RUBEN GUTHRIE – interview with Brendan Cowell

by GREG KING Ruben Guthrie is the film adaptation of Brendan Cowell's successful 2009 play about an advertising executive who gives up drink for a year in order to win back his supermodel girlfriend. It stars Patrick Brammall, Abbey Lee, Alex Dimitriades, and marks Cowell's feature film directorial debut. The film premiered at the Sydney Film Festival. "It took five years for the film to get made," says writer/director Brendan Cowell when talking about his feature film directorial debut Ruben Guthrie, which hits local cinemas on July 16. Brendan Cowell is a familiar Continue reading

THE INFINITE MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hugh Sullivan Stars: Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall, Alex Dimitriades. This is the second local production in as many months to feature time travel as a key narrative device. And I found the quirky The Infinite Man to be far more entertaining and enjoyable than the recent sci-fi head turning Predestination, especially when it comes to dealing with the paradoxes of time travel. It seems to have an internal logic that works. It also seems to have more energy and humour, and likeable characters. Like Groundhog Day and Eternal Sunshine Of Continue reading

SUMMER CODA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Gray Stars: Rachael Taylor, Alex Dimitriades, Angus Sampson, Suzie Porter, Jackie Weaver. Debutante writer/director Richard Gray was the runner-up in the Australian version of the Project Greenlight competition, in which the winner received $1 million towards his film. However, since that disappointment, Gray has been able to secure funding to finally bring his vision to the screen. The result is Summer Coda, a beautiful and elegaic but disappointing romantic drama set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mildura. With its Continue reading