Tag: australia

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.

Friday One Sheet: A Tale Of Two Surf Docs, BANGLA SURF GIRLS and NO SURF ON MARS

Today is a study of contrast in posters for surfing documentaries. The first, Bangla Surf Girls, is a study in blue and pink and pastel for a crowd pleasing story of three female teenagers from Bangladesh who trade domestic drudgery...

Now Streaming: 100% WOLF, 98% Too Cute for Words

Ilai Swindells, Samara Weaving, Jai Courtney and Rhys Darby lead the voice cast in an animated Australian feature, now streaming on Hulu.

Rotterdam 2021 Review: Political Cyber-Thriller LONE WOLF, A Visual Experiment With an Allure of Genre Film

Jonathan Ogilvie reimagines Joseph ConradĀ“s The Secret Agent for the era of surveillance capitalism.

Review: RABBIT, Bold and Confident Psychological Horror

Adelaide Clemens, Alex Russell and Veerle Baetens star in director and writer Luke Shanahan's horror mystery from Australia, now streaming on Shudder (US) and Shudder Canada.

Now Streaming: THE NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY, Be a Child Again, Enjoy Silly Laughs and Grand Adventures

Chai Hansen, Luciane Buchanan, Josh Thomson, and Emile Cocquerel star in the series, inspired by 'Journey to the West' and now streaming on Netflix.

Now Streaming: TURKEY SHOOT, And You, My Friend, Are the Turkey

Steve Hussey, Olivia Hussey and Michael Craig star in director Brian Trenchard-Smith's great, great, human-hunting action picture, now streaming on Shudder.

Now Streaming: PATRICK, It's All in the Eyes

Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, and Rod Mullinar star in director Richard Franklin's original telekinesis thriller, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: SUZI Q Rocks and Rolls the Male Establishment

Directed by Liam Firmager, the documentary charts the trail-blazing career of influential rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and musician Suzi Quatro.

Reminder: BABYTEETH Coming Soon, Like, Tomorrow

I feel like a kid in school again whenever I watch the trailer for Babyteeth, which will be available in select theaters and a large selection of digital and cable platforms as of tomorrow, aka Friday, aka June 19, 2020....

Exclusive JUDY & PUNCH Clip: Puppet Show Hits Hard

A show that dates back to the 16th century is turned on its head in Mirrah Foulkes' Judy & Punch, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman as the legendary titular characters. We have an exclusive clip -- NSFW, possibly, due...

RELIC Teaser: True Horror Awaits Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote

Just a few words from the official description of upcoming Australian dramatic thriller Relic were enough to fill me with dread at what I might be seeing. Now that a teaser has been released, I'm more convinced than ever that...

New BABYTEETH Trailer: Growing Up Is Really, Really Tough

Somehow, I survived my teen years relatively intact, physically and intellectually if not emotionally, but that's not a given for everyone, as a rousing new trailer for Babyteeth reminds. Ben Mendelsohn (The Outsider, recently) and Essie Davis (The Babadook, of...

Australian RELIC Heads for U.S. Release in a Dark Summer

Releasing a horror film during the summertime may sound counter-intuitive, but actually it sounds quite fitting for Relic, an Australian dramatic thriller. Promising "a fresh and terrifying twist on the notorious haunted-house tale," Relic stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote...

BABYTEETH Sets U.S. Release: Coming of Age in Australia Is Tough

IFC Films has set a release date in the U.S. for Australian coming-of-age comedy/drama Babyteeth. Lest you fear that is yet one more typical coming-of-age comedy/drama, however, all signs signal 'no, it is not.' Ben Mendelsohn (The Outsider, recently) and...

Review: ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA, Admirable True-Life Prison Break

Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, and Ian Hart star in the true-life thriller, directed by Francis Annan.

Now Streaming: THE MARSHES, Quiet Dread Leads to Bloody Horror

Dafna Kronental, Matthew Cooper and Sam Delich star; Roger Scott wrote and directed.