The Nightingale

The Nightingale Australia (2018) Dir. Jennifer Kent People are different be it through race, colour, creed, religion, geography, politics, or gender yet in many ways we are also the same - cut us and we all bleed, hurt us we all cry. So what is about our differences that even under extreme circumstances we can’t … Continue reading The Nightingale

The Sapphires

The Sapphires Australia (2012) Dir. Wayne Blair “Can you do it blacker?” Not really the sort of thing to say to a group of Aboriginal singers who have endured a measure of racism in their lives but in context, it’s one of the wittier jokes in this musical rage-to…well rags tale based on a true … Continue reading The Sapphires

Little Monsters

Little Monsters (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Altitude Films) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. Kids eh? Who’d have them? Sure, they may be cute for the first few years of their lives and their naivety is endearing but they can also be a handful. In the worst case scenario of a major catastrophe, the … Continue reading Little Monsters

The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie

The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie Australia (1972) Dir. Bruce Beresford Strewth! If you Pommies thought Aussie cinema was all Crocodile Dundee then you’re all a bunch of raw prawns! Fair shake of the pineapple, they’ve been putting out fair dinkum films for a while, but nobody saw them - until a true Aussie statesman and … Continue reading The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie

Bleeding Steel

Bleeding Steel China/Australia (2017) Dir. Leo Zhang Well, I celebrated Jackie Chan’s birthday by watching one of his films and ironically, on the seventh anniversary of this blog I have another of his films to watch, this time one of more recent efforts. I fear however, we’ll be seeing a very different Jackie Chan here… … Continue reading Bleeding Steel

Top Knot Detective

Top Knot Detective Australia (2017) Dirs. Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce Fame can do terrible things to people’s egos if they let it. Many within the entertainment industry seem ill equipped to handle their success and become monsters as a result. The lucky ones finally mature and earn redemption, others are not so lucky, like … Continue reading Top Knot Detective

WWE – Super Showdown

WWE – Super Showdown (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 232 minutes approx. Having proven that a live supershow held overseas is no longer a logistical nightmare with regard to different time zones thanks to the WWE Network, Vince McSenile sends his troops down under for this huge stadium show marking … Continue reading WWE – Super Showdown

Hounds Of Love

Hounds Of Love Australia (2016) Dir. Ben Young Never talk to strangers. And certainly never accept a lift from one. These are the basic rules our parents instil in us from a very early age so why do kids always ignore them? For his feature film debut, Aussie director Ben Young presents a hard hitting … Continue reading Hounds Of Love

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road Australia/US (2015) Dir. George Miller I admit I’m a little late to the party with this film. Australian writer-director George Miller returns to the franchise with which he made his name, whilst also breaking its star Mel Gibson, who made three films in the title role, after thirty years. This fourth … Continue reading Mad Max: Fury Road

The Babadook

The Babadook Australia (2014) Dir. Jennifer Kent It’s fair to say that outside of the occasional hit, Australian cinema has not made the same international impact as other counties have with their films. Actress turned director Jennifer Kent is the latest Aussie to give it a go with this sufficiently creepy viewing experience. Single mother … Continue reading The Babadook