GIRL ASLEEP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rosemary Myers Stars: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet, Amber McMahon, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Maiah Stewardson, Eamon Farren, Imogen Archer, Fiona Dawson, Grace Dawson. This idiosyncratic, quirky and offbeat coming of age tale has more in common with the droll style of Napoleon Dynamite and the films of Wes Anderson than the sweet natured romcoms of the late John Hughes. It also plays with the familiar tropes of the genre, and embraces the mystery and trauma of growing up. Greta Driscoll (played by Bethany Continue reading

ONE EYED GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nick Matthews Stars: Mark Leonard Winter, Steve Le Marquand, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Craig Behanna. Psychiatry and religion are two crutches that people turn to in times of trouble, seeking help, spiritual guidance and comfort. But these twin sources of help are also double-edged swords and have often been exploited for darker purposes. With religion, the dark side is often the suicide cults with their brainwashing, manipulation and the ability of charismatic leaders to pray on the vulnerable and the troubled. This new low budget Continue reading

ONE-EYED GIRL – interview with director Nick Matthews

by GREG KING Nick Matthews' critically acclaimed dark psychological thriller One-Eyed Girl will have its Melbourne premiere screening Thursday April 23 at 7pm at the Classic Cinema. Having won the Austin Film Festival's prestigious Dark Matters Best Picture Award, Nick Matthews debut film features first rate performances by Mark Leonard Winter (Healing) and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays). A Q&A with the director Nick Matthews, producer David Ngo, and actors Craig Behenna and Mark Leonard Winter will follow the screening. To learn more about the film, Greg Continue reading