David Wenham

Lion Review

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the otherwise unapparent character emotions, close the film with a crowd inspiring speech. Roll credits. These sorts of stories are inspirational for a reason – they’re anomalies within the world ...[Read More]

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

The Proposition – 2005 – John Hillcoat – The Last New Wave

It’s Christmas! So, after the year that was 2016, it’s only fair to discuss the most Christmassy film that Australia has to offer. Yep, that’d be John Hillcoat’s dirty, disgusting western epic, The Proposition. Once again, Andrew has dragged Michael Denniston from War Machine VS War Horse kicking and screaming to discuss an uplifting epic about death and retribution in summ...[Read More]

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

71 – Lion, I, Daniel Blake, Southside With You, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters

It’s a bit of a somber episode this one as we cover a few sad films – specifically, Lion and I, Daniel Blake. And then we get a little sadder as we lament the end of President Obama’s running of America with a look at his and Michelle’s first date in Southside With You. There’s something strange about a body with not physical signs of death in The Autopsy of Jane Doe....[Read More]