Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.
Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that ... See full summary »
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Based on the novel, Silent Parts, by John Charalambous, An Accidental Soldier is about an Australian soldier who flees the carnage of the Western Front and finds refuge with a French woman ... See full summary »
Darkman and Durant return and they hate each other as much as ever. This time, Durant has plans to take over the city's drug trade using high-tech weaponry. Darkman must step in and try to stop Durant once and for all.
Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years ... See full summary »
Recent controversy over whether Australian cinema is a dead art, funding crisis and what you will is defiantly put to rest in Tom White which details the underbelly of a society Tom (Colin Friels) didn't know existed when an overworked draftsman who never really achieved everything he wanted in life runs away from his life to live on the street. Along the way he meets a variety of characters who change his outlook on life.
The film is certainly not perfect, but is beautifully shot and acted. Director Alkinos Tsilimidos has a unique way of shooting clichéd imagery - a wave rolling in to shore, for example. The acting is fairly uneven and the script often finds itself on the wrong side of lackluster, but the film has a distinctly Australian presence and Friels is fantastic as Tom White.
This film delivers an emotional punch and is overall quite pleasant and rewarding when seen alone on a rainy Sunday afternoon. 6/10.
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