THE WITNESS ARTICLES – interview with Lauren Simpson, Erik Magnusson and Richard De Carvalho

by GREG KING The Witness Articles is an Australian-produced new horror adventure web-series that is rapidly gaining a cult following for its complex plotlines and high level production values. The series follows Boston-based journalist Ethan Sommers (played by Tristan McKinnon) as he investigates terrifying paranormal; encounters. The series has its roots in the classic horror movies of yesteryear as well as tv series like The Twilight Zone and even The X-Files. The fourth episode in the series, which was released on June 16, is titled Where The Jackal Sleeps, and is the Continue reading

REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Laura Stacey

by GREG KING As part of Refugee Week, the Cinema Nova is screening the Refugee Film Festival, which features a number of documentaries depicting the experiences of refugees, including some inspiring stories of refugees who have made a new home here in Australia. The festival runs from June18-June 23. The opening night film is The Staging Post. The screenings are accompanied by Q&A sessions. Greg spoke to Laura Stacey, the director of the Refugee Film Festival, to learn more about this unique and important film Continue reading

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