Edition: Film Reviews

History of Australian Catholic film reviews

Peter Malone MSC 25 January 2022

While the Australian Catholic Film Office was only begun in 1976, there has been a long association of Catholic groups with various media, including the press, cinema, radio and later television.

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Catholic Films of the Year

24 January 2022

The breadth and depth of Australian films over the years can be summed up in the following list of winners from the International Catholic Organisation for Cinema (OCIC) Australia.  

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2021 Australian Catholics annual film award

24 January 2022

Nitram, a film based on the events leading up to the Port Arthur tragedy has won the 2021 International Catholic Organization for Cinema (OCIC) Australia award.

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The Hating Game

Peter W Sheehan 23 January 2022

The film is about an attractive, competent young woman, who feels trapped in a office she shares with an ambitious competent young man. Both engage in a game of one-upmanship, when the chance of promotion looms. Events unfold, however, that result in romance between them.

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Nightmare Alley

Peter W Sheehan 21 January 2022

This psychological thriller with a dark edge tells the story of an ambitious alcoholic, who joins a motley array of circus people, some of whom choose to be willing objects of voyeuristic derision. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro in dark fantasy style to brilliant effect.

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The King's Man

Peter Malone MSC 19 January 2022

A very British action adventure: Boer War, World War I, Rasputin and Russia, world conspiracies – and some serious moments in the Western Front trenches.

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The 355

Peter Malone MSC 19 January 2022

A women-led international espionage adventure – variations on Mission Impossible themes.

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King Richard

Peter Malone MSC 19 January 2022

Richard Williams has a powerful plan for his two daughters – Venus and Serena. He believes they will be tennis champions and he trains them with dedication.

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Scream

Peter Malone MSC 19 January 2022

Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new Ghostface emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.

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Stillwater

Peter W Sheehan 17 January 2022

This American drama tells the story of a father who travels from Oklahoma, US, to Europe to be with his estranged daughter, who is serving time in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. At her request, he helps her, and takes action to regain the trust he knows he has lost.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Peter Malone MSC 6 January 2022

Back in 1984, the Ghostbuster team rid the world of monstrous ghosts. Or, did they? Apparently not. But, in 2021, it is the younger generation who have to rise to the ghostbusting occasion.

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Delicious

Peter Malone MSC 6 January 2022

On the eve of the French Revolution, the arrogant Duke of Chamfort fires his chef. In exile, the chef finds a new lease of life in catering for travellers, in effect opening the first restaurant.

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