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Penguin Bloom earns its wings as a solid drama about endurance and rejuvenation
A simple inspirational story is capably told in this Naomi Watts-led Australian drama
9 Australian films to look forward to in 2021
In 2021, expect true stories, docos about everything from dance to democracy, and plenty of famous faces.
The 10 best Australian films of 2020
The best homegrown films of 2020 are a diverse bunch that demonstrate Aussie cinema at its finest.
Australian Netflix thriller Sweet River distinguishes itself in a crowded genre
This homegrown chiller doesn’t quite resonate, but at least it’s a bit different from the status quo.
Australian trailer and release date: Dom and Adrian: 2020
From the creators and stars of Bondi Hipsters, here comes a hilarious retelling of 2020’s apocalyptic times.
Brazen Hussies is a vital account of the rise of second wave feminism in Australia
A raucous, informative and joyous account of a crucial decade in the struggle for equal rights.
Rams relocates 2015’s Icelandic dramedy to Australia, with top notch results
Sam Neil and Michael Caton as sheep farmers….that’s just *got* to work.
Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra is a must-watch Australian documentary
This outstanding doco is first and foremost a tribute to the mighty Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Early look review: High Ground is a stunningly beautiful and meditative Australian western
By turns shockingly violent and stunningly beautiful, this stunning film has been a long time coming.
Australian sci-fi 2067 tries to save the future from mistakes of the past – and almost succeeds
The film is big on ideas, but not crash hot when it comes to grounding them in human motivations.
Creature feature Black Water: Abyss is an undemanding dose of light horror
A rather generic albeit technically adept creature feature, content to colour within the lines.
Australian comedy-drama Babyteeth is a strikingly unconventional first love story
Bittersweet realisations circulate through moments of joy in this story of a teenager’s first love interest.
The 10 best Australian horror movies of all time
Some of this country’s best-ever features were created with one main aim: causing goosebumps.
Paul Hogan returns in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, but can he pull it off?
This sort-of sequel raises an occasional smile but is smug and self-congratulatory.
The Skin of Others is an important documentary about Indigenous Australian veteran and activist Douglas Grant
This documentary about a neglected Indigenous Australian activist and war veteran is important viewing.
The Beach is a soul-replenishing slice-of-life documentary from Warwick Thornton
Watch this sublime documentary and you’ll feel like you’ve been on a holiday.
7 reasons why Looking for Alibrandi is Australia’s best ever teen movie
For a whole generation of Australians, this was a truly formative film.
Why Mystery Road is Australia’s greatest franchise
New town, new case, new dramas, same old Jay Swan. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Stateless should restart a discussion about how Australia treats asylum seekers
This ain’t light viewing, that’s for sure. But it’s pretty damn gripping.
Australian docudrama Wild Butterfly explores the devastating true story of Claire Murray
This film is a powerful reminder that there’s always more to people than meets the eye.
Miss Fisher’s bland leap to the big screen is purely for fans
The greatest mystery is how this stretched out and cheesy movie turned out to be so flat.
In My Blood It Runs is a powerful portrait of Indigenous youth
A powerful documentary that explores Indigenous youth with a lightness of touch.