INGRID GOES WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Spicer Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elisabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson jr, Billy Magnussen. Another odd ball and quirky independent film that screened at the Melbourne International Film festival earlier in the year, this is a black comedy that offers a satirical take on the dangers of obsession, social media and the shallow nature of celebrity and fandom. This uncomfortable and disturbing film acts as a cautionary tale about the dangers of living in the virtual world of social media. The debut feature film directorial Continue reading

INNUENDO – interview with cast and crew David Farrington, Pauline Grace, Charly Harrison and Heidi Salander

by GREG KING Innuendo is a dark and twisted tale from writer/director and star Saara Lamberg. It is her debut feature film, and has done well on the festival circuit. The film is screening at Melbourne's Cinema Nova on Friday October 20, with cast and crew in attendance for a Q&A session. Cast members David Farrington and Pauline Grace, and composer Charly Harrison and make-up artist and extra Heidi Salander joined Greg live in the 3WBC studios for a chat about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/sdkcz0ct85l5te5/220929_001.MP3 Continue reading

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – Interview with Chris Gerbing

by GREG KING   This year the Environmental Film Festival brings to the screen the best environmental films and perspectives, as well as showcasing some of the outstanding Australian voices making films exploring environmental issues. This year the program features 16 feature films, including one world premiere and two short film programs. The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is more than just a film festival; it is a catalyst for positive and sustainable change. The festival screens at ACMI from October 12-19. The opening Continue reading

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Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andy Muschietti Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Stuart Hughes, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Molly Atkinson, Stephen Bogaert.   Based on the 1986 novel written by the prolific Stephen King, It is essentially a quintessential coming of age story in which the usual tropes of the genre are mixed with strong elements of the classic horror movie. The novel had two distinct parts, the first part Continue reading

2017 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL – interview with festival director Elyssia Zeccola-Hill

by GREG KING The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around the country from September 12. The opening night film is the comedy Let Yourself Go!, while the closing night film this year is Roberto Benigni's Oscar winning Life Is Beautiful. Screening during the festival is a range of contemporary comedies and dramas and award-winning films. This year the festival has a critics' prize, and six films are in competition. Greg speaks to festival director Elyssia Zeccola-Hill to find out more about what is on offer during the festival this Continue reading