AUSTRALIA DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Bryan Brown, Shari Sebbens, Sean Keenan, Miah Madden, Matthew Le Nevez, Elias Anton, Chris Haywood, Ernie Dingo, Kee Chan, Sam Cotton, Simon Elrahi, Jenny Wu. Director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, etc) seems like he is trying to set up a series of films centred around significant national holidays. In 2007, he gave us the powerful but bleak, grim drama Boxing Day which told the story of one man's desperate struggle to try and reconcile his estranged family on this one day; now he gives us this complex, ambitious Continue reading

RED DOG: TRUE BLUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Levi Miller, Bryan Brown, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Cocquerel, Calen Tassone, John Jarratt, Kee Chan, Jessica Clarke, Zen McGrath. Kriv Stenders' Red Dog was a feel good film that captivated Australian audiences way back in 2011. It was a genuine crowd pleaser and a tear jerker and also one of the highest grossing films of the year. It proved so popular that are sequel was probably inevitable given how the industry works. But is has taken five years to bring a sequel to the screen. Stenders Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #143

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave Greg and Nick take a look at  new release films ‘The Wolf Pack,’ ‘StalkHer,’ ‘Holding The Man,‘ ‘Ricki And The Flash,’ ‘The Gift,’ and ‘She’s Funny That Way.’ This episode also contains interviews with Crystal Moselle, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Kri Stenders (Kill Me Three Times), Neil Armfield (Holding The Man) and Keith Arem (The Phoenix Incident). Also make sure you listen this week to see how you can win a copy of The Woman In Black Continue reading

KILL ME THREE TIMES – Kriv Stenders interview

by GREG KING Kriv Stenders' new film Kill Me Three Times premiered at Toronto in 2014. The violent black noir comedy with a high body count and starring Simon Pegg gets a local release in September. Kriv has also directed The Principal, a four part television series starring Alex Dimitriades as a principal assigned to a tough inner city school, which screens on SBS in October. Greg spoke to Kriv to find out more about his latest projects. http://www.mediafire.com/lis…/5aqso3a0ihb4rz6/200801_001.MP3     Continue reading

KILL ME THREE TIMES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Simon Pegg, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, Bryan Brown. This is the type of noir-inspired film that Australian filmmakers do really well when they tackle the genre. Written by first time writer James McFarland Kill Me Three Times is a vicious and offbeat black comedy take on the noir genre with a high body count. McFarland uses a non linear narrative structure reminiscent of classics like The Usual Suspects or early Tarantino and Coen brothers. Simon Pegg (who Continue reading