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

ROUGH NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lucia Aniello Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Grazer, Zoe Kravitz, Paul W Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore, Dean Winters, Enrique Murciano, Colton Haynes, Patrick Carlyle, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, Ryan Cooper. A few best women? Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a bumpy night? The premise behind this bland R-rated female centric comedy is like Peter Berg’s 1998 black comedy Very Bad Things (in which a prostitute is accidentally killed during a bachelor party and things turn nasty). But here 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

MCLAREN – interview with Roger Donaldson

by GREG KING McLaren is a documentary about Bruce McLaren, the New Zealand born Formula One race driver and founder of the McLaren Racing Team. Director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, The World’s Fastest Indian, etc) was granted unprecedented access to McLaren family archives, and there is plenty of great footage in this handsomely assembled documentary. The film tracks the career of the late Formula One driver and racing car engineer Bruce McLaren, who was killed testing one of his cars in 1970. Greg sat down with Roger Donaldson to learn more about the Continue reading

RULES DON’T APPLY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Warren Beatty Stars: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Oliver PLatt, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergin, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Hart Bochner, Chace Crawford, Marshall Bell, Michael Badalucco, Holmes Osborne. Despite the fact that he died in 1976, eccentric billionaire, aviator and movie mogul Howard Hughes continues to fascinate filmmakers. Hughes has previously been played on screen by the likes of Jason Robards, Tommy Lee Jones, Dean Stockwell, and Leonardo Continue reading