Tag: australian-film-reviews

Reaching Distance Review

A young man finds himself on a very strange bus journey in Reaching Distance

Swinging Safari Review

Stephan Elliott's fast-paced comedy of 70s Australia is at once affectionate, kitschy and savagely funny. Showing in the Oz Film Festival in London.

Blue Review

Blue takes us to various parts of the world intimately connected with the sea, and how they are under threat from overfishing and plastics pollution, and what we could do about it. Showing at the Oz Film Festival in London.

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.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Review

Back in cinemas for its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert is as fresh and camp as ever

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.

Walkabout Review

A key part of Nicolas Roeg's decade-and-a-half great run of films, Walkabout is released on Blu-ray by Umbrella Entertainment.

The Nightingale Review

Jennifer Kent's follow-up to The Babadook is a historical revenge drama, frequently impressive but at times a very tough watch.

Suzi Q Review

A pioneering female rocker, Suzi Quatro takes the spotlight in this documentary profile.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Review

Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith broke new ground in social commentary as well as |Australian Cinema and remains controversial after 40 years.

London Australian Film Festival: Suburban Wildlife Review

Closing night film of the 2019 London Australian Film Festival, Suburban Wildlife is an accomplished coming-of-age story of four Sydney twentysomethings, directed and co-written by Imogen McCluskey.

London Australian Film Festival: Backtrack Boys Review

A moving documentary about BackTrack, helping troubled teenagers finding a new purpose in life, reviewed from the London Australian Film Festival.

London Australian Film Festival: Storm Boy Review

A new version of Colin Thiele's bestselling story, and a remake of the 1976 classic film, showing in the London Australian Film Festival.

London Australian Film Festival: Locusts Review

Plenty of twists and turns as a man returns to the outback town he grew up in and falls victim to an extortion racket.

London Australian Film Festival: Top End Wedding Review

A romantic comedy where the rom has happened and the com is due to making the wedding happen, Top End Wedding is a real crowdpleaser.

London Australian Film Festival: Ghosthunter Review

Jason King is a security guard who runs a ghosthunting business on the side, but digging into his own past brings forth demons in Ben Lawrence's moving documentary, which showed at the London Australian Film Festival.

My Brilliant Career Blu-ray Review

On Blu-ray from Criterion UK for its fortieth anniversary, My Brilliant Career established director Gillian Armstrong and star Judy Davis and remains a classic of 1970s Australian cinema.

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.