Tag: australia-day

The Kid Stakes Review

Restored by the National Film and Sound Archive, The Kid Stakes remains a classic Australian silent comedy, still charming and funny to this day.

Roadgames Blu-ray Review

For Australia Day, a look at Richard Franklin's 1981 thriller Roadgames, starring Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis, released on Blu-ray by Indicator.

The Last Wave Blu-ray Review

The first release on Umbrella Entertainment's Sunburnt Screens label, Peter Weir's classic The Last Wave comes to Blu-ray.

Hearts and Bones Review

An impressive dramatic feature debut from Ray Lawrence, Hearts and Bones is now available to stream in the UK.

Sweet Country Review

Justice itself is put on trial.

Ladies in Black Review

For Australia Day, the delightful comedy-drama Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford from the novel by Madeleine St John.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Review

For Australia Day, Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, about a battle in the Vietnam War where ANZAC soldiers held off a larger force of Vietnamese.

The Chain Reaction Review

The Chain Reaction mixes then-topical anti-nuclear concerns with a conspiracy thriller. On Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment in its Ozploitation Classics line, it is reviewed for Australia Day.

Looking for Grace Review

A young girl goes missing in Sue Brooks's Looking for Grace, and the repercussions for her family and others are wide-reaching. Reviewed for Australia Day at The Digital Fix.

Breath Review

For Australia Day at The Digital Fix, Breath takes us back to the 1970s, and an older man comes between two childhood friends. Based on Tim Winton's novel, Breath is directed by and stars Simon Baker.

Age of Consent Review

For Australia Day at The Digital Fix, Age of Consent, Michael Powell's last full-length feature as director, is an attractive story of older artist James Mason invigorated by younger Helen Mirren.

Australian Cinema and Me

On Australia Day, a look back at the country's cinema from its origins to the present day.

Tanna Review

A story of forbidden love, set and made on the Pacific Island of the title,

DVD Review: Golden Fiddles

Reviewed for Australia Day, this 1991 miniseries from Mary Grant Bruce's novel follows the ups and downs of a family in 20s/30s Australia, on DVD from Umbrella Entertaiment.

Fair Game Review

Some down-and-dirty Ozploitation with Fair Game for Australia Day.

Ali's Wedding Review

Australia Day continues with Ali's Wedding, a romantic comedy which shows that truth is stranger than fiction, on DVD from Madman Entertainment.

I Am Heath Ledger Review

A look back at the life and films of Heath Ledger through his family and friends.