This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick  take a look at new release films ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘The Legend Of Ben Hall,’ ’Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Little Men’. This episode also contains an interview with Madina Nalwanga, Matthew Holmes and William Lee about The Legend Of Ben Hall, Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne about the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Saara Lamberg , whose films Innuendo and Half are screening as part of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Steve Thomas, director of the documentary Freedom Stories, Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthew Holmes Stars: Jack Martin, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Joanne Dobbin, Gregory Quinn, Callan McAuliffe, Arthur Angel, Angus Pilakui, Andy McPhee, Pia Grace Moon, John Orcsik, Ben Chisholm, Jana Wilkes. Australia's bushranger history is rich material for filmmakers. Ned Kelly's rebellious spirit is embedded in our national psyche and he still hogs much of the limelight from that period. There have been two major films exploring Kelly's life, and we've had a number of other films about famous bushrangers and that whole period of Continue reading

MADE IN MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Ivan Malekin and Sarah Jayne

by GREG KING The Made In Melbourne Film Festival celebrates its eighth year with its biggest program yet. The festival continues to grow and offer filmmakers fantastic prizes and accolades. This year the festival received a record breaking 200 submissions. The screenings will be spread over five different venues and six nights. For the first time, the festival opens with a feature film, The Legend Of Ben Hall. Four other features screen alongside the usual collection of short films. This year there is a web series component. The festival opens at ACMI on December 6. Continue reading

THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL – interview with Matthew Holmes and William Lee

by GREG KING The Legend Of Ben Hall tells the story of the last few months in the life of the notorious bushranger who was shot by police. The film began life as a 40 minute short. Writer and director Matthew Holmes spent several years working on the project to ensure the historical accuracy of the story, and he cast a number of largely unknown actors who resembled the characters they played. The film hits cinemas on December 1. Greg spoke to Matthew and William Lee, one of the stars of the film, about the Continue reading