GERMAN CINEMA MELBOURNE – interview with artistic director Peter Krausz

by GREG KING   The German Cinema Melbourne film festival screens at Backlot Studios from November 17-25. The festival will screen 11 films, all but one are Australian premiers. The opening night film is Gordian Maugg's Fritz Lang, a speculative drama about the famed German filmmaker as he attempts to shoot his first sound film M in Berlin, and his obsession with a serial killer at the time. The festival closes with Destiny, a restored print of Lang's 1921 masterpiece. There is a mix of dramas, documentaries and comedies in the Continue reading

INNUENDO – interview with cast and crew David Farrington, Pauline Grace, Charly Harrison and Heidi Salander

by GREG KING Innuendo is a dark and twisted tale from writer/director and star Saara Lamberg. It is her debut feature film, and has done well on the festival circuit. The film is screening at Melbourne's Cinema Nova on Friday October 20, with cast and crew in attendance for a Q&A session. Cast members David Farrington and Pauline Grace, and composer Charly Harrison and make-up artist and extra Heidi Salander joined Greg live in the 3WBC studios for a chat about the film. Continue reading

GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Penny Kyprianou

by GREG KING                         Returning for its 24th edition, the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival (GFF) will showcase the unique perspectives of modern Greek storytellers from all over the world. A plethora of award-winning features, documentaries and shorts make up this year's program which screens 11 - 22 October 2017 at The Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The 2017 program includes a diverse offering, including Yorgos Continue reading


REVIEWED BY GREG KING Director: Geremy Jasper Stars: Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Sahr Ngaujah. White girls can't rap? There have been some great movies set against the backdrop of the rap music or hip-hop scene, like 8 Mile, Hustle And Flow and even the recent Straight Outta Compton about the rise of the controversial rap group Public Image, which have been enjoyable even to people like me who don't particularly like rap music. And there is a touch of 8 Mile about this underdog story of an Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Eleanor Coppola Stars: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin. It's one of those vagaries of film distribution that we sometimes get two films released at the same time with similar plots and ideas. Within the space of a couple of weeks we get two road trip movies featuring two people on a journey through some of the most picturesque areas of Europe, sampling the history, culture and food of the region as they travel. One is the hilarious The Trip To Spain, the third film in the series featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Continue reading