Category Archives: Australian Films

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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Rosehaven (Sundance) Rated NR

Daniel McCallum returns to his small Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his mother with her business. Starring Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, Kris McQuade, Katie Robertson, Noela Foxcroft. I loved this show. I was surprised by how brilliant it was. The humor is dry and direct, and … Continue reading

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Last Ride (2009) Rated NR

A boy travels across Australia with his dad, who is wanted for a violent crime. Based on the novel by Denise Young. Starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh. Brilliant acting, gorgeous cinematography, and a compelling story line make this … Continue reading

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Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) Rated PG

A film based on the life of Li Cunxin, a boy who was plucked from his tiny village in communist China to dance. Based on the autobiography of Li Cunxin. Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Kyle MacLachlan. Wow, … Continue reading

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Red Dog (2011) Rated PG

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog, who united a community while searching for his long-lost master. Based on the book, Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres. Starring Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Koko, Keisha Castle-Hughes. … Continue reading

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Backtrack (2015) Rated R

A psychologist realizes that his patients are actually ghosts from his past. Starring Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy. Adrien Brody plays the psychologist who realizes that his patients are ghosts from his past, trying to unblock his memory of … Continue reading

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Rated R

Mad Max is back to help a gasoline rich community fight off a group of bandits. Starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston This movie takes a bare minimal plot and uses it to its highest possibility. It’s a high-octane action film with … Continue reading

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A Bush Christmas (1983) Rated G

The Thompson family are struggling to make ends meet in the Australian outback. Then the unthinkable happens two vagabonds come and steal their prize race horse. The kids band together and go after the horse thefts. Based on the novel … Continue reading

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Top of the Lake (2013) Rated TV-MA

When a pregnant 12-year-old Tui is found trying to drown herself in a New Zealand lake. Detective Robin Griffin is on the case to discover how Tui got to the place she’s in but then Tui disappears. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. … Continue reading

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