MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 REVIEWS

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading

NEWTOWN (MIFF 2016) – interview with Kim A Snyder

by GREG KING Newtown is a documentary that looks at the raw emotional aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. As part of our extensive MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to filmmaker Kim A Snyder about the movie and the complicated and topical issue of gun control in America. Newtown screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Sun July 31 at 9.15pm @ Kino, and Mon Aug 1 at 6.45pm @ Hoyts Melbourne Central. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/2glfwne3zyj1e55/210715_001.MP3 Continue reading

SKIN DEEP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonny Leahy Stars: Zara Zoe, Monica Zanetti, Robert Alexander, Jeannie Drynan. This low budget female centric film from director Jonny Leahy, a recent VCA graduate, is an honest and comical urban comedy/drama looking at the developing friendship between two troubled young women from different backgrounds. Leah (newcomer Zara Zoe in her feature film debut) is a young woman who has been diagnosed with terminal melanoma, who has a chance encounter with the troubled lesbian university student Caitlin Davis (Monica Zanetti, the short film Continue reading