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#281

Post by jdidaco » January 27th, 2018, 10:19 pm

5. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) 6/10
6. Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1987) 6.5/10
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1. Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995/97) 6/10
2. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007) 7.5/10
3. Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978) 7/10
4. Predestination (Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, 2014) 7/10

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#282

Post by 72allinncallme » January 28th, 2018, 2:29 am

47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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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)
40. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
41. Once Were Warriors (1994)
42. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
43. Whale Rider (2002)
44. An Angel at My Table (1990)
45a. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) 27min
45b. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 32min
45c. Uncle (1996) 6min
46. Body Melt (1993)
47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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#283

Post by fear of 13 » January 28th, 2018, 6:03 am

9. Jack Be Nimble (New Zealand, 1993)
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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)
6. Meet the Feebles (New Zealand, 1989)
7. Housebound (New Zealand, 2014)
8. What We Do in the Shadows (New Zealand, 2014)
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#284

Post by Simba63 » January 28th, 2018, 6:13 am

83. The Sundowners (1960) - 8/10
84. We of the Never Never (1982) - 6/10

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Post by sol » January 28th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Simba63 on Jan 27 2018, 11:09:05 AM wrote:Even if I bought a VHS copy on, say eBay, I still don't have a VCR to play it. :D
And you call yourself a film buff! :hmph: :P Wow, I can't imagine life without a VCR. So much stuff that hasn't made it to disc yet...
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Post by sol » January 28th, 2018, 12:59 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)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)

Fairly engaging drama about a woman trying to make it a single mother and sole breadwinner in the 1920s. Since her husband refuses to divorce her unless he has custody of the kids, they simply separate, which means no child support and therefore lots of going around from job to job. Along the way, she meets some prospective new lovers and the film soon begins to feel episodic, but everything is nicely steered through by Helen Morse's assured lead performance and a lovely (and a tad melancholic) music score.
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Post by sol » January 28th, 2018, 2:23 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)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)

Documentary about a small town in Queensland called, well, you guessed it. The film is more than a tad unfocused, featuring townsfolk rambling on about everything from electrical fans to their dogs. The most interesting people featured are a couple of sexually active thirteen year old girls and the documentary may have benefited from focusing more on them. And no, the girls might have not seen a "live pianist", but they have seen a live something else as 72allinncallme knows all too well (this was the film that convinced him that all us Aussies need subtitles). ;)
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#288

Post by flaiky » January 28th, 2018, 4:21 pm

11. The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir)
I wasn't into this. It feels underdeveloped, and somewhat cheesy despite its deadly seriousness.

12. We of the Never Never (1982, Igor Auzins)
I hadn't heard of this before it was mentioned above, but I looked it up and was immediately interested. Solid drama about the trials of living in the outback in the 1900s, told from a woman's perspective and based on a true story, which makes it even more worthwhile. Some lovely cinematography. I'm not sure why My Brilliant Career has "stuck around" while this is seemingly totally forgotten, it's a film many people would enjoy.
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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:
11. The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir) <_<
12. We of the Never Never (1982, Igor Auzins) :thumbsup:
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Post by Simba63 » January 28th, 2018, 5:24 pm

sol on Jan 28 2018, 05:57:48 AM wrote:
Simba63 on Jan 27 2018, 11:09:05 AM wrote:Even if I bought a VHS copy on, say eBay, I still don't have a VCR to play it. :D
And you call yourself a film buff! :hmph: :P Wow, I can't imagine life without a VCR. So much stuff that hasn't made it to disc yet...
Well, I have always liked movies, but I'm certainly not as sharp as many on this board. I guess I will be a true film buff when I get another VCR. :think:

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Post by blocho » January 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm

1. Boy (2010)

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Post by jeroeno » January 28th, 2018, 6:14 pm

6. Bright Star (2009)

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 28th, 2018, 11:36 pm

48. The Loved Ones (2009)
49. Bush Christmas (1947)
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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)
40. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
41. Once Were Warriors (1994)
42. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
43. Whale Rider (2002)
44. An Angel at My Table (1990)
45a. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) 27min
45b. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 32min
45c. Uncle (1996) 6min
46. Body Melt (1993)
47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
48. The Loved Ones (2009)
49. Bush Christmas (1947)

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 28th, 2018, 11:37 pm

sol on wrote:as 72allinncallme knows all too well (this was the film that convinced him that all us Aussies need subtitles).
Tbf, even the filmmakers thought some of those Cunnamulla lads needed subs :whistling:

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Post by Simba63 » January 29th, 2018, 4:28 am

My first New Zealand watch:

85. Patu! (1983) - 6/10

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Post by Simba63 » January 29th, 2018, 5:31 am

And one from Papua New Guinea:

86. Angels of War (1983) - 7/10

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Post by Mate_cosido » January 29th, 2018, 6:28 am

36. Vigil (Vincent Ward, 1984, New Zealand) 7.5/10

37. Dead Heart (Nick Parsons, 1996, Australia) 7/10

38. First Contact (Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly, 1982, Australia) 8.5/10

39. Tanna (Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, 2015, Vanuatu) 7.5/10
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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

29. Alexandra's Project (Rolf de Heer, 2003, Australia) 7/10

30. Black Sheep (Jonathan King, 2006, New Zealand) 7.5/10

31. Eagle vs Shark (Taika Waititi, 2007, New Zealand) 6.5/10

32. Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer, 1993, Australia) 6/10

33. The Frighteners (Peter Jackson, 1996, New Zealand) 6/10

34. Eureka Stockade (Harry Watt, 1949, Australia) 7/10

35. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982, Australia) 5.5/10

36. Vigil (Vincent Ward, 1984, New Zealand) 7.5/10

37. Dead Heart (Nick Parsons, 1996, Australia) 7/10

38. First Contact (Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly, 1982, Australia) 8.5/10

39. Tanna (Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, 2015, Vanuatu) 7.5/10

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Post by sol » January 29th, 2018, 10:55 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)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)

Memorable bank robbery, but this generally didn't impress me all that much. Heath Ledger's protagonist varies between stupid and foolish throughout and while Bryan Brown was great as a vicious mobster with strong family values, he is not nearly the main character here. A bit too much of the film relies on chance and coincidence for my liking too.
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Post by sol » January 29th, 2018, 4:19 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)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)
25. Spotswood (1992)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)
41. Dogs in Space (1986)

Not very good; poorly acted, full of seemingly random dialogue and even more random (episodic plotting). Michael Hutchence's singing is great, but there is a reason why his acting career never took off and I don't know if anybody else in the cast has really made it as an actor either. I did enjoy the opening sequence though where they explain the origin of the title.
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Post by OldAle1 » January 29th, 2018, 6:18 pm

Already seen, mateShow

1. Sky Pirates (Colin Eggleston, 1986)
2. Starship (Roger Christian, 1984)
3. The Time Guardian (Brian Hannant, 1987)
4. Incident at Raven's Gate (Rolf de Heer, 1988)
5. Lost: The Black Earth (James Cole, 2004)
6. Angel Mine (David Blyth, 1978)
7. 41 (Glenn Triggs, 2012)
8. Wake In Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
9. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982)
10. Dead End Drive-In (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
11. The Stuntmen (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1973)

An extra on the Dead End Drive-In BD, this is a solid if not exactly mind-blowing short (49 m) documentary about...uh, stuntmen. You guessed it! Made for TV and feeling very typical of that era, though this is probably the only Aussie TV work or doc from the 70s I've seen - it wouldn't feel out of place on American television at the time, and I'd guess the same would be true in the UK. Don't know who narrated, perhaps the director, but the narration has that very 70s feel to it also, stuff like "they live for danger. Why do they do it? They don't even know themselves, but the thrill of excitement burns in their veins like the motor oil in the cars they crash off cliffs at 150 mph". That sort of thing. Wouldn't mind knowing what movies some of the segments are taken from but that doesn't seem listed.

12. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982)

Weir's last film before he relocated to the USA to make shit films :lol: or at least to be at the mercy of the Hollywood system, and also a film coming out right as Gibson became an international star. His co-star Sigourney Weaver had already done Alien but the rest of the 80s were even bigger for her as well, so getting all of these folks together on an Australian production made for relatively little money must seem in retrospect a great convergence. And it's a pretty solid film overall, though the copy I watched was a little iffy and I'd imagine the visuals (from the great DP Russell Boyd) were probably more striking than what I saw. Linda Hunt won an Oscar for this as the passionate Chinese-Australian Billy Kwan and she probably deserved it (haven't seen or don't remember much of her competition) and is the moral center here. The downfall of the film to me is Gibson's character, the reporter with a soul supposedly, but a character who is really too much a blank slate, and ultimately the writing overall is a little weak when it focuses away from Hunt's character. I guess the political and moral dimensions interested me more, but were given a bit short shrift due to the need for the big romantic Mel-and-Sigourney story. Still pretty solid film overall.

13. Triangle (Christopher Smith, 2009)

OK so first a question which I'd love to have answered (but probably won't): why the hell was this entirely Aussie-British production filmed in Australia with an all-Australian/NZ cast, pretending to be American with everybody adopting a flat, neutral American accent? Is the attitude that we Americans simply won't accept anything (apart from Masterpiece-Theater-type films about royals and Churchill and such) that sounds "foreign" at all, and that the producers feared it wouldn't even get an American release? Pretty pathetic if that's true, because there sure as hell isn't any reason why this couldn't take place off the coast of Sydney rather than off the coast of Miami. Oh, I guess if you want the audience to make the immediate "Bermuda Triangle" assumption once weird stuff starts taking place? Maybe. Anyway, there isn't any way to write about this in detail without spoiling it all and I don't have the time or energy to do so now so I won't get into details. Suffice it to say that single mom Melissa George joins 5 other folks for a day's sailing fun and things go off in a different direction. I do think this is a film that it's better to know nothing about in advance, it'd spoil the fun, but if plot/narrative aren't of much importance than disregard. I liked it quite a bit and it will certainly profit from re-watches as most such films do, and we seem to be in the golden age for complex narratives dealing with
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. This is far from my favorite of this little category but it's solid and it does in the end have some interesting things to say about motherhood, regret, memory; it may well prove a deeper and more interesting film than what I'm getting from it after one viewing.
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Post by jdidaco » January 29th, 2018, 10:56 pm

7. Second Time Lucky (Michael Anderson, 1984) 5/10
8. The Vintner’s Luck (Niki Caro, 2009) 6/10
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1. Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995/97) 6/10
2. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007) 7.5/10
3. Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978) 7/10
4. Predestination (Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, 2014) 7/10
5. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) 6/10
6. Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1987) 6.5/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 30th, 2018, 12:12 am

50. The Tunnel (2011)
51. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
52. Lake Mungo (2008)
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53. Black Sheep (2006)
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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)
40. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
41. Once Were Warriors (1994)
42. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
43. Whale Rider (2002)
44. An Angel at My Table (1990)
45a. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) 27min
45b. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 32min
45c. Uncle (1996) 6min
46. Body Melt (1993)
47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
48. The Loved Ones (2009)
49. Bush Christmas (1947)
50. The Tunnel (2011)
51. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
52. Lake Mungo (2008)
53. Black Sheep (2006)

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Post by 3eyes » January 30th, 2018, 4:08 am

8. Bomb harvest (Oz 07)
Documentary about Australians training Laotians in disposal of bombs left from the US carpet-bombing in the 70s. On the Children and War list.
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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)
7. Lion (Oz 16)
8. Bomb harvest (Oz 07)
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Post by Simba63 » January 30th, 2018, 5:04 am

Three more from Papua New Guinea:

87. Trobriand Cricket (1975) - 6/10
88. Yumi Yet (1975) - 6/10
89. Ileksen (1979) - 6/10

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Post by sol » January 30th, 2018, 12:04 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)
23. The FJ Holden (1977)
24. Somersault (2004)
25. Spotswood (1992)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)
41. Dogs in Space (1986)
42. Aberration (1997)

Kiwi film about a woman on the lam trying to deal with a rat infection at the cabin where she is hiding out. Turns out, it is no ordinary rat problem and the 'rats' might be monsters, aliens, mutant animals or worse. Some nifty 'rat' point-of-view shots and effectively gruesome special effects, but not really an especially remarkable film overall, though I do like the idea of a creature that becomes automatically immune to whatever treatments are used to destroy others of its species.
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Post by 72allinncallme » January 31st, 2018, 12:00 am

54. Turkey Shoot (1982)
55. Black Water (2007)
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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)
40. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
41. Once Were Warriors (1994)
42. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
43. Whale Rider (2002)
44. An Angel at My Table (1990)
45a. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) 27min
45b. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 32min
45c. Uncle (1996) 6min
46. Body Melt (1993)
47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
48. The Loved Ones (2009)
49. Bush Christmas (1947)
50. The Tunnel (2011)
51. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
52. Lake Mungo (2008)
53. Black Sheep (2006)
54. Turkey Shoot (1982)
55. Black Water (2007)

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Post by cinephage » January 31st, 2018, 12:55 am

04. The Man from Snowy River, by George Miller (1982) 7,5/10

The final sequence is really spectacular, and the plot was not really original, but the pacing is fine. Also, I didn't know there were such landscapes in Australia. I should be blamed for my ignorance, but, these don't get shot very often, usually we get to see outbacks and deserts...

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01. Hunt for the Wilderpeople, by Taika Waititi (2016) 8,5/10
02. Bad Boy Bubby, by Rolf de Heer (1993) 8/10
03. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, by Stephan Elliott (1994) 7/10

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Post by Simba63 » January 31st, 2018, 6:14 am

90. An Angel at My Table (1990) - 6/10

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Post by allisoncm » January 31st, 2018, 7:47 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.
16. Dead Heart (1996) 6/10 Official Australia list - Disturbing
17. Beneath Clouds (2002) 6/10 Official Australia list - Also disturbing
18. Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/k ... ate-story/
19. Monkey Grip - 5/10 Official Australia list - Wasn’t fond of the main character
20. Travelling North - 6.5/10 Official Australia list - Pretty decent characters. About a guy who retires. He’s irascible. Sometimes lovable and sometimes impossible.
21. The Odd Angry Shot - an okay war “comedy”, not very interested in it, but it makes a couple of fair points. And that’s a platinum.
22. Sleeping Beauty 2.5/10 not official - Really wasn’t into it and that’s too bad, because I like Emily Browning and I was eager to check out Julia Leigh’s work.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 31st, 2018, 9:26 am

18. Pipe Dream (2015)

I did everything I could to get into the right frame of mind for this one, but it was boring.

19. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

This felt like Australian M*A*S*H to me. Pretty good movie, and hits the right balance of dark comedy with serious war film moments.

20. King Kong (2005)

Fine, but just doesn't really work with today's social climate.
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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)
10. Babe (1995)
11. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
12. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
13. Dinosaur Island (2014)
14. 'Breaker' Morant (1980)
15. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
16. Two Hands (1999)
17. Charlie's Farm (2014)
18. Pipe Dream (2015)
19. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
20. King Kong (2005)

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Post by sol » January 31st, 2018, 11:39 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)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)
41. Dogs in Space (1986)
42. Aberration (1997)
43. Roadgames (1981)

Very good Australian thriller best entered into with as few expectations as possible. Stacy Keach is a pretty reliable actor and Richard Franklin (of Patrick fame) is a quality director. There is an amazing audio/graphic match early on with a murder cut against the sound of trashcans being knocked over; a good indication of the niftily made film to come.
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Post by sol » January 31st, 2018, 2:08 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)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)
41. Dogs in Space (1986)
42. Aberration (1997)
43. Roadgames (1981)
44. Project: Alien (1990)

Australian financed mystery thriller set in Norway and following a couple of American reporters trying to uncover a possible NATO conspiracy. While the film is not exactly tightly paced or brilliantly acted, it is moody and atmospheric when it counts and all the UFO conspiracy stuff is quite interesting. The low IMDb rating in this case seems really harsh.
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Post by flaiky » January 31st, 2018, 4:41 pm

13. Whale Rider (2002, Niki Caro)
14. Mystery Road (2013, Ivan Sen)

Two films that don't necessarily do much "wrong", and I can understand why they have fans, but just didn't work for me. Both have intriguing settings so I thought I'd at least like them, but the former was just a bit too generic and predictable and the latter, despite starting well, completely failed to engage me. It's incredibly slow and pretty difficult to follow so I just gave up. Maybe that's my own fault but hey ho. Some nice sunrise porn though. Both films are also severely lacking a compelling lead character. I'm really surprised that Keisha Castle-Hughes managed an Oscar nomination; she's good, but I've seen dozens of better child performances. Sorry Keisha, you're still just the annoying Sand Snake in my eyes.
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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:
11. The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir) <_<
12. We of the Never Never (1982, Igor Auzins) :thumbsup:
13. Whale Rider (2002, Niki Caro) <_<
14. Mystery Road (2013, Ivan Sen) <_<
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Post by sol » January 31st, 2018, 4:48 pm

Yeah, Mystery Road is a pretty bland film. Ivan Sen's earlier Beneath Clouds is great though.
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Post by sol » January 31st, 2018, 4:49 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)
26. Black Sheep (2006)
27. Black Robe (1991)
28. Shine (1996)
29. Stone (1974)
30. Dingo (1991)
31. Praise (1998)
32. Jedda (1955)
33. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
34. The Sundowners (1960)
35. Death in Brunswick (1990)
36. Japanese Story (2003)
37. Phar Lap (1983)
38. Caddie (1976)
39. Cunnamulla (2000)
40. Two Hands (1999)
41. Dogs in Space (1986)
42. Aberration (1997)
43. Roadgames (1981)
44. Project: Alien (1990)
45. Death Warmed Up (1984)

This Kiwi horror film had me hooked from early on: neon-lit hospital where crazy lab rat experiments are going on, camerawork running with the characters and turning angular at pivotal points. The opening stretch though is far superior to everything after it. There are a whole bunch of weird and wacky supporting characters, but a little too much of a generic horny teens flick for my liking.
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Post by flaiky » January 31st, 2018, 4:49 pm

That one does sound good, I'll probably check it out, thanks.
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Post by OldAle1 » January 31st, 2018, 5:36 pm

Already seen, mateShow

1. Sky Pirates (Colin Eggleston, 1986)
2. Starship (Roger Christian, 1984)
3. The Time Guardian (Brian Hannant, 1987)
4. Incident at Raven's Gate (Rolf de Heer, 1988)
5. Lost: The Black Earth (James Cole, 2004)
6. Angel Mine (David Blyth, 1978)
7. 41 (Glenn Triggs, 2012)
8. Wake In Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
9. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982)
10. Dead End Drive-In (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
11. The Stuntmen (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1973)
12. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982)
13. Triangle (Christopher Smith, 2009)
14. Eureka Stockade (Harry Watt, 1949)

Solid, very Hollywood-esque historical drama about the Eureka Rebellion in 1854, one of the founding events in Australia's drive towards independence. This was pretty well-made, but like typical American or British (and this is an Ealing Studios UK production) films it feels very simplified and smoothed-over - we see several apparently happy aboriginal people for example, none of whom has a speaking part but who seem to be if not equal then quite well-treated. It all feels very high school history to me, though not un-enjoyable, and the commanding presence of Chips Rafferty as Peter Lalor is a big plus.

15. They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, 1966)

Michael Powell's first Australian film seems to be an attempt to show something of the lighter side (for the most part) of the Australian spirit - the shrimp-on-the-barbie, let's go to the beach, have a Fosters mate side - through the eyes of an Italian immigrant who becomes a bricklayer and falls in love with the daughter of a prominent building magnate. This was all right but it's really overlong at almost 2 hours and it often feels like every character is too close to the bloke stereotype (though without the violence or heavy drinking that one finds in something like Wake in Fright). Powell seems a little too interested in showing just how wacky these characters are, and there's also an undercurrent of "acceptable misogyny" to the whole thing, especially in the song that ends it. On the other hand our hero's journey from totally ignorant barely-fluent immigrant to accepted member of the community is actually quite well charted. So mixed but overall positive; certainly one of Powell's weakest films that I've seen though.
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Post by jdidaco » January 31st, 2018, 10:53 pm

To finish my meagre participation on the Challenge, I decided to go with a collection of films from New Zealand Queer auteurs Stewart Main & Peter Wells,

9. My First Suit (Stewart Main, 1985) 8/10 (29 min), Jewel’s Darl (Peter Wells, 1987) 8/10 (27 min), Twilight of the Gods/Te Keremutunga o Nga Atua (Stewart Main, 1996) 9/10 (16 min) (Total: 72 min)
10. One of Them! (Stewart Main & Peter Wells, 1998) 7/10

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1. Epsilon (Rolf de Heer, 1995/97) 6/10
2. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007) 7.5/10
3. Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978) 7/10
4. Predestination (Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig, 2014) 7/10
5. Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) 6/10
6. Pandemonium (Haydn Keenan, 1987) 6.5/10
7. Second Time Lucky (Michael Anderson, 1984) 5/10
8. The Vintner’s Luck (Niki Caro, 2009) 6/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 1st, 2018, 12:56 am

56. Razorback (1984)
57. Rogue (2007)
58. Man Without Pigs (1991)
59. The Proposition (2005)

And that’s it from me. A rewarding challenge with some great discoveries :)

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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)
40. Sleeping Dogs (1977)
41. Once Were Warriors (1994)
42. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
43. Whale Rider (2002)
44. An Angel at My Table (1990)
45a. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) 27min
45b. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 32min
45c. Uncle (1996) 6min
46. Body Melt (1993)
47. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
48. The Loved Ones (2009)
49. Bush Christmas (1947)
50. The Tunnel (2011)
51. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
52. Lake Mungo (2008)
53. Black Sheep (2006)
54. Turkey Shoot (1982)
55. Black Water (2007)
56. Razorback (1984)
57. Rogue (2007)
58. Man Without Pigs (1991)
59. The Proposition (2005)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 1st, 2018, 3:04 am

23. Predestination (2014, Oz) Michael and Peter Spierig / FTV / Rating: 7+


Total: 23
Films from OZ: 13
Films from NZ: 9
Films from both: 1

That's all for me. I had a lot more set aside to watch but then got gripped in a turkey viewing frenzy that just didn't let up. I'm proud to have contributed 9 1/2 of our New Zealand viewings. Thanks for hosting, Maxwell, I enjoyed your weekly updates and stats. :cheers:

Oz/NZ/Oceania Challenge:
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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
18. Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge – eps. 1-3 (2016, NZ) Peter Burger / FTV / Rating: 6 {72 min.}
19. Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge – eps. 4-6 (2016, NZ) Karl Zwicky / FTV / Rating: 6 {72 min.}
20. Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge – eps. 7-9 (2016, NZ) Michael Duigan / FTV / Rating: 5+ {72 min.}
21. Scooby-Doo (2002, Oz) Raja Gosnell / Rating: 7+
22. Death Warmed Up (1984, NZ) David Blyth / FTV / Rating: 5+
23. Predestination (2014, Oz) Michael and Peter Spierig / FTV / Rating: 7+


Total: 23
Films from OZ: 13
Films from NZ: 9
Films from both: 1

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Post by Simba63 » February 1st, 2018, 4:07 am

91. Man Without Pigs (1991) - 6/10

That will be it for me. A fun challenge which I really enjoyed. Thank you Maxwell for being a great host!

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