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Australian Movie Month: The Proposition (2005)

Starring: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham, Emily Watson Director: John Hillcoat Following the brutal murder and rape at a homestead, Captain Stanley (Winstone) is determined to get Arthur Burns (Huston), the leader of the infamous Burns Gang. He manages to capture Charlie (Pearce) and Mike, two of Arthurs brothers, and… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Proposition (2005)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Jobeth Williams Director: Lawrence Kasdan When one of their close friends from college commits suicide, seven friends return for his funeral, and stay together for a while as a kind of reunion. Old tensions and bonds resurface, and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Big Chill (1983)

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Australian Movie Month: The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1906)

A lot of people don't know that the first feature length film was Australian. Australia used to have a thriving film industry but with American studios owning cinemas and block booking, the industry was killed off til the New Wave in the 70's ushered in a new era. But in 1906, The Story of the… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1906)

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Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Starring: Anne-Louise Lambert, Karen Robson, Margaret Nelson, Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse, John Jarrett, Jacki Weaver Director: Peter Weir At an upper class girls school in 1900, the young students head out for a Valentine's Day picnic near the local geological landmark Hanging Rock, and are warned not to get too close to the rock. Mysteriously,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Winninger, Director: George Marshall In the small town of Bottleneck, crime is at an all time high, until the local drunk is made sherriff. To everyone's surprise, he takes his role seriously, and immediately cleans himself up and hires the son of famous lawman Destry. But Destry Jr (Stewart)… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Destry Rides Again (1939)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Starring: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Director: David Lean Dr Zhivago (Sharif) is a Russian physician with a poets soul. Against the background of World War 1 and the October Revolution, he initially falls for and marries the daughter of his foster parents, Tonya (Chaplin), but as events play out,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki Director: Takashi Miike Five years after a man, Aoyama, loses his wife, his teenage son urges him to get back into the dating game. When he doesn't know where to start, his friend, a film producer, recommends he hold auditions for a fake movie, and he is immediately… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin Director: Elaine May New York Jew Lenny (Grodin) marries Lila (Berlin) and heads off on honeymoon to Miami, but soon finds his wife needy and irritating. Three days into their holiday, he meets Kelly (Shepherd), a beautiful blonde college girl, and falls desperately in love with her, throwing… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

Starring: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake Director: Edgar G Ulmer Al Roberts (Neal) is down on his luck and decides to hitch hike to LA to try to get his girl back. But on the way, he's picked up by a man who just happens to take too many pills and die. Al, afraid… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Detour (1945)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrer, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Four nuns are sent to a remote Himalayan outpost to start a convent in a building that used to be a seraglio. Led by a young and inexperienced nun Sister Clodagh (Kerr) the four women are out of their depth… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)