THE SECOND – interview with Rachael Blake and Vince Colosimo

by GREG KING   The Second is an erotic psychological thriller written by Stephen Lance (My Mistress, etc), and stars Rachael Blake, Vince Colosimo and Susie Porter. Celebrated author (Blake) is suffering from a case of writer’s block while trying to follow up her successful debut novel. But her persona is threatened when her best friend and muse (Porter) reveals the dark secret behind her first novel's provenance, igniting an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal. The Second marks the feature debut for director Mairi Cameron. It is currently screening in Continue reading

BREATH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Baker Stars: Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samuel Coulter, Ben Spence, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Jacek Koman, Miranda Frangou. This haunting and elegiac coming of age tale is set on the wind-swept coastline of Western Australia in the 70s. It centres around two 14-year old boys and surf rats - Bruce Pike, aka Pikelet, (played by newcomer Samuel Coulter) and Ivan Loon, aka Loonie, (newcomer Ben Spence) - who are best friends. Pike is a good boy from a respectable family. He is Continue reading

MY MISTRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Lance Stars: Emmanuelle Beart, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake, Socratis Otto. If you thought that Stanley Kubrick's depiction of a high class orgy in Eyes Wide Shut was a bit silly, wait until you get a glimpse into the world of an S&M and B&D dominatrix as depicted in this low budget film from first time feature film director Stephen Lance. My Mistress is a semi-autobiographical coming of age tale about Charlie Boyd, an alienated teenage boy grieving over the suicide of his father, who begins a dangerous Continue reading

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julia Leigh Stars: Emily Browning, Rachel Blake, Peter Carroll, Chris Haywood, Hugh Keayes-Byrne. This new Australian film is a haunting erotic fairy tale that caused something of a controversy when it screened at Cannes earlier this year. Many will be drawn to the film to check out what all the fuss was about. No doubt they will be disappointed. As will the raincoat brigade, drawn by reports of full frontal nudity and the heavy sexual content of the film. Rather than a voyeuristic fantasy, Sleeping Beauty is a rather dull and Continue reading