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Dave the Necrobumper

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 05:46:02 AM »
Apart from those already mentioned I will plug some of my favourites

Bad Boy Bubby
10 Canoes
The Castle
Kenny

Look forward to reading about your opinion of the movies suggested.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 06:34:24 PM »
There's been some good stuff coming out of Oz in the last few years. Animal Kingdom has been mentioned, but I also really liked:

Van Diemen's Land (2009) - very dark historical drama set in Tasmania
The Hunter (2011) - Willem Defoe tries to find the last Tasmanian tiger in this thriller/drama
Sleeping Beauty (2011) - disturbing mystery with Emily Browning
Snowtown (2011) - excellent but very bleak story of the Snowtown murders, with a riveting performance from Daniel Henshall
The Tree (2010) - touching drama with Charlotte Gainsbourg

For older stuff, check out

The Last Wave (1977) - kind of a modern urban twin of Picnic at Hanging Rock
Newsfront (1978) - nice portrayal of reporting in the 50's from Philip Noyce
Next of Kin (1982) - effective mystery with a good creepy atmosphere
Long Weekend (1978) - a couple's relationship goes sour on a remote Australian beach

There's also the great 2008 doc "Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!".

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 11:08:47 AM »
Wake In Fright!  Hopy crap, what a film.  Still shocking after all these years, recently excavated, rediscovered and re-released.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 08:35:35 PM »
The Tree (2010) - touching drama with Charlotte Gainsbourg

I totally missed this, and never even realised that there was an Australian film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg! Now I will have to go find it.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 06:28:01 AM »
My three favourite home grown movies are:

1. Chopper

2. The Boys

3. The Interview

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2013, 03:57:35 AM »
New Zealand has a few good films too, I really enjoyed Eagle vs Shark, Boy, and Love Birds though I admit the latter was kinda silly/dumb, but I like Rhys Darby so whatever.  If there's a Kiwi thread I apologize for posting in here
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2013, 04:07:48 AM »
I really enjoyed Eagle vs Shark, Boy, and Love Birds
These are all on Netflix instant - nice! Been curious about both Eagle vs Shark and Boy. Will have to check 'em out soon.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2013, 04:23:18 PM »
I watched Mary And Max yesterday, very good :)


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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2013, 03:15:07 AM »
Glad you found it so good. Would you put it in your top 50 animated films?

 

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