Category Archives: Documentary

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THE CROSSING

by GREG KING Documentary Director: Julian Harvey In 2005 two young Australian adventurers set out to cross Victoria Island, a largely uninhabited and unexplored area north of Canada, near the Arctic Circle. Their journey forms the basis of this fascinating documentary. Having recently graduated from university, Clark Carter wanted to have an adventure and “be [...]

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RISE OF THE ECO-WARRIORS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Cathy Henkel. On his Movies At Dusk program on 94.1FM, Greg King spoke to director Cathy Henkel about the eco-warriors and the challenges of filming in Borneo. To hear the interview click on the link below: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/yk7r7wjga9jectz/190320_002.MP3 One of the key films that screened at the recent Transitions Film [...]

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THE ARMSTRONG LIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alex Gibney. Lance Armstrong is something of a modern American hero. A former teenage cycling champion and cancer survivor he won an unprecedented seven consecutive Tours de France before retiring from the sport in 2005. However, his achievements were always surrounded by whispers of banned substances, illegal drugs and [...]

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AIM HIGH IN CREATION!

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Anna Broinowski Local filmmaker Anna Broinowski is well known for her insightful and provocative documentaries. Her debut film was Hell Bento!, which explored the little known world of underground Japanese counter culture, while her best known film is Forbidden Lies, which uncovered the literary deception of Norma Khouri’s fabricated [...]

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GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Nicholas D Wrathall. Gore Vidal, who died in 2012 aged 86, was towering figure on the American political and cultural landscape for over half a century. In this documentary we get a brief biographical sketch of Vidal, the son of a US senator, born into a life of wealth [...]

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AIM HIGH IN CREATION – interview with Anna Broinowski

by GREG KING On his Movies At Dusk program, Greg spoke to Anna Broinoswki about her film Aim High In Creation. In this documentary, filmmaker Anna Broinoswki learns that a global energy company plans to start coal seam gas mining (or fracking) in a park near her suburb of Erskineville in Sydney. She journeys to North [...]

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MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary. Director: Tom Berninger. Released in cinemas to coincide with The Nation’s Australian tour Mistaken For Strangers is a flawed documentary about the idie US rock band. I didn’t know much about The Nation before I went to see this film, and I emerged from the screening not knowing a hell [...]

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JUSTIN BEIBER’S BELIEVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jon M Chu. Is this the revealing, candid, warts-and-all documentary about the precocious 19-year-old pop star the world has been waiting for? Unfortunately, no! Rather than explore Beiber’s bizarre behaviour on tour, the drug busts and the partying lifestyle, this is a lightweight hagiography, a puff piece squarely aimed [...]

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