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Canopy is High Above the Rest

Canopy begins with a five-minute sequence that sets the scene splendidly for the film to come, but may also test the patience of many viewers. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear of people leaving during it if for no other reason than nothing much happens. 651 more words


The Babadook (Jennifer Kent) 2014 Film4 FrightFest



I’m not proud of it, but I experimented with LSD once at University with my boyfriend. The night we took the small tabs of paper tattooed with strawberries, we were together, alone in my student house during the summer holidays. 496 more words

[Bea's Reviews] Picnic At Hanging Rock by Bea Harper [1975]

Starring: Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Rachel Roberts and Jacki Weaver

Dir.: Peter Weir

Based on the story by the same name by authoress Joan Lindsay, Peter Weir’s adaptation of ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’  is a vague yet eerily disquieting gem of Australian New Wave cinema. 715 more words


'Animal Kingdom' (2010): Review

Directed by: David Michod || Produced by: Liz Watts

Screenplay by: David Michod || Starring: James Frecheville, Ben Mendolsohn, Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Sullivan Stapleton, Joel Edgerton, Anthony Hayes… 920 more words

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Falling for Fell

The way the Australian film industry is at the moment, it’s hardly surprising that there have been several filmmakers this year alone that are finding exceptional and even complex ways of telling minimal stories. 684 more words


Midnight Screaming: Wake in Fright

Australia’s great lost film, Wake in Fright, is a movie of untold wonders that might have been better left untold. Released in 1971, the film is mesmerizing but was nearly lost to the muck from whence it came, fitting considering  it’s bleak, cynical worldview of perpetual loss and… 1,895 more words


Movie: "Adore" with Robin Wright

I have always liked Robin Wright but never actively looked out for her movies – this has all changed since House of Cards. I absolutely LOVE her in HoC and this made me go looking for her other work. 129 more words