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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975): Oblivion in the Outback

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January 25, 2013

Directed by Peter Weir (The Cars that Ate Paris) and adapted for the screen by Cliff Green from the book written by Joan Lindsay. The film has the “unofficial” title of being Australia’s most loved film and it was a critic’s favourite when it opened in 1975. It has since risen to a cult favourite…. Read More ›

Snowtown (2011): Uncomfortable Viewing

This film came highly recommended. It was said to have the same edginess and bite that other Australian films have. Films that I adore like Long Weekend, Rogue, or even Wolf Creek. It was gritty, edgy, grim,  and incredibly hard to watch. Directed by Justin Kurzel (this was his first feature length film) and written by Shaun Grant Snowtown… Read More ›

The Loved Ones (2009): Oddness in the Outback

Every once in a great while you bump into a film that shows not only the underbelly of its protagonists but does it so well that the film becomes unforgettable. Written and directed by Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones is his first feature length film. Considering that this is his first time at bat, he has… Read More ›

Irresistible (2006): Poetic Paranoia

Written and directed by Ann Turner and starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt, Irresistible is a brilliant little psychological thriller. All the actors play their respective roles with conviction and help move the film along at a cracking pace. The film deals with issues of obsession, paranoia, guilt, and abandonment. Shot on what appears to be a rather small… Read More ›

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