Tag: Arts Feature
A young man driving down a remote highway happens across a gruesome car wreck; he finds a dead guy, a frightened young woman, and a suitcase full of cash. This is the set-up for Swerve, a tense, noir-ish thriller set in an isolated outback town, and the first feature in close to a decade from Aussie filmmaker Craig Lahiff.
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 465 (June 4), Film Reviews.
Tags: Alasdair Duncan, Arts, Arts Feature, Craig Lahiff, David Lyons, Emma Booth, Film, Film Review, interview, Swerve
on White, the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking Texan with a rough voice and a rougher sense of humour, has worked his way to the top of the comedy food chain, a long way away from where he started 26 years ago. “At one point I was doing a lot of work for one chain of comedy clubs, and they realised I didn’t have anywhere else to work, so they decided to cut my pay by a third and take away my airfare,” he recalls. “So basically I told them to go eat a steaming bowl of fuck.”
White promptly moved to Mexico with his then-girlfriend, and opened a pottery mosaic factory. “But then this thing called the Blue Collar Comedy Tour happened, which is what made me really popular, and they couldn’t tolerate me living in Mexico. So they said, ‘You have to move back to the US if you want to do this.’”
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 465 (June 4), Live Comedy Reviews.
Tags: Arts, Arts Feature, Brag, Comedy, interview, Live Review, Metro Theatre, Moral Compass Tour, Ron White, Roslyn Helper
Although it’s his first feature at the helm, Get The Gringo director Adrian Grunberg’s impressive resume includes a number of collaborations with Mel Gibson, including a gig as first assistant director on his 2006 Mayan epic Apocalypto. So naturally, when Gibson approached Grunberg with an idea for a screenplay and an offer to co-write and direct it with him, he was happy to oblige. Like many who have worked with Gibson (with notable recent exceptions), Grunberg speaks highly of the man.
Posted: May 29th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 464 (May 28), Film Reviews.
Tags: Adrian Grunberg, Arts, Arts Feature, Film, Get The Gringo, interview, Mel Bibson, Review, Rob Newcombe
Think twice before you bring a 12-year-old along,” actor Daniel Radcliffe cautions me when we meet in London to talk about his new film – which is rated a rather low 12-years-and-over in the UK. “Although there’s no blood and there’s no gore, there’s certainly that fear of the darkness, and it’s the kind of stuff that will freak them out.”