All-star Event film occasionally struggles under the weight of its own ambition.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Tim Winton’s The Turning is Australia’s best-selling collection of short stories. Set mostly in West Australia’s lonely seaside towns, the book, published in 2005, contains 17 loosely linked stories full of...
A strong and honest melodrama about real people.
Matching Jack has a squirmy kind of emotional truth to it. It’s funny, but it’s not a comedy. It has graphic and harrowing scenes where young kids, cancer sufferers, must endure the awful symptoms of a terrible disease; or else undergo painful...
Subterranean thriller buries plot, unlikable characters and tension.
Universal Pictures has been smart to try to exploit James Cameron’s cache as the executive producer in hyping this Australian-made thriller inspired by a true story.While no one’s claiming Sanctum 3D is a subterranean version of Avatar, is it too...
It was at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney in 1994 that actor Richard Roxburgh made his directing debut with That Eye, The Sky. Based on Tim Winton's book it told the story of struggling rural Australians as seen through the eyes of their young...
Such a feel-good film that you leave the cinema wanting to join the next line dance.
This movie, written and directed by Chris Kennedy, starring Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Matt Day, is a quirky piece of filmmaking, as you would expect from the man who brought us This Won`t Hurt A Bit. It`s about a young country boy, Ralph...