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The best Australian films of 2021 so far
Blistering outback westerns, masterful odes, informative documentaries and more.
Aussie drama Five Bedrooms moves into Paramount+ for its new season
Our unlikely bunch of housemates are settling down in Paramount’s upcoming streaming service.
Buckley’s Chance is a placid but pleasant throwback to a less frenetic era of family filmmaking
It’s hard to imagine generations of kids raised on sugar rush spectacles appreciating the pace of this film.
Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story is a moving account of an adventurous life
Our resident diver reviews this new Australian doco about a legendary shark expert and conservationist.
The stone-cold Aussie gangster classic Blue Murder is now on Netflix
Richard Roxburgh plays a real-life corrupt cop in the acclaimed nineties series, finally available to stream from home.
The 25 best Australian movies on Stan
Australia’s own original streaming service has a bumper crop of excellent homegrown cinema.
The 10 essential David Gulpilil movies
The still astonishing David Gulpilil has an absolutely amazing body of work.
My Name is Gulpilil is an empathetic portrait of one of Australia’s finest actors
This sensitively drawn documentary explores the life of the truly unique David Gulpilil.
The 25 best Australian movies now streaming on Netflix
Netflix has a collection of bloody good Australian films.
The trailer and release date for Stan’s Byron Bay teen mystery series Eden
In Stan’s upcoming drama about troubled coastal teens, ‘even home can be a prison’.
Here’s the top titles Australians rented and bought during the pandemic
With more ways than ever to watch at home, a new study from AHEDA reveals a shift from digital purchases to streaming.
The Witch of Kings Cross is a must-see documentary about a pioneering artist
Covers standard everyday stuff like the occult, trance magic and sex magic.
From murderers to magpies: a guide to Australian films currently in cinemas
Australian films are currently going gangbusters at the box office.
Horror anthology Dark Whispers is a vibrant showcase of female Australian filmmakers
There’s vampires, ghosts, mermaids and more in this feast of spooky stories.
Occupation: Rainfall is a rollicking action-packed Australian sci-fi
It’s like Independence Day and the post-apocalyptic bits of The Terminator, but ‘Strayan!
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.