Film bits and bobs

100 Bloody Acres (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You know what they say,” observes British backpacker (and keen drug taker) Wes (Jamie Kristian), “You can take the country out of the country girl, … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mark Hartley on Ozploitation, genre and the Cannon canon

First published (in a shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks Mark Hartley is the Australian director behind rambunctious genre documentaries Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) and … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Long Weekend (1978)

First published by EyeforFilm Search a beach long and hard enough and eventually, amidst those countless grains of sand, you are bound to unearth a lost treasure. Long Weekend marked … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Wake In Fright (1971)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks If the principal theme of Ted Kotcheff’s overlooked 1971 masterpiece Wake In Fright (aka Outback) is the thin line that exists between civilisation and bestiality, … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wake in Fright (1971)

Review first published by Film4. Synopsis: Ted Kotcheff (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz) directs this paranoid tale of a teacher’s lofty ideas brought low in the Australian outback. Review: In … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Primal (2010)

As it is screening on Film4 tomorrow night (22 March 2013) in their evening of Monster Movies, here’s my review of Josh Reed’s debut Primal, originally written as part of … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


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