EMO THE MUSICAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Triffett Stars: Benson Jack Anthony, Rahart Adams, Jordan Hare, Dylan Lewis, John Prasida, Bridie Carter, Lucy Barrett, Ben Bennett, Craig Hyde-Smith, Adam Zwar. Emo The Musical comes across like High School Musical or Glee, albeit with a darker sensibility. This locally made coming of age tale explores universal themes of adolescent angst, the need to fit in, sexual identity, the pangs of first love, music, suicide, religion, and mental health issues. And while many Australian films tend to be dark and depressing dramas, Continue reading

THINGS TO COME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mia Hansen-Love Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob. The fifth feature film from French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love (Father Of My Children, etc), Things To Come is a deeply personal and subtle slice of life drama about a woman caught up in something of a midlife crisis. The film explores some rich and resonant themes about love, loss, abandonment, loneliness, aging, philosophy, love and politics. It is also a character study of a woman on the edge. Things To Come has been loosely inspired by Continue reading

EMO THE MUSICAL (MIFF 2016) – interview with Neil Triffett

by GREG KING Emo The Musical is the debut feature film for Neil Triffett, and is an extension of his 15 minute short film from 2014. As part of our MIFF coverage, Greg spoke to Neil about adapting the short film for this feature length version and about all things emo and musical. Emo The Musical premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2016. The film hits cinemas across Australia from Thursday May 4. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/b5bsw2ctsqdiio6/210715_005.MP3 Continue reading

BAD GIRL – fin Edquist interview

by GREG KING Bad Girl is a psychological drama about the toxic relationship between two adolescent girls. It is the feature directorial debut for Fin Edquist, who has written for tv shows like McLeod’s Daughters and Home And Away, etc, as well as directing commercials and music videos. The film premiered at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival, but it gains a cinema release from Thursday April 26. Greg spoke to Fin about the ten year struggle to get his film to the screen. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/m6qoyu89vhy34tw/210708_002.MP3   Continue reading

CERTAIN WOMEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kelly Reichardt Stars: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone, James Le Gros, Rene Auberjonois, Jared Harris, John Getz. Based on the 2009 short story collection Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It written by Maile Meloy Certain Women is structured around three stories that briefly intersect. They are all set in the small town of Livingston, Montana. The three stories follow the emotional turmoil, the hopes and disappointments, and loneliness experienced by the characters. But this is a quiet introspective Continue reading