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The Proposition: 'Australia. What fresh hell is this?'

The Proposition

Directed by John Hillcoat in 2005, this violent portrayal of early Australian colonialism is set in Winton, Central Queensland in the 1880s. The story devolves upon the violent demise of the fictional Burns Gang (a family of Irish bushrangers). 1,382 more words


Film review: The Proposition

This is an older review of mine, presented here for archival purposes. The writing is undoubtedly different to the present, and the review style may differ between publications.

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Anger and Banality in Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

My article on Ghosts… of the Civil Dead for Senses of Cinema as part of their Key Moments in Australian Cinema series:

The anger that seethes throughout John Hillcoat’s debut feature film, …

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Australian Cinema


Hey-ho. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the cinema, it’s the end of the world again. Where mankind would once have contemplated the apocalypse and its aftermath by way of triptychs and frescos, now it’s repeatedly faced with its own extinction in widescreen, with Dolby Digital sound. 736 more words


Johnny Cash / She Used to Love Me a Lot

Johnny Cash’s posthumous music video, “She Used to Love Me a Lot”. Directed by John Hillcoat.