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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

George Miller’s Mad Max series reached massive commercial success with the 2015 installment of the series, Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy. The blueprint for that film, however, was set with this 1981 gem – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. 343 more words

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Goldstone (2016)

Following 2013’s Mystery Road, as more of a “spin-off than a sequel”, Goldstone sees Ivan Sen return with the immensely watchable Aaron Pedersen as Indigenous cowboy detective, Jay Swan. 390 more words

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The Man From Hong Kong (1975)

As far as I know, this is the only Australian Kung-Fu film – and starring Hong Kong film legend, Jimmy Wang Yu (as well as a cameo from one of my all time favourites, Sammo Hung), and George Lazenby, fresh from his brief stint as 007, this is a wonderful piece of ‘Ozploitation’ cinema. 294 more words

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The Rover (2014)

Writer and director David Michod has followed up his 2010 feature debut, Animal Kingdom, with this post-apocalyptic action film set in the Australian outback. Tonally and thematically, this film is very much reminiscent of The Road, or indeed, Australia’s most famous film series, Mad Max. 195 more words

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Bleeding Steel (2017)

With no thought to quality control or reading scripts before signing on, Jackie Chan leapt into 2017 and made it his busiest year since the mid 80’s. 416 more words

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Sweet Country (2017)

This Australian western, from director Warwick Thornton, looks at the brutality and racism of colonial Australia, as an Aboriginal worker is hunted, fleeing after being accused of murder. 455 more words

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Mystery Road (2013)

Set in Australian outback, this neo-western follows cowboy detective, Jay Swan, as he returns from ‘the big smoke’ to work on the case of a murdered Aboriginal woman. 304 more words

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