ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with Nina Rodriguez, head of programming for the Guanajuato International Film Festival

by GREG KING One of the special programs that will be part of the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival is a presentation from the Guanajuato International Film Festival. The Guanajuato International Film Festival is Mexico’s largest film festival, and over the past two decades it has brought emerging talents together with world-renowned experts of the moving image. In 2017 GIFF received over 3,400 films from 120 countries. GIFF celebrates, supports and awards the next generation of filmmakers. Nina Rodriguez is the Head of Programming for the Guanajuanto International Film Continue reading

GOING FOR GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clay Glen Stars: Kelli Berglund, Emily Morris, Terry Rogers, Elysia Markov, Daisy Anderson, Henry Turczynowicz, Ruth Natalie Fallon, Jess Kuss, Jo Stone. Bring It On Mean Girls? Emma Wilson (Kelli Berglund, from Raising The Bar, etc) is an American cheerleader whose life is turned upside down when she moves to Adelaide with her father, an Air Force officer. She quickly forms a friendship with her next-door neighbour Hannah (Emily Moore, also from Raising The Bar, etc), who is also a cheerleader. But thanks to the Continue reading

MARY MAGDALENE – interview with Garth Davis

by GREG KING Mary Magdalene is a unique take on the Biblical story of Jesus, and it seeks to redress the popular misconception of Mary as a prostitute. Rather the film depicts her as one of the most ardent of Jesus’ disciples and believers and tells the familiar story from her perspective. The film stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. Greg spoke to director Garth Davis about the film, which his follow up to the acclaimed, award winning drama Lion. http://www.mediafire.com/file/chikrf36k6o432l/230225_001.MP3 Continue reading

GAME NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lomorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Michael C Hall, Jeffery Wright. This enjoyable mix of action and comedy from the team behind films like Horrible Bosses is like David Fincher’s The Game crossed with Date Night. A group of friends regularly meet every Saturday night for some old-fashioned fun, playing old school board games and charades. Continue reading

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Kelly Macdonald, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore. Written in 1926, Winnie The Pooh has become one of the most beloved and enduring pieces of children's literature. This heartfelt but somewhat stuffy biopic tells the backstory of how writer Alan Alexander (A A) Milne came to create these endearing characters. Before the outbreak of WWI, Milne (played hereby Domhnall Gleeson, from Ex Machina, etc) was a playwright and writer for satirical magazine Punch. But Continue reading