VOYAGE OF THE SOUTHERN SUN – interview with Michael Smith

by GREG KING Michael Smith is the owner of Yarraville’s Sun Theatre. He also undertook his own adventure when he circumnavigated the world in his tiny amphibious flying boat to retrace the historical airmail routes of Qantas during the glory days of 1930’s aviation. Directed by Robert Murphy, who has shot the many short film trailers for the Sun Theatre, this documentary following Michael's journey features some spectacular footage and deserves to be seen on the big screen. Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Sun Theatre on Wednesday April 12, Greg spoke to Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #169

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Grimsby,’ ‘Spear,’ ‘The Daughter,’ ‘Victoria,’ ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’  and ‘The Will To Fly’. This episode also contains interviews with Sacha Baron Cohen, Rebel Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and Stephen Page. To listen to the show or can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here. Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #142

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Nick and Greg take a look at  new release films ‘Good Kill,’ ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ ‘Southpaw,‘ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ’5 Flights Up,’ ‘Irrational Man,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Hitman: Agent 47′   and ‘Vacation.’ This episode also contains interviews with Kriv Stenders, Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Rupert Friend, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Christina Applegate, Richard Lowensten (Eco Homo), Lynne-Maree Milburn (Eco Homo) and Lawrence Continue reading

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – REVIEWS

by GREG KING The 11th Russian Resurrection Film Festival is screening around Australia throughout October and November. It screens in Melbourne at ACMI cinemas from November 13 through until November 23. There are a number of Australian premier screenings. The opening night film is the epic Vasilisa, a love story set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. There are also a number of retrospective screenings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mosfilm Studios, including the Oscar winning Dersu Uzala and the 444 minute WWII epic Liberation. REVIEWS LAST UPDATED Continue reading

VENUS IN FUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roman Polanski Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmannuelle Seigner. Sex and power are two recurring themes in the films of Polish born director Roman Polanski (Chinatown, The Pianist, etc), and they dominate his latest film, which is an adaptation of David Ives' Tony award winning 2010 hit play Venus In Fur. Ives' play itself was adapted from a 19th century novella written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who gave his name to the term masochism. Working closely with Ives, Polanski's adaptation of the play is reasonably faithful, but is also very Continue reading