Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Richard Lowenstein. Fans of INXS will certainly want to check out this superbly researched and cohesive documentary about the band’s flamboyant, charismatic, complex and troubled frontman Michael Hutchence, who died in November 1997 aged just 37. This intimate and revealing documentary has been compiled by Richard Lowenstein, one of this country’s best directors of music videos, who shot many videos for the band during their heyday as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Lowenstein also directed Hutchence in Continue reading

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE – interview with Richard Lowenstein

By GREG KING Mystify is an intimate and revealing documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS, who died 22 years ago. The film is directed by Richard Lowenstein, who directed several of the band’s music videos, and he also directed Hutchence in Dogs In Space. Greg speaks to Richard about making the documentary, compiling the numerous interviews and editing the footage down to the 104 minutes we see on screen. Continue reading

ECCO HOMO – interview with Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Maree Milburn

by GREG KING Provocateur, artist, performer: Peter Vanessa "Troy" Davies was a chameleon, and this documentary attempts to come to grips with this elusive figure using a wealth of archival footage and interviews. Ecco Homo screens at ACMI as part of Melbourne Queer Film Festival, on Sunday April 3 at 8.15pm . Greg spoke to co directors Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Marie Milburn to learn more.   Continue reading


This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Nick and Greg take a look at  new release films ‘Good Kill,’ ‘Kill Me Three Times,’ ‘Southpaw,‘ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ ’5 Flights Up,’ ‘Irrational Man,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Hitman: Agent 47′   and ‘Vacation.’ This episode also contains interviews with Kriv Stenders, Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Rupert Friend, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Christina Applegate, Richard Lowensten (Eco Homo), Lynne-Maree Milburn (Eco Homo) and Lawrence Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn. Local filmmaker Richard Lowenstein has long had a fascination with Melbourne’s punk rock scene, through films like Dogs In Space, his collaborations with INXS, and the documentary We’re All Living On Dog Food, etc. Together with long time collaborator Lynn-Maree Milburn Lowenstein gives us this warts and all documentary about the late guitarist Rowland S Howard, who died in 2009, aged 50. Although not a household name, Howard was a cult figure at the forefront of the Continue reading