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...
Despite its strong performances, The Bet is let down by its TV-movie look and distinct lack of any characters that could even be described as remotely sympathetic.
In Sydney’s high stakes world of finance, Will (Matthew Newton), a fledgling, ambitious stockbroker, enters into a risky wager with Angus (Aden Young), a suave and wealthy investment banker. The winner of a $100,000 prize will be the man who can...
Greed mightn't be good but it is a subject filmmakers love to explore.The Bet arrives as an Australian version of Wall Street. Problem is, it pales in comparison with that gem from the 1980s. It's the story of a glib young stockbroker Will who ma...
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...