Edition: Film Reviews

Riders of Justice

Peter W Sheehan 24 September 2021

This Danish action-comedy tells the story of a soldier who returns home to care for his daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. He is led to suspect that his wife was murdered, and he goes on a revenge mission to find those who were responsible.

READ MORE

The Colony (aka Tides)

Peter W Sheehan 20 September 2021

After nearly all human-kind has been eliminated on earth by multiple disasters, this sci-fi film tells the story of an elite astronaut, who confronts decisions that determine the fate of those forced to remain on Earth, as well as the fate of those who fled Earth, wanting to colonise elsewhere.

READ MORE

Diana's Wedding / Diana's Bryllup

Peter Malone MSC 20 September 2021

The wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 is the point of reference for this comedy/drama from Norway, tracking marriages through the 1980s and 1990s – and then a transition to a wedding in 2020 and how couples have managed, or not.

READ MORE

Pig

Peter W Sheehan 9 September 2021

This American drama-thriller film is the story of a lonely truffle hunter, who returns from the wilderness to the city to try and find his beloved truffle-hunting pig, which has been kidnapped. It explores his search for peace of mind, and criticises a pretentious world.

READ MORE

Ride the Eagle

Peter W Sheehan 7 September 2021

This comedy-drama tells the story of a son unable to claim his inheritance, unless he complies with a wishlist left by his dead mother. He responds to her list, with comic results, and the list helps him find a new purpose in life, as his mother intended.

READ MORE

Streamline

Peter Malone MSC 7 September 2021

Strong Australian drama about a talented teenage swimmer and dysfunctional family conflicts.

READ MORE

The Bowraville Murders

Peter Malone MSC 7 September 2021

Documenting the murder of three Indigenous children in Bowraville in 1990, the poor police investigation, racist attitudes, almost 30 years of on and off investigation and hearings by the New South Wales government.

READ MORE

Joe Bell

Peter W Sheehan 3 September 2021

This biographical drama tells the factual story of a son, who tells his father that he is bullied at school for being gay, and later suicides. The film weaves fantasy and reality together to explore the complexities of a difficult, but ultimately loving relationship between father and son.

READ MORE

Coming Home in the Dark

Peter Malone MSC 1 September 2021

What seems a sadistic terror film develops into a serious probing of treatment of children in institutions.

READ MORE

Eiffel

Peter W Sheehan 29 August 2021

This French subtitled film tells the story of a French engineer, Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built the famous Eiffel Tower for the 1889 Paris World Fair. The film captures Eiffel's determination to create a lasting legacy, as well as the drama which accompanied its construction.

READ MORE

Annette

Peter Malone MSC 24 August 2021

A stylised musical drama, with surreal overtones, about show business parents, their rise and fall, and their daughter, Annette, who has a powerful singing voice.

READ MORE

Disclosure

Peter Malone MSC 24 August 2021

Parents face a challenge when a little girl tells her mother that the young son of a friend has interfered with her. Disclosure had its theatrical release in March 2021, but will be available to rent or buy on home entertainment from 15 September.

READ MORE