Tag: australian-film-reviews

Blessed Review

Australia Day continues with a day seen through the eyes of seven children and their mothers in a dark ensemble drama.

Dr Plonk Review

A modern black and white silent film? Is it The Artist? No, it's Rolf de Heer's science fiction comedy Dr Plonk.

Bitter & Twisted Review

Australia Day continues as a family comes apart through grief in <i>Bitter & Twisted</i>, a drama starring Noni Hazlehurst.

Beneath Hill 60 Review

Australia Day at The Digital Fix begins with <i>Beneath Hill 60</i>, a true story from World War One.

Wake in Fright Review

A schoolteacher, marooned in an Outback town, discovers a whole dark side to himself in <i>Wake in Fright</I>, also known as <i>Outback</i>, a landmark Australian film from 1971. Once thought lost, it has now been restored. Gary Couzens reviews Madman's DVD.

Monkey Grip Review

Free love and drugs in bohemian Melbourne - but who is addicted to what? Australia Day at DVD Times continues with <i>Monkey Grip</i>, a 1981 drama from Helen Garner's novel featuring an award-winning performance from Noni Hazlehurst. Gary Couzens reviews the Australian Region 0 release from Umbrella Entertainment.

Caddie Review

For his five hundredth DVD review for this site, Gary Couzens looks at a classic and popular hit of 1970s Australian cinema, with a great performance by Helen Morse as a young woman making it on her own in 20s Sydney, released on Region 4 DVD by Roadshow.

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Review

On Australia Day, Gary Couzens reviews an upstanding Aussie fillum, a production that makes one proud to...er no, actually it's <i>Barry McKenzie Holds His Own</i> in which Bazza hits Paris and Edna Everage is mistaken for the Queen of England and kidnapped by the vampire president of Transylvania. Umbrella Entertainment's Region 0 DVD release is very good. The film may well improve after a few cans of Fosters.

Don's Party Review

Meanwhile, the party continues at the Henderson's, as Gary Couzens reviews the Region 0 release of <i>Don's Party</i>, a classic Australian comedy given a fine two-disc release from Umbrella Entertainment.

Libido Review

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 4 release of <i>Libido</i>, a film made up of four shorts on sexual themes, made in 1973 as an early showcase for the then newly-reviving Australian cinema, with strong early roles for Jack Thompson and Judy Morris amongst others. It's uneven and has its dated moments, but at best it's well made and acted and thought-provoking. Umbrella Entertainment's DVD has its shortcomings, but generally presents the film well.

Night of Fear/Inn of the Damned Review

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Australian Region 0 release of <i>Night of Fear/Inn of the Damned</i>, featuring an intriguingly nasty mid-length feature from 1972, banned for a while, plus its much less successful follow-up.

Petersen Review

Gary Couzens reviews the Region 4 release <i>Petersen</i>, an adult drama starring Jack Thompson as a working class man keen to better himself. A key Australian film of the early 1970s is released on DVD as part of the <i>70s Australian Classics: Hexagon Tribute Collection</i> box set.

Long Weekend Review

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Australian Region 0 release of Long Weekend, a creepy tale of nature fighting back. This release, in Umbrella Entertainment's "Oz Classics" series, has some informative extras but the picture quality could be better.

Puberty Blues Review

As Bruce Beresford's new film <a href="getcinemareview.cgi?id=205">Evelyn</a> is released in the UK, <b>Gary Couzens</b> has reviewed the Australian Region 0 release of his 1981 surf movie <a href="index.cgi?page=Review&id=1277&story=4261">Puberty Blues</a>. This release from Umbrella Entertainment via the AV Channel has a good picture and adequate extras.<p><p>

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Review

<b>Gary Couzens</b> has reviewed the UK Region 0 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1198&story=4030">The Adventures of Barry McKenzie</a>, a vulgar comedy about an Aussie in England that gets an appropriately basic DVD release.<p>