SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview

by GREG KING The 20th Spanish Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas across the country throughout April and May. In Melbourne, the festival launches at the Astor Cinema on Thursday April 20 with a screening of Paco Leon's comedy Kiki, Love To Love, and closes with a screening of The Trip To Spain, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Greg spoke to festival director Paulette to find out more about what’s on offer in this year’s line-up of films. Continue reading

SETTING SUN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Anna Bourozikas

by GREG KING 2017 sees the fourth Setting Sun Short Film Festival. This is the largest short film festival in  the west and this year promises to be the biggest year yet in the festival's short history. It is a filmmakers’ film festival and provides Maribyrnong and the western suburbs with its own short film festival. It promotes the large film making community living in Melbourne’s western suburbs and recognises excellence in the craft of film making. There are three main categories for films to be entered: western suburbs: comprising the bulk of awards to be given 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. Continue reading


The 28th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas across Australia throughout March. The 45 films screening in this year’s festival offer a wonderful mix of artistry and genres, and feature some of the biggest names in French cinema. The opening night film is The Odyssey, a biopic about the legendary Jacques Costeau, while closing the festival this year is the new comedy A Bun In The Oven, starring Karin Viard. For sceening details check out the festival website. ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED MARCH 12, 2017   SLACK Continue reading

MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with festival director Spiro Economopoulos

by GREG KING One of the highlights of our crowded film festival calendar is the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. This year the festival screens at ACMI from March 16-March 27. The opening night film is Justin Kelly’s I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. Also screening is Kelly’s second feature King Cobra, which has been described as the Boogie Nights of gay porn. Kelly will be a guest of the festival. As usual there are lots of great dramas from around the world exploring issues of sexuality, coming out and the gay experience. There are some local Continue reading