Tag: australia

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK 4K Review: Wow. Wow. Wow.

Peter Weir's magical mystery tour from 1975 looks like it was released today in the incredible-looking Criterion Collection 4K edition. This is why Australia is called "Oz."

Friday One Sheet: THE ROOSTER

This dark, moody and minimalist key art from Australian design house Barlow.Agency injects some metaphor and iconography into Mark Leonard Winter's feature film debut, The Rooster. We have featured the design work of Timothy Barlow's company a few years ago for...

Friday One Sheet: LIMBO

The pull quotes filling the open sky here say as much about the film as they do about Australian Carnival Studio's design ethos for the film's key art. Ivan Sen's striking, monochrome new cold case, outback noir Limbo is a...

TALK TO ME Review: From Viral Sensation to Ritual Nerve-Shredding

Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou directed the thriller from Australia, starring Sophie Wilde, Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, and Miranda Otto.

CARMEN Review: Opera Tale Reimagined As Immigration Drama

Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal sing and dance in choreographer-turned-director Benjamin Millepied's debut feature.

Panic Fest 2023 Review: BEATEN TO DEATH Takes Viewers on a Brutal Journey

Thomas Roach stars in director Sam Curtain's extreme-horror film.

Review: SHANTARAM, Australian Fugitive Flees to India, Becomes White Savior

Charlie Hunnam leads the sprawling series, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

Criterion in November 2022: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE in 4K and INFERNAL AFFAIRS Trilogy Remastered

Have I died? Is this Paradise? I say this because I (think) I just read that the Criterion Collection will be releasing Wong Kar Wai's transcendently beautiful In the Mood for Love in 4K. It doesn't really matter when (November...

FAIR GAME Brings Ozploitation Classic Back

Fair warning: Ozpolitation classic Fair Game is returning to North American movie theaters tomorrow. Directed by Mario Andreacchio, the revenge thriller stars Cassandra Delaney as a "wildlife sanctuary boss" who is pitted "against three psycho kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing...

Review: Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Rings Incredibly Hollow

I’m having a really hard time with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. I would like to apologize in advance for my own personal biases leaking into this review, but with my affinity for the subject it is very hard to be completely...

Review: YOU WON'T BE ALONE, Gory, Terrific, Mind-Melting Folk Horror

Sara Klimoska, Anamaria Marinca and Noomi Rapace star in a stunningly-realized horror drama, directed by Goran Stolevski.

Review: BLACKLIGHT, Grandpa Fixer

Liam Neeson and Aidan Quinn star in an action-thriller, directed by Mark Williams.

Exclusive THE TRANSLATOR Clip: Watching a Kidnapping

Watching a brazen kidnapping stirs a man to immediate action. Directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khala, The Translator tells the story of Sami (Ziad Bakri), who fled war-torn Syria and has established a new life as a political exile...

Now Streaming: WOLF LIFE ME Surprises and Startles, PEACEMAKER Gets Bloody Funny Quickly, WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED Entrances

New series from Abe Forsythe and James Gunn, and a documentary by Kier-La Janisse.

Opening This Week: THE TENDER BAR Romanticizes, PARALLEL MOTHERS Twists, HIP BEAT Fights

Also: Garth Jennings' 'Sing 2,' opening Wednesday, December 22, is better than the first one.

Review: THE POWER OF THE DOG Simmers with Anger, Love, and Jealousy on the Waning Frontier

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons star in Jane Campion's Montana-set Western.

Exclusive RISING WOLF Featurette: Making VFX Look Real

Trapped in an elevator! We've probably all spent more time in elevators than we wish, but what if someone diabolical imprisoned you an elevator? And then bounced you up and down within it, and then disclosed other evil plans in...

BUCKLEY'S CHANCE Trailer: Deep in the Outback

"Isn't it dangerous?" she asks. "Very," he replies. Lately, I've grown exhausted from all the endless, unimaginative bloodshed that typically marks far too many horror films, so I've been searching out more films marked as 'family fare,' but, really, I'm...

Review: THE MACHINE, Modest Budget, Great Sci-Fi

Sam Hazeldine, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson and Toby Stephens star. Caradog W. James directed.

Review: HIGH GROUND, Shoot First, Regret Later

Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, and Jack Thompson star in a spellbinding historic action adventure from Australia, directed by Stephen Maxwell Johnson.