THE LITTLE DEATH – interview with Josh Lawson

by GREG KING T he Little Death is a wonderful comedy about sexual fetishes and dysfunctional relationships, and marks the feature film directorial debut of Josh Lawson. Greg King spoke to Josh Lawson for his Movies At Dusk program to find out more about the film, its ensemble cast.   Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Frank Lotito. Stars: Frank Lotito, Carmelina Di Gugliemo, Holly Valance, George Kapiniaris, Steve Mouzakis, Maria Venuti, Cassandra Magrath, Kristie Jandric, Joe Petruzzi, Nick Farnell, Costas Kilias, Pia Miller No this is not another film in Martin Lawrence’s diabolically unfunny Big Momma’s franchise! Taking its cues from the likes of They’re A Weird Mob and The Wogboy, Big Mamma’s Boy is a local comedy that trades on broad cultural stereotypes and potentially offensive ethnic centric humour for small laughs. To say that it Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Gracie Stars: Nathan Phillips, Angus Sampson, Rachel Hunter, Madeleine West, William McInnes, Dave O'Neil, Samir Malik, Tayler Kane, Eddie McGuire, Reg Gorman There is a very good reason why local audiences are reluctant to pay good money to see Australian comedies in the cinema. And, if past efforts like the recent The Extra and last year's dire and dreadfully unfunny A Man's Gotta Do were not reason enough, now we have the terribly laboured You And Your Stupid Mate, which heralds a new low in screen comedy. The film is Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rob Sitch Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Tiriel Mora, Charles Tingwell, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Eric Bana, Wayne Hope, Bryan Dawe, Costas Kilias, Robyn Nevin, Lynda Gibson, John Flaus The Castle is not another quirky, amusing local comedy. Rather it is a genuinely funny and touchingly honest tale that is firmly rooted in the typical Australian spirit of mate ship and barracking for the underdog, themes that it shares with the criminally ignored Mr Reliable. The first big screen outing for the creators of tv's Continue reading