SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Watts Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Zandaya, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Hannibal Buress, Tyne Daly, Gwyneth Paltrow.   Young British actor Tom Holland (from the tsunami drama The Impossible, etc) is the third actor to play Spiderman and his alter ego Peter Parker in the past fifteen years. He steps into the shoes of Tobey Maguire, who played the web Continue reading

SECRET MATTERS – interview with Janos Zoltan

by GREG KING Another short film screening at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is Janos Zoltan’s Secret Matters, which looks at Gerald Murnane, regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative authors. Zoltan spent some time with the reclusive author for this revealing 20-minute documentary. Greg spoke to Janos to find out more about the film which is screening at the Nova on Sunday July 16. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1iq5md77r508ytm/220623_001.MP3 Continue reading

$50,000 Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship winners – interviews

by GREG KING The Sydney Film Festival has announced the four filmmakers who have recently been awarded the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship. The four filmmakers will each receive a $50,000 grant to go towards making their own short film which will premiere at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival. Three of the winners are from Victoria, and on his Movies At Dusk show Greg chatted with them about their careers, their influences, and what the grant means to them. Goran Stolevski http://www.mediafire.com/file/918pprvv8vgjbbz/220602_002.MP3 Lara Continue reading

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

SNATCHED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Levine Star: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Tom Bateman, Christopher Meloni, Oscar Jaenada, Bashir Salahuddin, Randall Park. Following her big screen debut in 2015 with Trainwreck, comedian Amy Schumer hits the screen for her second outing. But this time around the results are a little substandard. Emily Middleton (Schumer) is an obnoxious, vulgar and self-obsessed thirtysomething who has basically wasted her life. On the eve of a dream vacation to Ecuador she finds herself dumped Continue reading