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Post by allisoncm » January 16th, 2018, 6:46 am

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1. Caddie 6/10 Official Australia list
2. On Our Selection (1932) 4/10 Official Australia list
3. Praise 6/10 Official Australia list
4. Spotswood 7.3/10 Official Australia list - Great performance by Anthony Hopkins! He really knocks it out of the ballpark, especially toward the end. Once particular speech I watched 3x just because it was so good.
5. Stone 2/10 Official Australia list - If you’re into Easy Rider rip-offs, this one’s for you.
6. They're a Weird Mob 5.7/10 Official Australia list- pretty cheesy for Michael Powell, but not horrible.
7. Death in Brunswick 7/10 Official Australia list - Unexpected to find a dark comedy on this list with Sam Neill. Well, it was pretty funny! LOL.
8. Annie's Coming Out (1984) 7/10 Official Australia list - A very sweet and charming movie that reminded me of The Miracle Worker.
9. Looking for Alibrandi (2000) 7/10 Official Australia list - sweet coming of age story about the daughter of Italian immigrants in Australia.
10. The Club (1980) 6/10 Official Australia list - not into sports movies usually, but it got more interesting as it progressed and they focused on the characters.
11. The Devil's Playground 5.5/10 Official Australia list - not my favorite movie about priests/children/etc.
12. Cunnamulla (2000) 5.5/10 Official Australia list - An okay film about people in the Australian Outback. Not ultra-compelling, but okay.
13. Dogs in Space (1986) 3/10 Official Australia list - a film about aimless punks, not really likable
14. Eureka Stockade (1949) 5.2 Official Australia list - Pretty boring and dry.
15. The Shiralee (1957) 7/10 Official Australia list - Pretty touching, especially near the end.

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 16th, 2018, 9:28 am

sol on Jan 15 2018, 10:52:28 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jan 15 2018, 08:22:43 PM wrote:We are also collectively nearly three quarters through the official Australia list, covering 72 unique films appearing on that list. :thumbsup: Silver is pretty easily within reach - but can we collectively get gold? Or (dare I say it?) even platinum?
Well, both Simba and 72a are clearly aiming for Platinum on the Australian list, so it is not question of whether or not we will collectively reach Platinum, but rather when. At the rate that Simba is going, I'd say by January 26 (in time for Australia Day), he will reach Platinum.

Personally speaking though, all that I am interested in is achieving Silver on the Australian list. I sort of have a small unwritten goal of reaching Silver before Simba and 72a do, but as mentioned already, my AU backlog is huge and includes a lot of non-Official films, so I don't expect to get there before they do...
So which movies are missing Maxwell?

Personally speaking sol, all that I’m interested in is achieving bronze on the Australian list :thumbsup:

Will achieve that goal tomorrow (4 away now). After that I will focus on de Heer filmography (if I can get hold of some) some NZ and other Oceania movies and the Low Rated and Sci/Fi/Fantsy Challenge
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Post by sol » January 16th, 2018, 12:53 pm

72allinncallme on Jan 16 2018, 02:28:49 AM wrote:After that I will focus on de Heer filmography (if I can get hold of some)
Now you wish you lived in Australia. ;)

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Post by sol » January 16th, 2018, 1:05 pm

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel in... (2001)

This started out pretty good; some mates discussing a hilarious gay reading of Reservoir Dogs, playing golf with Queensland's vicious cane toad population and so on, but the more the film wore on, the less and less zany/original it became. Noah Taylor (from The Year My Voice Broke) isn't half-bad, all grown-up here, but the overall film I could do without. Pretty cool though to hear some homegrown Spiderbait on the soundtrack.
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Post by Simba63 » January 16th, 2018, 5:24 pm

sol on Jan 15 2018, 10:52:28 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jan 15 2018, 08:22:43 PM wrote:We are also collectively nearly three quarters through the official Australia list, covering 72 unique films appearing on that list. :thumbsup: Silver is pretty easily within reach - but can we collectively get gold? Or (dare I say it?) even platinum?
Well, both Simba and 72a are clearly aiming for Platinum on the Australian list, so it is not question of whether or not we will collectively reach Platinum, but rather when. At the rate that Simba is going, I'd say by January 26 (in time for Australia Day), he will reach Platinum.

Personally speaking though, all that I am interested in is achieving Silver on the Australian list. I sort of have a small unwritten goal of reaching Silver before Simba and 72a do, but as mentioned already, my AU backlog is huge and includes a lot of non-Official films, so I don't expect to get there before they do...
While I would personally love to reach the platinum, I feel the best I can do is possible get gold. I am running into films that in the USA I simply can't find.

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Post by sol » January 16th, 2018, 5:29 pm

Simba63 on Jan 16 2018, 10:24:09 AM wrote:While I would personally love to reach the platinum, I feel the best I can do is possible get gold. I am running into films that in the USA I simply can't find.
Heh. tehe Funny thing is -- unless I'm confusing you with someone else -- you've already seen Annie's Coming Out, which is one of only two films in the list (the other is Pure S) that I am unable to see without forking out over $40 to order them online.
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 16th, 2018, 7:57 pm

6. Shine (1996)

Loved this - story was told well, beautiful shots, and good feelings from this film.

7. Proof (1991)

FotW. Solid watch - I just didn't understand why the blind guy was so absurd...
That weird collections of islands down underShow
1. Slaughtered (2010)
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
3. Walkabout (1971)
4. The Piano (1993)
5. Cunnamulla (2000)
6. Shine (1996)
7. Proof (1991)
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 16th, 2018, 8:00 pm

72allinncallme on Jan 16 2018, 02:28:49 AM wrote:
sol on Jan 15 2018, 10:52:28 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jan 15 2018, 08:22:43 PM wrote:We are also collectively nearly three quarters through the official Australia list, covering 72 unique films appearing on that list. :thumbsup: Silver is pretty easily within reach - but can we collectively get gold? Or (dare I say it?) even platinum?
Well, both Simba and 72a are clearly aiming for Platinum on the Australian list, so it is not question of whether or not we will collectively reach Platinum, but rather when. At the rate that Simba is going, I'd say by January 26 (in time for Australia Day), he will reach Platinum.

Personally speaking though, all that I am interested in is achieving Silver on the Australian list. I sort of have a small unwritten goal of reaching Silver before Simba and 72a do, but as mentioned already, my AU backlog is huge and includes a lot of non-Official films, so I don't expect to get there before they do...
So which movies are missing Maxwell?
Well, that's not as easy to answer for me as what films we've watched, so here's the list of films we've collectively seen from the official Australia list (76/100, if I've counted right):
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‘Breaker’ Morant
40,000 Horsemen
Alvin Purple
Annie's Coming Out
Backroads
Bad Boy Bubby
Beneath Clouds
Black Robe
Caddie
Chopper
Crocodile Dundee
Cunnamulla
Dead Calm
Death in Brunswick
Dogs in Space
Don's Party
Erskineville Kings
Eureka Stockade
Evil Angels
For the Term of His Natural Life
Gallipoli
Lantana
Letters to Ali
Long Weekend
Looking for Alibrandi
Love Serenade
Mad Max 2
Malcolm
Man of Flowers
Monkey Grip
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
Newsfront
On Our Selection
Patrick
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Praise
Proof
Puberty Blues
Pure S
Radiance
Return Home
Roadgames
Romper Stomper
Shine
Spotswood
Stone
Storm Boy
Strictly Ballroom
Sunday Too Far Away
Sweetie
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Back of Beyond
The Big Steal
The Boys
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Castle
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Club
The Devil's Playground
The F.J. Holden
The Getting of Wisdom
The Man from Hong Kong
The Odd Angry Shot
The Overlanders
The Piano
The Sentimental Bloke
The Shiralee
The Sundowners
The Tracker
They're a Weird Mob
Travelling North
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Wolf Creek

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Post by jvv » January 16th, 2018, 10:33 pm

11. Shorts from Tonga - 6.5/10

27 min. 'Aho'eita (2015) - 7/10
15 min. The Legend of Kava Tonga (2015) - 7/10
27 min. Kau Fangota: Gleaners of the Sea (2011) - 5/10
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1. Documentary shorts about Kiribati - 7/10
2. ThuleTuvalu (2014) - 7/10
3. Gary of the Pacific (2017) - 5.5/10
4. Someplace with a Mountain (2010) - 6.5/10
5. Shorts from the Cook Islands - 6.5/10
6. Tinpis Run (1991) - 6/10
7. Tanna (2015) - 8/10
8. Pear ta ma 'on aka The Land Has Eyes (2004) - 6/10
9. Ainikien jidjid ilo boñ aka The Sound of Crickets at Night (2012) - 6/10
10. O le tulafale aka The Orator (2011) - 6/10
11. Shorts from Tonga - 6.5/10

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Post by Simba63 » January 16th, 2018, 11:42 pm

sol on Jan 16 2018, 10:29:52 AM wrote:
Simba63 on Jan 16 2018, 10:24:09 AM wrote:While I would personally love to reach the platinum, I feel the best I can do is possible get gold. I am running into films that in the USA I simply can't find.
Heh. tehe Funny thing is -- unless I'm confusing you with someone else -- you've already seen Annie's Coming Out, which is one of only two films in the list (the other is Pure S) that I am unable to see without forking out over $40 to order them online.
I found them here:

Annie's Coming Out
https://embedy.cc/movies/ejlWUUxNQ2RKZm ... F2cUNWTT0=

Pure S
Part 1 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5isi9q
Part 2 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ith3z

Hopefully viewable wherever you are...

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 16th, 2018, 11:56 pm

33. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
34. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
35. Sunday Too Far Way (1975)
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1. Chopper (2000)
2. Backroads (1977)
3. Long Weekend (1978)
4. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
5. Black Robe (1991)
6. The Quiet Earth (1985)
7. Roadgames (1981)
8. Proof (1991)
9. The Boys (1998)
10. The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
11. Trobriand Cricket (1975)
12. Shine (1996)
13. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
14. Lantana (2001)
15. Radiance (1998)
16. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
17. ‘Breaker’ Morant (1980)
18. Sweetie (1989)
19. My Brilliant Career (1979)
20. Newsfront (1978)
21. The Castle (1997)
22. Patrick (1978)
23. Man of Flowers (1983)
24. Ten Canoes (2006)
25. The Back of Beyond (1954)
26. The Overlanders (1946)
27. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
28. Malcolm (1986)
29. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
30. Puberty Blues (1981)
31. Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
32. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
33. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
34. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
35. Sunday Too Far Way (1975)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 17th, 2018, 12:38 am

My focus this month has been on the other two challenges but I have finally managed to reach double digits here:

9. Starship (1984, Oz) Roger Christian / FTV / Rating: 4
10. Battletruck (1982, NZ) Harley Cokeliss / Rating: 8
11. Boogeyman (2005, NZ) Stephen Kay / Rating: 7
12. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – The Gauntlet (1995, NZ) Jack Perez / Rating: 8


Total 12

Oz/NZ/Oceania Challenge:
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I’m using IMDb Country listings plus filming locations to determine eligibility.

1. Sky Pirates (1986, Oz) Colin Eggleston / FTV / Rating: 4
2. Dead End Drive-In (1986, Oz) Brian Trenchard-Smith / Rating: 8+
3. Alien: Covenant (2017, filmed in Oz & NZ) Ridley Scott / FTV / Rating: 6
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Oz) Paul W.S. Anderson / FTV / Rating: 6
5. Gods of Egypt (2016, Oz) Alex Proyas / FTV / Rating: 5
6. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – The Warrior Princess (1995, filmed in NZ) Bruce Seth Green / Rating: 7+
7. Howling III: The Marsupials (1987, Oz) Philippe Mora / Rating: 8+
8. The Time Guardian (1987, Oz) Brian Hannant / Rating: 5+
9. Starship (1984, Oz) Roger Christian / FTV / Rating: 4
10. Battletruck (1982, NZ) Harley Cokeliss / Rating: 8
11. Boogeyman (2005, NZ) Stephen Kay / Rating: 7
12. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – The Gauntlet (1995, NZ) Jack Perez / Rating: 8


Total 12

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Post by Simba63 » January 17th, 2018, 5:14 am

44. Australian Rules (2002) - 7/10
45. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) - 6/10
46. Roadgames (1981) - 7/10
47. Dogs in Space (1986) - 3/10
48. Stone (1974) - 5/10

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Post by sol » January 17th, 2018, 5:58 am

maxwelldeux on Jan 16 2018, 01:00:53 PM wrote:
72allinncallme on Jan 16 2018, 02:28:49 AM wrote:So which movies are missing Maxwell?
Well, that's not as easy to answer for me as what films we've watched, so here's the list of films we've collectively seen from the official Australia list (76/100, if I've counted right):
Spoiler: click to toggleShow
‘Breaker’ Morant
40,000 Horsemen
Alvin Purple
Annie's Coming Out
Backroads
Bad Boy Bubby
Beneath Clouds
Black Robe
Caddie
Chopper
Crocodile Dundee
Cunnamulla
Dead Calm
Death in Brunswick
Dogs in Space
Don's Party
Erskineville Kings
Eureka Stockade
Evil Angels
For the Term of His Natural Life
Gallipoli
Lantana
Letters to Ali
Long Weekend
Looking for Alibrandi
Love Serenade
Mad Max 2
Malcolm
Man of Flowers
Monkey Grip
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
Newsfront
On Our Selection
Patrick
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Praise
Proof
Puberty Blues
Pure S
Radiance
Return Home
Roadgames
Romper Stomper
Shine
Spotswood
Stone
Storm Boy
Strictly Ballroom
Sunday Too Far Away
Sweetie
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Back of Beyond
The Big Steal
The Boys
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Castle
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Club
The Devil's Playground
The F.J. Holden
The Getting of Wisdom
The Man from Hong Kong
The Odd Angry Shot
The Overlanders
The Piano
The Sentimental Bloke
The Shiralee
The Sundowners
The Tracker
They're a Weird Mob
Travelling North
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Wolf Creek
Based on that list, I am proud to present:

21 Australian movies that we collectively need to see this month to get platinum collectively

4 Angel Baby 1995, in 1 top list Angel Baby Visit IMDb page
7 Babe 1995, in 10 top lists Babe Visit IMDb page
14 Bliss 1985, in 1 top list Bliss Visit IMDb page
18 Careful, He Might Hear You 1983, in 1 top list Careful, He Might Hear You Visit IMDb page
27 Dead Heart 1996, in 1 top list Dead Heart Visit IMDb page
40 Goodbye Paradise 1983, in 1 top list Goodbye Paradise Visit IMDb page
41 Head On 1998, in 1 top list Head On Visit IMDb page
42 The Interview 1998, in 1 top list The Interview Visit IMDb page
43 Japanese Story 2003, in 1 top list Japanese Story Visit IMDb page
44 Jedda 1955, in 2 top lists Jedda Visit IMDb page
46 The Last Wave 1977, in 4 top lists The Last Wave Visit IMDb page
48 The Lighthorsemen 1987, in 1 top list The Lighthorsemen Visit IMDb page
49 Little Fish 2005, in 1 top list Little Fish Visit IMDb page
53 Mad Max 1979, in 12 top lists Mad Max Visit IMDb page
57 The Man from Snowy River 1982, in 1 top list The Man from Snowy River Visit IMDb page
67 Phar Lap 1983, in 1 top list Phar Lap Visit IMDb page
82 Somersault 2004, in 1 top list Somersault Visit IMDb page
86 The Story of the Kelly Gang 1906, in 3 top lists The Story of the Kelly Gang Visit IMDb page
94 Two Hands 1999, in 1 top list Two Hands Visit IMDb page
97 We of the Never Never 1982, in 1 top list We of the Never Never Visit IMDb page
99 The Year My Voice Broke 1987, in 2 top lists The Year My Voice Broke Visit IMDb page
100 The Year of Living Dangerously 1982, in 5 top list

I am planning to watch the following films this month anyway:

Goodbye Paradise 1983
Japanese Story 2003
Jedda 1955
Phar Lap 1983
Somersault 2004
Two Hands 1999

I also own The Lighthorsemen and The Man from Snowy River on DVD, but have decided that I don't need to watch them to attain 75% on the AU list. I *could* do though.

With the rest, quite a few are films that I have seen before and while I could rewatch them this month, do I really want to? :unsure:
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Post by sol » January 17th, 2018, 6:07 am

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

An Official Check (on the Badmovies.org list). The film starts off pretty well, parodying the ridiclous B-movies that tended to play at 1950s drive-ins, plus the final scene is awesome, but everything in between?? I couldn't care zip about the characters and other than a few funny split personality moments (and one cool scene in which a girl's bikini bottoms are ripped off), the vast majority of the film is really a bit of a chore to sit through.
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Post by 72allinncallme » January 17th, 2018, 7:18 am

sol on wrote:Based on that list, I am proud to present:

21 Australian movies that we collectively need to see this month to get platinum collectively
I saw The Story of the Kelly Gang earlier this month, but since it clocked in under 40min it’s not eligble for this challenge.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 17th, 2018, 7:58 am

sol on Jan 16 2018, 10:58:34 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jan 16 2018, 01:00:53 PM wrote:
72allinncallme on Jan 16 2018, 02:28:49 AM wrote:So which movies are missing Maxwell?
Well, that's not as easy to answer for me as what films we've watched, so here's the list of films we've collectively seen from the official Australia list (76/100, if I've counted right):
Spoiler: click to toggleShow
‘Breaker’ Morant
40,000 Horsemen
Alvin Purple
Annie's Coming Out
Backroads
Bad Boy Bubby
Beneath Clouds
Black Robe
Caddie
Chopper
Crocodile Dundee
Cunnamulla
Dead Calm
Death in Brunswick
Dogs in Space
Don's Party
Erskineville Kings
Eureka Stockade
Evil Angels
For the Term of His Natural Life
Gallipoli
Lantana
Letters to Ali
Long Weekend
Looking for Alibrandi
Love Serenade
Mad Max 2
Malcolm
Man of Flowers
Monkey Grip
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
Newsfront
On Our Selection
Patrick
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Praise
Proof
Puberty Blues
Pure S
Radiance
Return Home
Roadgames
Romper Stomper
Shine
Spotswood
Stone
Storm Boy
Strictly Ballroom
Sunday Too Far Away
Sweetie
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Back of Beyond
The Big Steal
The Boys
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Castle
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Club
The Devil's Playground
The F.J. Holden
The Getting of Wisdom
The Man from Hong Kong
The Odd Angry Shot
The Overlanders
The Piano
The Sentimental Bloke
The Shiralee
The Sundowners
The Tracker
They're a Weird Mob
Travelling North
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Wolf Creek
Based on that list, I am proud to present:

21 Australian movies that we collectively need to see this month to get platinum collectively
I have Babe and The Year of Living Dangerously on hold at the library, so I'll definitely get at least those in barring any library snafu. And I'm willing to watch any of the other not named Mad Max.

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Post by sol » January 17th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Already SeenShow
1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)

As mentioned earlier on this thread, I did hope to use this challenge to also make my way through my NZ backlog, and here we go, my second NZ film so far. Meet the Feebles is a very WTF/NSFW type of comedy, but a wildly inventive and imaginative one at that, and a damn sight more entertaining than the vast majority of Australian movies that I have gone through so far this month. It's also a potent reminder of just how excitingly original a filmmaker Peter Jackson was before getting lost in bloated blockbuster epics after crossing over to the 21st century.
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Post by sol » January 17th, 2018, 5:45 pm

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)

This was horrible. A pointless film that pretty much just follows two youngsters through their routines as they work in wrecking yards, hang out at all malls and cruise around hoping to pick up chicks. One of the youths looks uncannily like Heath Ledger from the right angle, but neither actor has an iota of his talent, with neither able to bring out anything likeable or fascinating in their incredibly dull characters.
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Post by 72allinncallme » January 17th, 2018, 10:13 pm

36. Jedda (1955)
37. Samson & Delilah (2009)
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1. Chopper (2000)
2. Backroads (1977)
3. Long Weekend (1978)
4. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
5. Black Robe (1991)
6. The Quiet Earth (1985)
7. Roadgames (1981)
8. Proof (1991)
9. The Boys (1998)
10. The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
11. Trobriand Cricket (1975)
12. Shine (1996)
13. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
14. Lantana (2001)
15. Radiance (1998)
16. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
17. ‘Breaker’ Morant (1980)
18. Sweetie (1989)
19. My Brilliant Career (1979)
20. Newsfront (1978)
21. The Castle (1997)
22. Patrick (1978)
23. Man of Flowers (1983)
24. Ten Canoes (2006)
25. The Back of Beyond (1954)
26. The Overlanders (1946)
27. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
28. Malcolm (1986)
29. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
30. Puberty Blues (1981)
31. Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
32. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
33. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
34. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
35. Sunday Too Far Way (1975)
36. Jedda (1955)
37. Samson & Delilah (2009)

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Post by hurluberlu » January 17th, 2018, 10:20 pm

maxwelldeux on Jan 17 2018, 12:58:32 AM wrote:
sol on Jan 16 2018, 10:58:34 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jan 16 2018, 01:00:53 PM wrote:Well, that's not as easy to answer for me as what films we've watched, so here's the list of films we've collectively seen from the official Australia list (76/100, if I've counted right):
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‘Breaker’ Morant
40,000 Horsemen
Alvin Purple
Annie's Coming Out
Backroads
Bad Boy Bubby
Beneath Clouds
Black Robe
Caddie
Chopper
Crocodile Dundee
Cunnamulla
Dead Calm
Death in Brunswick
Dogs in Space
Don's Party
Erskineville Kings
Eureka Stockade
Evil Angels
For the Term of His Natural Life
Gallipoli
Lantana
Letters to Ali
Long Weekend
Looking for Alibrandi
Love Serenade
Mad Max 2
Malcolm
Man of Flowers
Monkey Grip
Muriel’s Wedding
My Brilliant Career
Newsfront
On Our Selection
Patrick
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Praise
Proof
Puberty Blues
Pure S
Radiance
Return Home
Roadgames
Romper Stomper
Shine
Spotswood
Stone
Storm Boy
Strictly Ballroom
Sunday Too Far Away
Sweetie
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Back of Beyond
The Big Steal
The Boys
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Castle
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Club
The Devil's Playground
The F.J. Holden
The Getting of Wisdom
The Man from Hong Kong
The Odd Angry Shot
The Overlanders
The Piano
The Sentimental Bloke
The Shiralee
The Sundowners
The Tracker
They're a Weird Mob
Travelling North
Wake in Fright
Walkabout
Wolf Creek
Based on that list, I am proud to present:

21 Australian movies that we collectively need to see this month to get platinum collectively
I have Babe and The Year of Living Dangerously on hold at the library, so I'll definitely get at least those in barring any library snafu. And I'm willing to watch any of the other not named Mad Max.

@72: Got it recorded - thanks!
I was planning to revisit Mad Max and watch The Man from Snowy River.
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Post by jdidaco » January 18th, 2018, 12:53 am

I might as well chime in for the triple-challenge fun! Thanks for hosting, maxwelldeux!


1. Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995/97) 6/10
2. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007) 7.5/10

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Post by Simba63 » January 18th, 2018, 5:29 am

49. Two Hands (1999) - 7/10
50. The Shiralee (1957) - 7/10
51. Head On (1998) - 3/10
52. Angel Baby (1995) - 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 18th, 2018, 8:58 am

8. Wake in Fright (1971) <--- My 7000th Check :banana:

This was decent, but underwhelming for me. The basic premise for me seemed to be some guy made bad decisions and then had to live with the consequences. Yes, there was more, and I did appreciate the film, but I had a hard time getting past that.

9. Head On (1998)

It's weird watching an Australian movie about (in part) Greek expat culture. Beyond that, it's a film about the sad reality of far too many in the LGBT+ community.
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1. Slaughtered (2010)
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
3. Walkabout (1971)
4. The Piano (1993)
5. Cunnamulla (2000)
6. Shine (1996)
7. Proof (1991)
8. Wake in Fright (1971)
9. Head On (1998)
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Post by jocularities » January 18th, 2018, 12:10 pm

2. Two Hands (Gregor Jordan, 1999, Australia)

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Post by Simba63 » January 18th, 2018, 6:22 pm

maxwelldeux on Jan 18 2018, 01:58:45 AM wrote:8. Wake in Fright (1971) <--- My 7000th Check :banana:

This was decent, but underwhelming for me. The basic premise for me seemed to be some guy made bad decisions and then had to live with the consequences. Yes, there was more, and I did appreciate the film, but I had a hard time getting past that.

9. Head On (1998)

It's weird watching an Australian movie about (in part) Greek expat culture. Beyond that, it's a film about the sad reality of far too many in the LGBT+ community.
That weird collections of islands down underShow
1. Slaughtered (2010)
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
3. Walkabout (1971)
4. The Piano (1993)
5. Cunnamulla (2000)
6. Shine (1996)
7. Proof (1991)
8. Wake in Fright (1971)
9. Head On (1998)
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Post by Mate_cosido » January 18th, 2018, 6:38 pm

22. Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989, Australia) 7/10

23. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia) 7/10

24. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991, Australia) 7/10

25. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand) 8.5/10
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1. Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009, Australia) 7.5/10

2. The Tracker (Rolf de Heer, 2002, Australia) 7/10

3. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat, 1988, Australia) 5.5/10

4. Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1989, Australia) 8/10

5. 'Breaker' Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980, Australia) 7.5/10

6. In the Wake of the Bounty (Charles Chauvel, 1933, Australia) 6/10

7. Sleeping Dogs (Roger Donaldson, 1977, New Zealand) 6.5/10

8. The Man from Hong Kong (Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang, 1975, Australia) 6/10

9. Smash Palace (Roger Donaldson, 1981, New Zealand) 7.5/10

10. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred Schepisi, 1978, Australia) 7/10

11. Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994, New Zealand) 5.5/10

12. Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010, New Zealand) 8/10

13. The Cars That Ate Paris (Peter Weir, 1974, Australia) 5.5/10

14. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, 2006, Australia) 7.5/10

15. Utu (Geoff Murphy, 1984, New Zealand) 6.5/10

16. Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman, 1986, Australia) 5.5/10

17. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007, Australia) 8/10

18. Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981, Australia) 7/10

19. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (Vincent Ward, 1988, New Zealand) 7/10

20. The Plumber (Peter Weir, 1979, Australia) 8.5/10

21. Man of Flowers (Paul Cox, 1983, Australia) 6.5/10

22. Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989, Australia) 7/10

23. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia) 7/10

24. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991, Australia) 7/10

25. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand) 8.5/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 18th, 2018, 11:55 pm

38. Meet the Feebles (1989)
39. Alexandra’s Project (2003) (l)
Thank you for the rec sol, it was intense!
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1. Chopper (2000)
2. Backroads (1977)
3. Long Weekend (1978)
4. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
5. Black Robe (1991)
6. The Quiet Earth (1985)
7. Roadgames (1981)
8. Proof (1991)
9. The Boys (1998)
10. The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
11. Trobriand Cricket (1975)
12. Shine (1996)
13. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
14. Lantana (2001)
15. Radiance (1998)
16. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
17. ‘Breaker’ Morant (1980)
18. Sweetie (1989)
19. My Brilliant Career (1979)
20. Newsfront (1978)
21. The Castle (1997)
22. Patrick (1978)
23. Man of Flowers (1983)
24. Ten Canoes (2006)
25. The Back of Beyond (1954)
26. The Overlanders (1946)
27. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
28. Malcolm (1986)
29. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
30. Puberty Blues (1981)
31. Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
32. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
33. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
34. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
35. Sunday Too Far Way (1975)
36. Jedda (1955)
37. Samson & Delilah (2009)
38. Meet the Feebles (1989)
39. Alexandra’s Project (2003)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » January 19th, 2018, 4:23 am

13. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Unchained Heart (1995, NZ) Bruce Seth Green / Rating: 8
14. The Demons in My Head (1998, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 7
15. To Become One (2002, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 7
16. Man-Thing (2005, Oz) Brett Leonard / Rating: 7
17. Battlespace (2006, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 2

Total 17

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1. Sky Pirates (1986, Oz) Colin Eggleston / FTV / Rating: 4
2. Dead End Drive-In (1986, Oz) Brian Trenchard-Smith / Rating: 8+
3. Alien: Covenant (2017, filmed in Oz & NZ) Ridley Scott / FTV / Rating: 6
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016, Oz) Paul W.S. Anderson / FTV / Rating: 6
5. Gods of Egypt (2016, Oz) Alex Proyas / FTV / Rating: 5
6. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – The Warrior Princess (1995, filmed in NZ) Bruce Seth Green / Rating: 7+
7. Howling III: The Marsupials (1987, Oz) Philippe Mora / Rating: 8+
8. The Time Guardian (1987, Oz) Brian Hannant / Rating: 5+
9. Starship (1984, Oz) Roger Christian / FTV / Rating: 4
10. Battletruck (1982, NZ) Harley Cokeliss / Rating: 8
11. Boogeyman (2005, NZ) Stephen Kay / Rating: 7
12. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – The Gauntlet (1995, NZ) Jack Perez / Rating: 8
13. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Unchained Heart (1995, NZ) Bruce Seth Green / Rating: 8
14. The Demons in My Head (1998, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 7
15. To Become One (2002, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 7
16. Man-Thing (2005, Oz) Brett Leonard / Rating: 7
17. Battlespace (2006, Oz) Neil Johnson / Rating: 2

Total 17

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Post by sol » January 19th, 2018, 5:47 am

72allinncallme on Jan 18 2018, 04:55:32 PM wrote:39. Alexandra’s Project (2003) (l)
Thank you for the rec sol, it was intense!
:poshclap: Glad you liked it.

The film failed horribly last time I submitted it for the Canon Doubling, so nice to know that there is some support out there.
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Post by Simba63 » January 19th, 2018, 6:37 am

53. The Year My Voice Broke (1987) - 7/10
54. Somersault (2004) - 7/10

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Post by sol » January 19th, 2018, 7:56 am

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)

A decent enough drama, but I did not quite like as much as Simba. Lots of interest going on between a young woman's conviction (without good reason) that her mother has disowned her, to the way she manipulates men just in order to have someone to hang onto in life, but the film is not really all that much about this and, to be honest, I found the protagonist rather dislikeable with all her rashness.
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Post by fear of 13 » January 19th, 2018, 10:17 am

6. Meet the Feebles (New Zealand, 1989)
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1. Long Weekend (Australia, 1978)
2. Long Weekend (Australia, 2008)
3. Braindead (New Zealand, 1992)
4. Wolf Creek (Australia, 2005)
5. Wolf Creek 2 (Australia, 2013)

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Post by sol » January 19th, 2018, 3:00 pm

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)
25. Spotswood (1992)

So, that makes two films this Challenge for which the overall movie would have benefited from more focus on the main character than Ben Mendelsohn's supporting character. Did the makers of this film watch Return Home immediately beforehand or something? Overall, this was a decent film though. It certainly did not do much more than what I expected of it given its look of an Australian Local Hero, but that's fine. It was a pleasant enough way to pass the time with some colourful local characters.
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Post by 3eyes » January 20th, 2018, 2:37 am

6. Gallipoli (Oz 81)
Have shied away from this for a few decades, glad to have seen it at last.
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1. Around the world in eighty ways (Oz 88)
2. Terminus (Oz 15, 94m)
3. For the term of his natural life (Oz 27)
4. Death or liberty (Oz 15)
5. The Children of Huang Shi (Oz 08)
6. Gallipoli (Oz 81)
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Post by sol » January 20th, 2018, 4:40 am

Already SeenShow
1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)
25. Spotswood (1992)
26. Black Sheep (2006)

Now I am more disappointed than ever that we did not have separate AU and NZ+ challenges. The AU films that I have seen so far have been an incredibly mixed bag with far more underwhelming than impressive films overall. By comparison, all three NZ films that I have now seen are not only great, but borderline excellent movies. That said, Black Sheep is probably not for all tastes. It is a little too silly for the killer sheep to ever seem scary or menacing, but the special effects are great and the film gives a whole new meaning to the rumours of what Kiwis do with their sheep.
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Post by Simba63 » January 20th, 2018, 6:28 am

55. The Sentimental Bloke (1919) - 5/10
56. Japanese Story (2003) - 7/10
57. The Devil's Playground (1976) - 6/10
58. The Interview (1998) - 6/10

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Post by sol » January 20th, 2018, 9:10 am

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1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
2. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
3. Inn of the Damned (1975)
4. Letters to Ali (2004)
5. Samson & Delilah (2009)
6. Alison's Birthday (1981)
7. Wendy Cracked a Walnut (1990)
8. User Friendly (1990)
9. Alvin Purple (1973)
10. Alvin Rides Again (1974)
11. Melvin, Son of Alvin (1984)
12. Oz (1976)
13. Patrick (1978)
14. Rogue (2007)
15. Black Water (2007)
16. Return Home (1990)
17. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
18. The Chain Reaction (1980)
19. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
20. He Died with a Felafel... (2001)
21. Psycho Beach Party (2000)
22. Meet the Feebles (1989)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)
25. Spotswood (1992)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)

Also known as the film so good that both Canada and Australia like to claim as it their own. Well, it's not quite as good as all that, but it is a pretty solidly made drama about evangelical priests whose views and convictions of the world are challenged through their intimate experiences with the Native American population in 1600s Quebec. Some really great shots of the protagonist wandering in the vast wilderness and Georges Delerue's music score is divine.
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Post by flaiky » January 20th, 2018, 2:48 pm

9. The Tall Man (2011, Tony Krawitz)
Interesting and well executed documentary about the suspicious death of an Aboriginal man in custody. A satisfying combination of true crime and social studies.

10. Bad Boy Bubby (1993, Rolf de Heer)
Boy oh boy. Has to be one of the most singularly fucked up and bizarre films I've ever seen, but it's totally engrossing, brilliantly crafted, surprisingly funny (in an oh-so-wrong way), and suffused with nihilistic commentary. I love how bitingly anti-religious it is, but oooh this must have ruffled some feathers. It's tough to articulate my thoughts on this one but there's a lot to unpack. I'm definitely going to read some reviews and theories. De Heer has officially entered my favourites directors list.
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1. My Brilliant Career (1979, Gillian Armstrong) :)
2. Ten Canoes (2006, Rolf de Heer) :thumbsup:
3. Samson & Delilah (2009, Warwick Thornton) :clap:
4. Chasing Asylum (2016, Eve Orner) :)
5. Lousy Little Sixpence (1983, Gerald Bostock + Alec Morgan) :thumbsup:
6. Wake in Fright (1971, Ted Kotcheff) :mellow:
7. Muriel's Wedding (1994, PJ Hogan) :thumbsup:
8. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Taika Waititi) :huh:
9. The Tall Man (2011, Tony Krawitz) :thumbsup:
10. Bad Boy Bubby (1993, Rolf de Heer) :clap:
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Post by Mate_cosido » January 20th, 2018, 7:45 pm

26. Forgotten Silver (Costa Botes, Peter Jackson, 1996, New Zealand) 7.5/10

27. Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978, Australia) 7.5/10

28. Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978, Australia) 6.5/10
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1. Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009, Australia) 7.5/10

2. The Tracker (Rolf de Heer, 2002, Australia) 7/10

3. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (John Hillcoat, 1988, Australia) 5.5/10

4. Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1989, Australia) 8/10

5. 'Breaker' Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980, Australia) 7.5/10

6. In the Wake of the Bounty (Charles Chauvel, 1933, Australia) 6/10

7. Sleeping Dogs (Roger Donaldson, 1977, New Zealand) 6.5/10

8. The Man from Hong Kong (Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang, 1975, Australia) 6/10

9. Smash Palace (Roger Donaldson, 1981, New Zealand) 7.5/10

10. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred Schepisi, 1978, Australia) 7/10

11. Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994, New Zealand) 5.5/10

12. Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010, New Zealand) 8/10

13. The Cars That Ate Paris (Peter Weir, 1974, Australia) 5.5/10

14. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, 2006, Australia) 7.5/10

15. Utu (Geoff Murphy, 1984, New Zealand) 6.5/10

16. Crocodile Dundee (Peter Faiman, 1986, Australia) 5.5/10

17. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007, Australia) 8/10

18. Gallipoli (Peter Weir, 1981, Australia) 7/10

19. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (Vincent Ward, 1988, New Zealand) 7/10

20. The Plumber (Peter Weir, 1979, Australia) 8.5/10

21. Man of Flowers (Paul Cox, 1983, Australia) 6.5/10

22. Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989, Australia) 7/10

23. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce, 2002, Australia) 7/10

24. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991, Australia) 7/10

25. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand) 8.5/10

26. Forgotten Silver (Costa Botes, Peter Jackson, 1996, New Zealand) 7.5/10

27. Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978, Australia) 7.5/10

28. Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978, Australia) 6.5/10

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