2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Lauren Lemadre

by GREG KING The 10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival screens at ACMI from Thursday May 4 and continues through until March 18. There are lots of diverse and human  stories, great documentaries and narrative feature films that aim to engage with audience on important issues of human rights, equality, refugee issues, race, gender and indigenous issues. There are also a couple of short film packages, and several forums and art exhibitions. Greg spoke to Lauren Lemadre from HRAFF to find out more about what’s on offer for Continue reading

YOUNG AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Lynette Curran

by GREG KING Now in its 12th year, the Young At Heart Film Festival screens a curated program of films especially for a more mature and older audience. This is the only film festival of its kind in the world, and it screens at Palace Cinemas across Australia throughout April. The festival screens some classic films like The Lion In Winter, starring Katherine Hepburn in her Oscar-winning performance, Peter O’Toole and Anthony Hopkins, and a restored print of The Tales Of Hoffmann. There is also a restored print of Carol Reed’s classic noir thriller The Third Man. Continue reading

LAND OF MINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet Stars: Roland Moeller, Louis Hofmann, Oskar Belton, Emil Belton, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Oskar Bokelmann, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel, August Carter, Maximilian Beck, Tim Bulow. Land Of Mine is a powerful, intense and involving drama set in Denmark in 1945, immediately after the end of WWII. And as unlikely as it seems, it is based on a little known true story from the annals of history. After the war, some 2.2 million landmines littered Denmark’s beaches, planted there by the Nazis who feared that Continue reading

LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Espinosa Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya. Some mad movie scientist has spliced together the DNA of Alien, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Gravity, and the result is Life, a slick claustrophobic sci-fi thriller. This extra-terrestrial creature feature is familiar stuff and ticks all the right boxes, and it fills a void and will suffice until Ridley Scott unleashes his Alien Covenant later in the year. The film is set aboard the International Space Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #214

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Jasper Jones,’ ‘Miss Sloane,’ ‘Logan,’ ‘Before I Fall,’ and ‘Alone In Berlin’. This episode also contains interviews with Jessica Chastain, Jai Love (Dead Hands Dig Deep), Rosie Jones (The Family), David Stratton (David Stratton: A Cinematic Life), Keith Sutliff (The Mason Brothers) and Nik Kacevski (Skinford). Make sure you also listen to this week’s episode for your chance to win a copy of Tracey Ullman’s Show on DVD thanks to our good friends at Acorn. For Continue reading