CERTAIN WOMEN: KELLY REICHARDT’S AMERICA – interview with ACMI film programmer Kristy Matheson

by GREG KING ACMI is thrilled to once again champion the work of American director Kelly Reichardt, with an exclusive limited season of her latest film Certain Women, which stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and newcomer Lily Gladstone. The film is based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It. The limited season will also feature return screenings of some of her earlier films – Old Joy, Wendy And Lucy, and the western Meek’s Cutoff. Greg speaks to ACMI programmer Kristy Matheson about these special 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

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

THE DUEL – interview with Kieran Darcy Smith

by GREG KING The Duel is a new western starring Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. The director is Aussie actor turned director Kieran Darcy Smith, who previously gave us the drama Wish You Were Here. In this in-depth and wide ranging interview Greg chatted to Kieran about casting Hemsworth and Harrelson, a couple of unusual alternative casting choices that didn't happen, Hollywood filmmaking, and the dearth of good westerns. http://www.mediafire.com/file/tusda6jlc4wtspk/211206_002.MP3   Continue reading

JIM JARMUSCH: ROCK N ROLL – interview with ACMI programmer Kristy Mathison

by GREG KING This summer, ACMI is presenting a spotlight on filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, one of the most essential independent American directors, with a special season Jim Jarmusch: Rock N Roll, screening from December 27. Not only will it feature Gimme Danger, his new documentary about Iggy Pop and the Stooges, but four classic films that capture his creative music luminaries such as Iggy Pop and Tom Waits. Greg spoke to ACMI programmer Kristy Mathison to learn more about this special season. http://www.mediafire.com/file/5xz9zlcl24czs8j/211203_001.MP3   Continue reading