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Best Australian Films of 2017

Best Australian Films of 2017

2017, just like 2016 before it, was another stellar year for Australian cinema with a bunch of truly superb films. The quality was stretched across theatrical and streaming, with some of my top 20 films having only being viewed by festival audiences. Without going on too long, I have to say that 2017 was a truly great year in getting to explore smaller Australian films, and has given me increased ...[Read More]

AACTA and the Australian Cinema Conundrum

AACTA and the Australian Cinema Conundrum

So, the 7th annual AACTA Awards ceremony came and went. The ceremony was spread out over two days, with a delayed screening running on Channel 7, followed by a repeat screening to be run on Foxtel at a later date. For those following the game, they would have been well aware of the fact that Australian cinemas night of nights was occurring. However, for the general public, this particular awards c...[Read More]

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]