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FILM REVIEW: Ruben Guthrie

Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell, 2015)

Have you ever responded with dismay when a friend has refused an alcoholic beverage? Do you live in Australia? If you answered yes to both of these questions, … 611 more words

Short Review of a Favorite Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Logline: In Victoria, Australia in 1900, a group of schoolgirls and a teacher mysteriously vanish without a trace.

Review: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock… 223 more words

Favorite Films

Film Favorites: Picnic at Hanging Rock

In Victoria, Australia, on Valentine’s Day, in 1900, three female boarding school students and their teacher disappeared. Or so Peter Weir’s 1975 anti-genre classic Picnic at Hanging Rock, adapted from Joan Lindsay’s novel of the same title, shows us. 1,506 more words


Strangerland Tackles the Australian Myth

This review originally appeared on The Film Experience.

Kim Farrant’s Strangerland is deeply, uncomfortably Australian. In many ways, it goes right to the heart of the country as a family infiltrate a place that is unfamiliar and even hostile to their arrival. 732 more words


Ariel Kleiman explores the end of innocence in Partisan

Partisan, a coming-of-age morality play, starts with an origin story. A road in a rural area, a dilapidated expanse of housing. It may be muddy and run down and even slightly familiar, but there’s something in the air that is magical, that places it outside the realm of reality and in childhood fantasies. 455 more words


Stone (1974) [Review]

Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt‘s timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s. 486 more words

Movie Review


This week I was lucky enough to sit in the fourth row at the Barbican while Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburg were on stage playing Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot under the direction of the great Andrew Upton, artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company. 284 more words