PAWNO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Ireland Stars: John Brumpton, Damian Hill, Kerry Armstrong, Mark Coles Smith, Malcolm Kennard, Daniel Fredericksen, Tony Rickards, Maeve Dermody, John Orcsik. Written by actor Damian Hill (Neighbours, etc) and directed by Paul Ireland, Pawno is a gritty ensemble driven slice of life drama and also a love letter to the suburb of Footscray and its multicultural nature and colourful inhabitants. It revolves around a seedy and cluttered pawn shop located in Barkly Street and the motley character who pass through its doors during a Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #172

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘The Boss,’ ‘Wide Open Sky,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Rams,’ ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘The Hunstman: Winter’s War,’ and ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’. This episode also contains interviews with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Neel Sethi , Idris Elba, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Lisa Nicol, Mark Coles Smith (Airlock), Paul Ireland (Pawno), Genevieve Kelly (Spanish Film Festival) and Richard Lowenstein/Lynn-Maree Continue reading

AIRLOCK – interview with Mark Coles Smith

by GREG KING Airlock is a new sci-fi webseries from director Marc Furmie, and co-writer Julian Harvey, who previously wrote the webseries The Tunnel. An investigation into a death on board a ship docking at a remote space station leads to a deadly turn of events. When a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station, Security Officer Jonah Wright (played by Mark Coles Smith) is assigned the investigation. He finds the crew murdered, and the ship's cargo - a destitute group of Sector Nine asylum seekers - hiding a deadly secret that threatens humanity itself. Airlock Continue reading

LAST CAB TO DARWIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeremy Sims Stars: Michael Caton, Mark Coles Smith, Emma Hamilton, Jacki Weaver, Ningali Lawford-Wolf, David Field, John Howard. Based on a true story, Last Cab To Darwin is a rich and beautifully written character study that tells the story of Rex Macrae (Michael Caton), a taxi driver from Broken Hill diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, who drives all the way to Darwin to try and take advantage of the new euthanasia laws being enacted in the Northern Territory. Actor turned director Jeremy Sims (Beneath Hill 60, etc) and his regular Continue reading

LAST CAB TO DARWIN – interview with Jeremy Sims

by GREG KING Chances are actor Jeremy Sims is a familiar face to audiences through his television work, particularly the raunchy 1990s series Chances. But Sims is also a writer and director, who made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with the powerful Last Train To Freo, depicting a rather tense train ride. Last Cab To Darwin is his third film as director. Last Cab To Darwin tells the story of a taxi driver from Broken Hill, diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, who in 1996 drove all the way to Darwin to try an take advantage of the new euthanasia laws Continue reading