MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading

KILLING GROUND (MIFF 2016) – interview with Damien Power

by GREG KING In Killing Ground a camping trip turns into a struggle for survival. This thriller stars Aaron Pedersen, cast against type, with Ian Mathews, Harriet Dyer and Aaron Glenane. As part of our MIFF coverage, Greg spoke to writer/director Damien Power about the film. Killing Ground screens at Melbourne International Film Festival Thurs Aug 4 at 9pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and Sat Aug 6 at 11.30pm @ ACMI. Damien will be in attendance at both screenings to introduce the film and participate in Q&A Continue reading

GOLDSTONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ivan Sen Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver, David Gulipilil, Tom E Lewis, Pei=pei Cheng, Kate Beahan, Max Cullen, Michael Dorman, Michelle Lim Davidson, Aaron Fa'aoso. Ivan Sen prefers to call his latest film Goldstone a follow up to the acclaimed and award winning thriller Mystery Road rather than a sequel, in much the same way that 1970's They Call Me Mister Tibbs was not a sequel to the Oscar winning In The Heat Of The Night. Nor it is as compelling or as convincing as Mystery Road. We are Continue reading

GOLDSTONE – interview with Ivan Sen & Aaron Pedersen

by GREG KING Goldstone is the follow up to the award winning thriller Mystery Road. It finds detective Jay Swan on the trail of a missing Chinese girl, which leads him to the remote mining town of Goldstone and a web of corruption. Greg sat down with writer/director Ivan Sen and star Aaron Pedersen to find out more about the film, which opened the 2016 Sydney International Film Festival. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/gs6fltaxm6v3uh8/210613_007.MP3 Continue reading