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Tales from home

Jasper Jones is in cinemas around Australia now.

It’s the days after Christmas in 1969 in a small town in Western Australia. There’s a feeling in the air that anyone who’s experienced the dying days of the year in Australia, particularly as a child, knows well – that delicate week before the old is shed for the new, where the world goes into a post-Christmas slumber and everything feels for the taking. 1,687 more words


The Overlanders (Australia-UK 1946)

The Overlanders is a highly significant film, an Australian classic helping to re-establish filmmaking in Australia after 1945. The Australian government approached the British Ministry of Information in 1943 in the hope of producing a film celebrating the Australian war effort. 1,085 more words

British Cinema

The Heartbreak Kid (Jenkins, 1993)

Stories that reflect Australia’s embrace of multiculturalism are, thankfully, more common place on cinema screens these days, but more than 20 years ago the same could hardly be said and a piece like Michael Jenkins’s… 1,143 more words

Australian Cinema

Ned Kelly (Jordan, 2003)

Beyond every shifting guise appropriated by the late Heath Ledger there exists the bittersweet temptation to look back with poignancy, to ponder the creative heights all too briefly scaled. 800 more words

Australian Cinema

The Getting of Wisdom (Beresford, 1978)

Ethel Richardson’s 1910 novel about a free-spirited 14 year old country girl refusing to be sculpted and made to fit a mould of British Empire-influenced respectability was adapted with its most important themes and spirited sense of humour intact by Bruce Beresford in 1978. 941 more words

Australian Cinema

The Piano

“The Piano” is as peculiar and haunting as any film I’ve seen.

It tells a story of love and fierce pride, and places it on a bleak New Zealand coast where people live rudely in the rain and mud, struggling to maintain the appearance of the European society they’ve left behind. 173 more words

Film Review

'Hacksaw Ridge' (2016): Review

Directed by: Mel Gibson || Produced by: Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Tyler Thompson… 855 more words

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