SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with festival director Nashen Moodley

by GREG KING The Sydney Film Festival runs from June 7 – June 18. The packed program features Q&As with filmmakers, documentaries, short films, animation programs, retrospective screenings and the Essential Kurosawa program curated by David Stratton, and new films from Terrence Malick, Bong Joon-Ho, Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke, Kriv Stenders, and a new documentary on Julian Assange from  Laura Poitras (Citizen Four, etc). The festival opens with a screening of We Don’t Need A Map, the new film from Warwick Thornton, at the State Theatre. Greg spoke to festival Continue reading

EMO THE MUSICAL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Neil Triffett

by GREG KING Emo The Musical is the debut feature film for Neil Triffett, and is an extension of his 15 minute short film from 2014. As part of our MIFF coverage, Greg spoke to Neil about adapting the short film for this feature length version and about all things emo and musical. Emo The Musical premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016. The film hits cinemas across Australia from Thursday May 4. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/b5bsw2ctsqdiio6/210715_005.MP3 Continue reading

NANCY RIZK interview

by GREG KING   Australian actress Nancy Rizk is enjoying a very busy career at the moment. She is currently here in Melbourne filming She’s Not So Ordinary, a horror film based on the third novel in C A Milson’s Chosen franchise. She is set to appear in the second season of the webseries Counterplay, and will soon begin work on a new medical drama series Emergency LA, which will be filmed in Los Angeles. Greg caught up with Nancy to find out more about these projects. http://www.mediafire.com/file/b3zdl2gbj4b20bv/220227_003.MP3 Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #201

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave and Greg  take a look at new release films ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Arrivals,’ ’Neon Bull,’ and ‘Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life’. This episode also contains interviews with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Nicholas Maksymow director of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Les Hill (Crushed), Scott Schirmer (Plank Face) and Hiroshi Katagiri (Gehenna: Where Death Lives). Thanks to Transmission Films we also launch our brand new Goldstone competition. The winner will receive a DVD copy of Goldstone, directed by Ivan Sen Continue reading

NEON BULL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gabriel Mascaro Stars: Juliano Cazarre, Maeve Jinkings, Alyne Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Vinicius de Oliveira. This co-production from Brazil, Uruguay and Holland is a slice of life drama set against the backdrop of the rodeo circuit, and gives us some insights into this little known macho world of the Vaquejada, a world populated by nomadic rodeo riders. Unlike the bigger and better known rodeos of America where cowboys riding bucking bulls for up to eight seconds, here the cowboys grab a bull by the tail and drag it to the Continue reading