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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Oh, look: another hero. In 1985, apparently sending George Miller’s Mad Max franchise to the hereafter, Tina Turner sang “we don’t need another hero”. Thirty years later, Miller has had a change of heart. Mad Max is back, with another…

Adore (2013)

By far the funniest moment in Adore, Anne Fontaine's farcically po-faced, cross-Oedipal ménage-à-quatre drama, follows Roz (Robin Wright) and Lil's (Naomi Watts) discovery that each woman has slept with the other's son. "What have we done?"…

Save Your Legs! (2012)

Boyd Hicklin directs this touching, though only intermittently funny and rather crass comedy about boyhood dreams and hopes falling under the wheels of middle age and responsibility. Teddy Brown (Stephen Curry) is a thirty-five year old…

Salute (2008)

It would be quite impossible to make an uninteresting documentary about the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, but Australian director Matt Norman gets pretty close with this one, originally released for the domestic Australian…

Lake Mungo (2008)

If you want to find out how to make a movie absolutely drenched in a dark, foreboding atmosphere then you could do a hell of a lot worse than using Lake Mungo as your study guide. Written and directed by Joel Anderson, this faux-documentary…

X: Night Of Vengeance (2011)

The prostitute hoping to get away from it all and make a new life for herself. The young girl new to prostitution who learns a few harsh lessons quicker than she would have liked to. Accidental eyewitnesses to a crime that involves a…

Alien Undead (2010)

I remember years ago when I was sucked into the world of Resident Evil on my Playstation and couldn't wait to get another fix. Something that had the same mix of gameplay and thrills. Something that was of similar quality. A friend of mine…

Snowtown (2011)

More often than not, I like to write reviews of movies before I’ve taken on board too many outside influences and opinions. This helps me keep my own focus and reduces the risk of accidentally repeating some salient point already made by…

Uninhabited (2010)

An interesting premise is never realised to its full potential in this Australian supernatural thriller. Geraldine Hakewill and Henry James play Beth and Harry, a young couple who are dropped off at an uninhabited island for some quality…