IT COMES AT NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Trey Edwardes Shults Stars: Joel Edgerton, Carme Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison jr, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keogh, Griffin Robert Faulkner. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods comes this extremely low budget horror film from the US. It Comes At Night is not your traditional slasher/monster horror film but it is surprisingly effective and unsettling. It Comes At Night is more of a psychological thriller that develops an atmosphere of fear and suspicion and it follows nicely in the footsteps of other recent low Continue reading

TUNNEL VISION – interview with Ivan Hexter

by GREG KING Tunnel Vision is a documentary depicting the successful grass roots community organised campaign to stop the construction of the East West Tunnel. For local filmmaker Ivan Hexter this was something of a personal project and he spent two years shooting and editing the film. Greg spoke to Ivan to find out more about this documentary, which is screening at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on July 16. http://www.mediafire.com/file/kuwzmxxva2egcb2/220616_001.MP3   Continue reading

I AM HEATH LEDGER

By GREG KING Documentary Directors: Adrian Bruitenhauis and Derik Murray. This respectful and poignant made for television documentary gives us some intimate insights into Aussie actor Heath Ledger, who died tragically young at the age of 28 in 2008, from an accidental overdose of prescribed medications. Unlike the recent documentary Amy though, this film doesn’t delve too deeply into Ledger’s dark personal demons nor the breakdown of his relationship with fellow actress Michelle Williams, who is the mother of his young daughter Matilda. In fact, Williams’ Continue reading

JUSTIN KELLY interview

by GREG KING Filmmaker Justin Kelly is a guest of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. He has two films screening in the festival – the true life story I Am Michael, which was chosen to open the festival, and King Cobra, a true story of murder set against the backdrop of the gay porn industry, which has been described as “the Boogie Nights of gay porn.” Greg speaks to Justin about what appealed to him about these two true stories, about working with James Franco who stars in both films, and about his responsibility towards the real life characters who are still Continue reading

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. http://www.mediafire.com/file/rxfuc7gwdaily34/220222_001.MP3   Continue reading