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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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Australian Movie Month: Razorback (1984)

Starring: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr Director: Russell Mulcahy When an old kangaroo hunter is babysitting his grandchild, a giant wild boar (or razorback), attacks and takes the child, but no one believes his story. That is until an American journalist comes to town and goes missing, and soon her fiancee arrives wanting answers.… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Razorback (1984)

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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: 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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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)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Wave (1977)

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil Director: Peter Weir David Burton (Chamberlain) is a lawyer in Sydney, asked to defend five aboriginals accused of murder. The killing seems to be part of a traditional ritual punishment, but as he tries to find out more, no one will talk to him. Burton starts to believe… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Last Wave (1977)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce Director: Stephan Elliot Priscilla is the name of the lavender bus with a giant shoe in the top which the characters travel around in, in this film, and I love how the title is both dramatic and funny. In Australia, two drag queens and a transgender woman decide… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)

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105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, David Gulpilil Director: Phillip Noyce Perhaps better known for action and thriller pics, like Clear and Present Danger for example, Noyce here turned his attention to Australian history and something that for a long time was a bit of a dirty secret: the stolen… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

When a zombie apocalypse breaks out in the middle of the night, Barry's life is destroyed and he embarks on a mission to find his remaining family member, his sister. However, things are also not going well for Brooke.   Genre: Horror Starring: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill Director: Kiah Roache-Turner Ok, I take… Continue reading Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)