Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The ... See full summary »
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As ... See full summary »
This edgy Australian film stars an ensemble cast headed up by pop superstar Kylie Minogue, David Field, and John Lyndon. Various characters interact under strange circumstances, calling to mind movies such as GO and PULP FICTION
Adrift in hostile waters, during the last vicious battles of the Triad societies after explusion from mainland China, The Captain, William, is ruined. He has a shady past, a drinking ... See full summary »
A 6 part ABC Drama series, DIRT GAME delves into one of Australia's oldest and riskiest pursuits-mining.It tells the story of the Industry's men and women-from the faction torn board, to ... See full summary »
One character in this beautifully crafted film buys a book entitled "The Meaning of Life." While we never discover exactly what that book contains, "$9.99" peruses questions about life's meaning with poignancy and affection. It's sad, silly, very human characters are people we know, and real enough so that we might occasionally forget we are watching animation.
This is not a film for the young there is no "action," no "romance," and little to make a viewer laugh out loud. Rather, we are offered a wryly comic look at human nature, best suited for those who have lived enough of life so as to be able to identify with the film's pathetically flawed characters, and look on them with affection rather than impatience or contempt.
Human beings, the filmmakers suggest, are rarely able to communicate with other human beings, even to express love to those they love most. They are even less likely to fulfill each other's hopes and expectations. It is a pessimistic outlook, to be sure, and rather depressing but, in the end, we are left with the message that love not only is possible, it is the only thing that gives life any meaning at all. Love crazy, misguided, or bizarre as it may be is all that matters.
22 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?