A child abuse survivor has her day in court
What makes a courtroom drama dramatic? The obvious answer is the verdict: will justice be done? With whodunits, we don’t know what the just result will be and we discover the facts along with the court. But smarter courtroom dramas know that...
In the trenches of a bloody WWI battle.
Some of the greatest Australian movies of all time have tackled war, most notably Gallipoli and Breaker Morant, but apart from 2006’s Kokoda the subject has been ignored in recent years, unlike American filmmakers who’ve been obsessed with...
Tough luck.
Dark and sober Lucky Country is not pretty. There is a body count here and the violence when it comes, is swift and ugly. Still, for all of its bloodshed and its mordant tone of last options (all bad) it is also really quite thrilling.
A flawed but fascinating film
Father Damien, a Belgian missionary, played by David Wenham, arrived in the Hawaiian islands in the early 1870s and volunteered to work in the leper colony on Molokai. Ignoring the advice of his Bishop, Leo McKern, to keep his distance from the...
This is a film where, if you don`t accept the central performance, then it will hold very little pleasure for you.
Honore de Balzac`s 1846 novel Cousin Bette has been brought to the screen with a major star - Jessica Lange - in the title role. She`s a woman without financial or emotional expectations. But when her cousin - Geraldine Chaplin - dies she...