In David Michôd’s The Rover, ‘Post-collapse’ Australia is a grim and grimy dystopia where blood is spilled with no remorse and a man’s best friend is his…Holden Commodore. Set 10 years after the Australian economy has been obliterated, The Rover’...
Oz prison drama hits all the familiar beats.
I expect some of my fellow critics will attack George Basha’s latest vehicle like a brutal guard with an axe to grind. So much of this Australian caged-man flick is derivative of the 'Grey Bar Hotel’ genre that it’s less a film about prison life...
Outback case crawls towards action-packed finale.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: There is slow burn and then there is Mystery Road, writer-director Ivan Sen’s languid, dusty smalltown western set in a Queensland hinterland rife with racial tension, social malaise and organised crime. Superficially a...
A cleverly told yarn with a swathe of credible characters.
The director, Jonathan Teplitsky, teamed up with barrister come novelist and debut screenwriter Chris Nyst for his second film after Better Than Sex. Gettin' Square doesn't actually mean getting even, in criminal parlance it means going straight....