggest names in French cinema. The opening night film is The Odyssey, a biopic about the legendary Jacques Costeau, while closing the festival this year is the new comedy A Bun In The Oven, starring Karin Viard. For sceening details check out the festival website. ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED MARCH 12, 2017   SLACK Continue reading

MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 REVIEWS

Now in its 27th year, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival has presented the best of queer cinema from Australia and around the world. The festival has continued to evolve, and this year the organisers present their largest and most diverse program yet, offering a mix of genres, documentaries and short film packages. The opening night film is I Am Michael, starring James Franco, and is based on the controversial life story of celebrated gay activist Michael Glatze. It also stars Zachary Quinto, from the rebooted Star Trek series. The closing night film is the comedy Women Who Continue reading

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with artistic director Philippe Platel

by GREG KING   The 28th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas across Australia throughout March. The 45 films screening in this year’s festival offer a wonderful mix of artistry  and genres, and feature some of the biggest names in French cinema. The opening night film is The Odyssey, a biopic about the legendary Jacques Costeau, while closing the festival this year is the new comedy A Bun In The Oven, starring Karin Viard. Greg spoke to the festival’s new artistic director Philippe Platel to find out more about what’s on offer for Continue reading