A simple coming-of-age story that benefits from a great cast and moments of inspired craziness.
What could be cuter than Red Dog – the mutt who stole Australia’s heart in the 2011 crowd-pleaser? Red Puppy of course. And the idea of going back in time to the dog’s origin story also solves the problem of trying to create a franchise when your...
Lock, stock and banal.
TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: Before the stultification sets in, there’s something unnerving about watching a genre picture that might have been put together via algorithm. I’m not sure that a name has been coined for the kind of post-Tarantino, blood...
Ghosts summoned in actorly fashion.
The Darkside is a film about ghosts and ghost stories but it isn’t scary. I think that’s part of the point. It’s the follow-up project for filmmaker Warwick Thornton whose Samson and Delilah feature attained for its enthusiasts instant classic...
It’s difficult not to place Beautiful Kate in an easily defined lineage of domestic Australian dramas, films where the wayward son returns home to the damaged landscape and patriarchal burden of his youth, films where the long simmering...