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Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes Director: Gillian Armstrong Sybylla is a woman ahead of her time in this feminist drama, with Gillian Armstrong at the helm. A beautiful, often funny film, it's the story of a woman who wants more, a brilliant career rather than life as someone else's belonging. Watch below for… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: My Brilliant Career (1979)

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Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

Starring: Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Chips Refferty, Jack Thompson Director: Ted Kotcheff A teacher in a rural Australian town finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere after he gambles away his money. He falls in with the locals and soon finds himself degenerating to their level as the Outback makes savages of everyone.... It's… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Wake In Fright (1971)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Kris Kristofferson Director: Sam Peckinpah Bennie (Oates) is a piano player in a bar in Mexico who finds out that two men are looking for Alfredo Garcia, a man who has gotten the daughter of a Mexican crime lord pregnant, and there's a bounty for the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

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Horror Franchise: Halloween (1978 – 2018)

You know I love a horror franchise, and with is being Halloween, I wanted to bring you a special post. Just for you guys, I watched every Halloween film from 1978 til 2018, and you can't find out all about it here. Oddly enough, until a few years back, I hadn't actually seen these films,… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Halloween (1978 – 2018)

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Australian Movie Month: Storm Boy (1976)

Starring: Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Greg Rowe Director: Henri Safran Mike (Rowe) lives with his recluse father, Hideaway Tom (Cummins) in a remote coastal area of Australia. Lonely and uneducated, he helps his father and adventures by the ocean until one day he stumbles across Fingerbone (Gulpilil), an Indigenous Australian who has been outcast by… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Storm Boy (1976)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Mean Streets (1973)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval Director: Martin Scorsese Growing up in Little Italy, New York, life leads only in one direction. Charlie (Keitel) works for his uncle reclaiming bad debts, a life on the edges of organised crime. But unlike the other people around him, he hopes there might be another way… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mean Streets (1973)

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Australian Movie Month: The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Starring: Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor Director: Fred Schepisi Jimmie Blacksmith (Lewis) is half Indigenous Australian and half white, and is raised by a clergyman and his wife to be "civilised". To them, he's the poster child for their ideas of assimilation and how the life of the Indigenous Australian can be improved.… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Picture Show (1971)

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Cybill Shepherd Director: Peter Bogdanovich Based on the semi-biographical coming of age novel by Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment, and filmed in black and white, this film is the story of Sonny (Bottoms) and Duane (Bridges). The two teenage boys have grown up… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Picture Show (1971)

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Australian Movie Month: The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

Starring: John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles Director: Peter Weir The "Paris" of this story is a small town in rural Australia where Arthur finds himself stranded after he is in a car accident that kills his brother. He takes on a job as a hospital orderly but soon finds out that there's something rotten… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

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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)