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The Wave (1981)
Fascinating, but tread carefully
The Wave is a fascinating psychological study brought to life. It manages to successfully humanise the horrors of historic mass-delusion and a frightful mob mentality. However, I would not read the film as 'excusing' the behaviour of Germans caught up in Nazi mass-hysteria, but simply an attempt to explain it. I think The Wave instead serves as a warning against these behaviours.
What about Bill Hicks, Dave
I have followed Letterman in his time at CBS and am a big fan, but I think the way Letterman treated Bill Hicks in the early 90s shows a real weakness. I am not sure if it was on NBC or CBS, but Letterman 'bumped' comedian Bill Hicks because of his cutting edge pro-choice material. If this is the way a veteran treats an up-and-comer, then the show falls short is being true variety.
One of the worst
Despite a lot of competition, this must go down as the worst Australian sitcom - even worse than Bingles!
Although many talented people were on board, it never quite came together. It says that 25 episodes were made, but I doubt they were all ever screened.
Children of the Revolution (1996)
A brilliant take on history
This film shows messes around with history in a way that makes for clever viewing. The performances are spot-on, and it captures the period of reds-under-the-bed Australian life accurately, even if the conclusion does take itself just a touch too seriously.