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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)

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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: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Starring: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H Reiniger Director: George A Romero A follow up to Romero's directorial debut Night Of The Living Dead (though made a decade later), this film sees two members of a SWAT team with two TV executives and their helicopter escape the plague of zombies in the city and hide… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman Director: Mel Brooks The grandson of Dr Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) tires to be taken seriously in America as a scientist, but finds it hard to escape the legacy of having a mad scientist in the family. When he's informed that he's inherited the family… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Young Frankenstein (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A famous mystery writer (Olivier) obsessed with games and automatons invites his wife's lover (Caine) to his home to discuss his impending divorce, but what transpires is a deadly game of cat and mouse... Based on a successful stage play, the film takes place only on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)