JOHN WICK 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Common, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, John Leguizamo, Claudia Gerini, Peter Stromare, Laurence Fishburne, Franco Nero, Bridget Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski. John Wick, the ultra-violent 2014 action flick that starred Keanu Reeves as a cool, taciturn, ruthlessly efficient and seemingly invincible assassin, was something of a guilty pleasure and a surprise hit at the box office. So now we get this sequel, which once again takes us into this shadowy world of assassins and Continue reading

ESSENTIAL KUROSAWA – interview with James Hewison

by GREG KING Australian Centre For the Moving Image (ACMI), The Sydney Film Festival and the National Film and Sound Archive  present a special program of ten essential films by the great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. This retrospective consists of some of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa. A master of action, Kurosawa was influenced by directors like John Ford and in turn influenced a younger generation of filmmakers, like George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. The program has been curated by David Stratton. It screens at ACMI Continue reading

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 VIMEO SHOWCASE – interview with curator Jeffrey Bowers

by GREG KING Launched in 2004, Vimeo was founded by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share creative and personal moments from their lives. Now in it's 13th year, the video sharing platform is stronger than ever and responsible for bringing world class cinematography into the lives and lounge rooms of people the world over. Jeffrey Bowers is a Senior Curator at Vimeo, where his responsibilities include selecting Staff Picks, contributing to the Staff Pick Premieres program, and running the Vimeo On Demand curation. For the past four years he has curated VICE Continue reading

WHITELEY – interview with James Bogle

by GREG KING Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most revered and probably controversial artists, known for his expressionistic approach. It is 25 years since he died, which gives the documentary a special relevance. Whiteley is a new documentary that gives us plenty of insight into his life, his work and legacy. Greg speaks to director James Bogle about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/file/7758jzvh4y205zh/220405_001.MP3 Continue reading

HANDSOME DEVIL – interview with John Butler

by GREG KING Handsome Devil is a great little gay themed coming of age tale set in an all-boys boarding school. It is semi-autobiographical, says writer/director John Butler. He speaks to Greg about making the movie, casting the characters and about influences on the character of Mr Sheedy, the sympathetic teacher played by Andrew Scott. http://www.mediafire.com/file/aoo8xoe5vnjepaa/220213_004.MP3   Continue reading