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Lake Mungo (2008) - Review

So rarely am I scared of horror films. I mean I often jump during the film when the killer comes into the frame and the score plays into over drive but that isn’t real fear. 340 more words


Culture War: The Dire Condition of Australia's Arts Funding

by Olivia Smith

Australia is a source of incredible filmmakers and visual artists, but funding for our most independent creators is beset by a coalition led by Senator George Brandis, who heads our Ministry for the Arts. 558 more words

Industry Analysis

The Rover - 19/08/2014 @ The Watershed, Bristol.

Despite the predominant sunny weather in Australia, many films of an intensely bleak nature have been set there. Themes include drug addiction (Candy), serial Killers (Snow town, Wolf Creek) and because of featureless dessert, isolation (Tracks, Wake in Fright). 554 more words

Film Review

Predestination (2014)

This is a strangely enigmatic movie riddled with paradoxes and metaphors. I don’t know what role logic plays in the story but when you are talking about paradox in anything, logic can only apply in a limited and specific way. 863 more words


Bonus Genre Month Reviews:The Proposition and Brick

Or: a couple of short reviews I had penned and linked together in one of my patented “just made up on the spot” combinations, namely that they are both products of 2005, they are both depressingly cynical and nihilistic modern reflections of the long history of their respective genres, they are both the first fiction feature films of their respective directors, and they, respectively, fit into the genres I’ve covered in the past couple months: the western and film noir. 1,196 more words

Genre Months

The Film Industry Down Under

For someone who has grown up in Australia, it is quite weird to think about how little Australian produced film and Television I actually consume. To say it bluntly I really cannot stand Australian produced movies and shows. 656 more words


"Where the bloody hell are you?" - An examination into the state of the Australian film industry

In terms of talent, both in front and behind the camera, Australia is an embarrassment of riches. However when it comes to putting that talent together it does not seem to translate to domestic box office success. 786 more words

Media, Audience And Place