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The Official Australia, New Zealand & Oceania Challenge - April 2019

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Post by sol » April 30th, 2019, 1:46 pm

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1. The Dressmaker (2015) Australia
2. The Infinite Man (2014) Australia
3. The Sentimental Bloke (1919) Australia
4. All This Mayhem (2014) Australia
5. The Loved Ones (2009) Australia
6. Sweet Country (2017) Australia
7. Young Einstein (1988) Australia
8. Peter Rabbit (2018) Australia
9. 40,000 Horsemen (1940) Australia
10. Hercules Returns (1993) Australia
11. Sleeping Dogs (1977) New Zealand
12. Smash Palace (1981) New Zealand
13. Mr. Wrong (1984) New Zealand
14. Dark Age (1987) Australia
15. Kenny (2006) Australia
16. OtherLife (2017) Australia
17. Little Fish (2005) Australia
18. Wyrmwood (2014) Australia
19. Angel Baby (1995) Australia
20. The Subjects (2015) Australia
21. Brothers' Nest (2018) Australia
22. Hotel Mumbai (2018) Australia
23. Storm Warning (2007) Australia
24. Man of Flowers (1983) Australia
25. 100 Bloody Acres (2012) Australia
26. Berlin Syndrome (2017) Australia
27. The Back of Beyond (1954) Australia
28. Kill Me Three Times (2014) Australia
29. Eagle vs Shark (2007) New Zealand
30. Deathgasm (2015) New Zealand
31. Arrowhead (2016) Australia
32. Fair Game (1986) Australia
33. Nutcase (1980) New Zealand
34. Tickled (2016) New Zealand
35a. The Tickle King (2017) 21min New Zealand
35b. The Amber Amulet (2013) 22mins Australia
35c. Night Cries (1990) 17mins = 60mins Australia
36. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) Australia
37. Chocolate - Strawberry - Vanilla (2014) Australia
38. Erskineville Kings (1999) Australia

39. Once Were Warriors (1994) New Zealand

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My final NZ watch this month and another great one following my excellent final AU watch yesterday. Rena Owen is excellent as a woman torn between the rhetoric that she has been taught ("it's just a woman's lot") and the welfare of her children with the film veering into some dark and uncomfortable yet thematically relevant territory. The makeup for her bruises and scars is frighteningly realistic too. The film never quite gets under the husband's skin though, but this is a relatively engaging look at learned behaviours within violent families and the difficulties of escaping unhealthy relationships.

And that's it for me this month. Thanks for hosting, zzzorf... and providing the occasional stats update. ;) Now I need to watch on while albajos overtakes me for third since there's more hours left in April on his side of the world than mine. :pinch:

Final tally:

AU - 32 films or 78%
NZ - 9 films or 22%

Gee, I had really hoped to watch more NZ films this month. :ermm:
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Post by zzzorf » April 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm

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1. Crackerjack (2002, Australia) - 7/10
2. Jedda (1955, Australia) - 7/10
3. Dying Breed (2008, Australia) - 6/10 (rewatch)
4. The Craic (1999, Australia) - 6/10 (rewatch)
5. Somersault (2004, Australia) - 9/10 (rewatch)
6. Fat Pizza (2003, Australia) - 10/10 (rewatch)
7. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1987, Australia) - 6/10
8. Oakie's Outback Adventures (2011, Australia) - 6/10
9. Housos vs. Authority (2012, Australia) - 5/10 (rewatch)
10. Roadgames (1981, Australia) - 7/10
11. Storm Boy (1976, Australia) - 6/10
12. Somewhere in the Darkness (1999, Australia) - 10/10
13. Caddie (1976, Australia) - 8/10
14. The Black Balloon (2008, Australia) - 7/10 (rewatch)
15. Sweet Country (2017, Australia) - 4/10 (double)
16. Fat Pizza vs. Housos (2014, Australia) - 7/10 (rewatch)
17. Dumb Criminals: The Movie (2015, Australia) - 7/10 (rewatch)
18. My Brilliant Career (1979, Australia) - 5/10
19. 40,000 Horsemen (1940, Australia) - 3/10 (double)
20. The Rats of Tobruk (1944, Australia) - 7/10 (double)
21. Babe (1995, Australia) - 7/10 (rewatch)
22. The Coolangatta Gold (1984, Australia) - 8/10
23. The Alice (2004, Australia) - 5/10
24. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994, Australia) - 7/10 (rewatch)
25. The Great Gatsby (2013, Australia) - 6/10
26. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992, Australia) - 6/10 (rewatch)
27. The Dragon Pearl (2011, Australia) - 5/10
28. Hounds of Love (2016, Australia) - 7/10
29. The Last Wave (1977, Australia) - 7/10
30. Buddies (1983, Australia) - 6/10
31. The Wog Boy (2000, Australia) - 7/10
32. Attack Force Z (1981, Australia) - 6/10
33. Wolf Creek (2005, Australia) - 5/10 (rewatch)
34. Travelling Light (2003, Australia) - 5/10
35. Parklands (1996, Australia) - 1/10
36. Cosi (1996, Australia) - 7/10
37. Mystery Road (2013, Australia) - 7/10
38. The Removalists (1975, Australia) - 3/10
39. Spotswood (1992, Australia) - 3/10
40. Goldstone (2016, Australia) -5/10
41. Son of a Gun (2014, Australia) - 7/10
42. Les Patterson Saves the World (1987, Australia) - 3/10
43. The Sapphires (2012, Australia) - 7/10
44. Tudawali (1987, Australia) - 5/10
45. The Dish (2000, Australia) - 4/10
46. Bran Nue Dae (2009, Australia) - 4/10
47. Next of Kin (1982, Australia) - 7/10 (double)
48. Dr. Plonk (2007, Australia) - 4/10 (double)
49. Long Weekend (2008, Australia) - 5/10
50. Opal Dream (2006, Australia) - 7/10
51. BMX Bandits (1983, Australia) - 7/10
52. Smithy (1946, Australia) - 9/10 (double)
53.The FJ Holden (1977, Australia) - 5/10
54. The Time Game (1992, Australia) - 4/10
55. Wolf Creek 2 (2013, Australia) - 5/10
56. Razorback (1984, Australia) - 5/10
57. Muriel’s Wedding (1994, Australia) - 6/10
58. Sweetie (1989, Australia) - 2/10 (double)
59. Red Christmas (2016, Australia) - 1/10
60. Kenny (2006, Australia) - 5/10 (rewatch)
61. Always Another Dawn (1948, Australia) - 4/10 (double)
62-67. Mystery Road (2018, Australia) - 8/10 (Mini-series 6 episodes)
68. Sons of Matthew (1949, Australia) - 7/10 (double)
69. In Like Flynn (2018, Australia) - 6/10
70. In the Wake of the Bounty (1933, Australia) - 5/10
71. X (2010, Australia) - 4/10

72. Bitter Springs (1950, Australia) - 5/10
73. BoyTown (2006, Australia) - 6/10
74. The Journalist (1979, Australia) - 3/10

75. That Eye, The Sky (1995, Australia) - 5/10
The last movie I needed to watch for the Bonus Challenge, this one given to me by Nathan Treadway. This one was a mixed bag for me, not really sure on which side I fell. Eventually I had to fall on the side of a dislike. While the movie had potential it did get a little heavy handed in places. I will have to say it was one of the more unique movies of the 8 given to me for the challenge.

76-77. 128 minutes of Australian Shorts (in brackets are year-length-cumulative length, then score out of 10 follows)
Marry Me (2008-7-7) - 6
We’ve All Been There (2013-7-14) - 7
Inside (2013-7-21) - 4
The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (1997-21-42) - 4
Harvie Krumpet (2003-23-65) - 6
Drop Bear - (2014-7-72) - 4
Time - (2013-7-79) - 6
A Man Walks Into a Bar (2013-7-86) - 6
The Telegram Man (2011-14-100) - 7
Saw (2003-10-110) - 7
Cargo (2013-7-117) - 7
Disengage (2019-11-128) - 6



So since I am typing this after midnight it is now May and this challenge is done for me. Been an interesting month just watching Australian movies only. I will do a final update of everything in a few days to allow everyone to get their final tally in. See you then.

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Post by Knaldskalle » April 30th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Okay, this is perhaps a bit of a stretch, so I'll be happy to "withdraw" it if you guys don't agree.

3. Shorts from Nauru:
a. Nauru (NFSA, 1965). 20 minutes.
b. Driving Around Nauru in 25 minutes (Trainor, 2014). 25 minutes.
c. Paradise Lost: Who's Going to Save Nauru? (TV Episode, 2001). 20 minutes.

The b. above is just a guy recording his drive around Nauru and posting it on Youtube. He literally drives around the entire island in 25 minutes, that's how small a country it is and that's probably also why there are no feature films from there and next to nothing that isn't a "foreign" documentary of one kind or another.

Bonus Challenge 3 count: 3 (Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru).

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1. Shorts from Cook Islands:
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a. Little Girl's War Cry (2013). 17 mins.
b. Dog Save the Queen (2013). 15 mins.
c. Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song (2013). 13 mins.
d. Footsteps: The Legend of One Foot Island Aitutaki (2013?). 14 mins.
e. The Offshore Pirate (2013). 28 minutes.
2. The Land Has Eyes (Hereniko, 2004) Fiji.
3. Shorts from Nauru:
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a. Nauru (NFSA, 1965). 20 minutes.
b. Driving Around Nauru in 25 minutes (Trainor, 2014). 25 minutes.
c. Paradise Lost: Who's Going to Save Nauru? (TV Episode, 2001). 20 minutes.
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Post by peeptoad » April 30th, 2019, 5:59 pm

No time for any more views so I tap out. Thanks for hosting, zzzorf!

my top ftv= Harlequin aka Dark Forces (1980)

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Post by albajos » April 30th, 2019, 6:16 pm

39. Australia After Dark (1975) Australia 8 checks
I started with Australia so I might as well end it with Ausytalia After Dark. Made as a documentary there are way too many staged sequences, so blink and you'll miss the actually real characters they visit. It tries to be progressive, but it all still seem outdated today.

And that's it. 39 movies from 5 different countries of the area.
My favorite in the challenge was O le tulafale (2011) which will be my DtC-nominee next year.
Thanks for hosting, zzzorf

Off. list progress
+10 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema (27,0%)

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01. Australia (2008) Australia | UK | USA 1 official list 16 055 checks
02. The Lovely Bones (2009) New Zeland | UK | USA 12 168 checks
03. Around the Block (2013) Australia | USA 28 checks
04. All This Mayhem (2014) Australia | UK 133 checks [double]
05. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) Australia | USA 24 checks
06. Gallipoli (1981) Australia 5 official lists 3 903 checks
07. 'Breaker' Morant (1980) Australia 5 official lists 1 416 checks
08. My Brilliant Career (1979) Australia 6 official lists 784 checks
09. Oddball (2015) Australia 47 checks
10. Red Dog (2011) Australia | USA 408 checks
11. Red Dog: True Blue (2016) Australia 14 checks
12. Evil Angels (1988) aka A Cry in the Dark Australia 1 official list 531 checks
13. $9.99 (2008) Australia | Israel 228 checks [double]
14. Raising the Bar (2016) Australia 45 checks
15. Going for Gold (2018) Australia 11 checks
16. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) Australia | USA 1 677 checks
17. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) Australia | USA 5 official lists 1 999 checks
18. Flirting (1991) Australia 287 checks
19. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) Australia 4 official lists 3 331 checks
20. Paperback Hero (1999) Australia 73 checks
21. Animal Kingdom (2010) Australia 1 official list 4 629 checks
22. Romper Stomper (1992) Australia 3 official lists 4 095 checks
23. BMX Bandits (1983) Australia 288 checks
24. Meet the Feebles (1989) New Zealand 3 official lists 1 882 checks
25. Stone (1974) Australia 1 official list 108 checks
26. Eliza Fraser (1976) Australia 4 checks
27. High Tide (1987) Australia 42 checks
28. Sleeping Beauty (2011) Australia 2 421 checks
29. The Tracker (2002) Australia 2 official lists 247 checks
30. Tanna (2015) Australia | Vanuatu 1 official list 298 checks
31. Bush Christmas (1947) Australia | UK 199 checks [double]
32. Next of Kin (1982) Australia | New Zealand 92 checks [double]
33. The Pirate Movie (1982) Australia 145 checks
34. The Year My Voice Broke (1987) Australia 2 official lists 263 checks
35. Following the Way (2010) Papua New Guinea 2 checks
36. O le tulafale (2011) Samoa | New Zealand 17 checks
37. Summerfield (1977) Australia 18 checks [double]
38. Maslin Beach (1997) Australia 6 checks

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Post by Nathan Treadway » April 30th, 2019, 6:55 pm

zzzorf wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm
75. That Eye, The Sky (1995, Australia) - 5/10
The last movie I needed to watch for the Bonus Challenge, this one given to me by Nathan Treadway. This one was a mixed bag for me, not really sure on which side I fell. Eventually I had to fall on the side of a dislike. While the movie had potential it did get a little heavy handed in places. I will have to say it was one of the more unique movies of the 8 given to me for the challenge.
Yeah, it can be pretty heavy handed, but, that's something that generally doesn't bother me much (unlike most), which is way I was slightly apprehensive about the recommendation. But, I was curious to hear another opinion on it. Hopefully it didn't feel like a complete waste of time for you. Either way, I'm glad you at least gave it a shot!

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Post by zzzorf » April 30th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 6:55 pm
zzzorf wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm
75. That Eye, The Sky (1995, Australia) - 5/10
The last movie I needed to watch for the Bonus Challenge, this one given to me by Nathan Treadway. This one was a mixed bag for me, not really sure on which side I fell. Eventually I had to fall on the side of a dislike. While the movie had potential it did get a little heavy handed in places. I will have to say it was one of the more unique movies of the 8 given to me for the challenge.
Yeah, it can be pretty heavy handed, but, that's something that generally doesn't bother me much (unlike most), which is way I was slightly apprehensive about the recommendation. But, I was curious to hear another opinion on it. Hopefully it didn't feel like a complete waste of time for you. Either way, I'm glad you at least gave it a shot!

No I wouldn't call it a waste of my time, it was definitely wort bu the watch. After doing a little research on it I have to wonder what the original before the cuts would have been, the consensus seems that the movie was made worse because of it.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » May 1st, 2019, 2:47 am

1. That Sugar Film (2014)

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 1st, 2019, 4:12 am

My last entry for this challenge:

4. Someplace with a Mountain (Goodall, 2010). Documentary about a remote group of small islands within the Federated States of Micronesia that are vanishing due to global warming. The people living there knew that the ocean had been rising (and destrying their crops) but were unaware that it was projected to continue and that the islands will disappear. They immediately realized that they were in deep trouble and asked for help. 800 miles away, on the (somewhat larger) island of Yap, they talk about making room for the people who'll be homeless within a lifetime. An interesting watch.

Bonus Challenge 3 count: 4 (Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Micronesia).

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1. Shorts from Cook Islands:
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a. Little Girl's War Cry (2013). 17 mins.
b. Dog Save the Queen (2013). 15 mins.
c. Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song (2013). 13 mins.
d. Footsteps: The Legend of One Foot Island Aitutaki (2013?). 14 mins.
e. The Offshore Pirate (2013). 28 minutes.
2. The Land Has Eyes (Hereniko, 2004) Fiji.
3. Shorts from Nauru:
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a. Nauru (NFSA, 1965). 20 minutes.
b. Driving Around Nauru in 25 minutes (Trainor, 2014). 25 minutes.
c. Paradise Lost: Who's Going to Save Nauru? (TV Episode, 2001). 20 minutes.
4. Someplace with a Mountain (Goodall, 2010).
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Post by ororama » May 1st, 2019, 11:03 am

12. Harlequin (1980) * 95 min.

This was a movie that I've been meaning to watch for a long time, so that alone makes this challenge a success for me.


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1. Fresh Meat (2012, New Zealand) * 91 min.
2-10. The Doctor Blake Mysteries: The Heart of the Matter (2014, Australia) * 57 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: The Food of Love (2014, Australia) * 55 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: A Foreign Field (2014, Australia) * 56 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Smoke and Mirrors (2014, Australia) * 56 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Crossing the Line (2014, Australia) * 55 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Mortal Coil (2014, Australia) * 53 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: The Silence (2014, Australia) * 53 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: The Ties of the Past (2014, Australia) * 53 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: The Sky Is Empty (2014, Australia) * 54 min.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: An Invincible Summer (2014, Australia) * 56 min.
11. The Plumber (1979) 77 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 1st, 2019, 1:11 pm

Last post of the challenge! Thanks for hosting zzzorf! It's always cool to dig into a specific region's culture and this was no exception.

78. Beneath Clouds (2002)
79. Hounds of Love (2016)
80. Predestination (2014)
81. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
82. Boys in the Trees (2016)
83. Jedda (1955)
84. The Devil's Playground (1976)
85. Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016)
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1. The Big Steal (1990)
2. Letters to Ali (2004)
3. Australia (2008)
4. Radiance (1998)
5. Cargo (2017)
6. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
7. Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
8. The Pack (2015)
9. Proof (1991)
10. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
11. Lemon Tree Passage (2013)
12. Japanese Story (2003)
13. Once Were Warriors (1994)
14. Wyrmwood (2014)
15. Angel Baby (1995)
16. BMX Bandits (1983)
17. The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
18. Kung Fu Killers (1974)
19. Day of the Panther (1988)
20. Goodbye Paradise (1983)
21. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
22. Love Serenade (1996)
23. The Lighthorsemen (1987)
24. Snapshot (1979)
25. Felicity (1978)
26. The ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style (1978)
27. Evil Angels (1988)
28. Alvin Purple (1973)
29. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
30. The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
31. Ten Canoes (2006)
32. Bush Christmas (1947)
33. The Sentimental Bloke (1919)
34. For the Term of His Natural Life (1927)
35. Two Hands (1999)
36. Black Robe (1991)
37. Dr. Plonk (2007)
38. The Club (1980)
39. Stone (1974)
40. The Stuntmen (1973)
41. Dangerfreaks (1989)
42. Deathcheaters (1976)
43. Stunt Rock (1980)
44. Dead End Drive-In (1986)
45. Return Home (1990)
46. Australia After Dark (!975)
47. Better Watch Out (2016)
48. Eureka Stockade (!949)
49. The Interview (1998)
50. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
51. Don's Party (1976)
52. Storm Warning (2007)
53. The Dreaming (1988)
54. Animal Kingdom (2010)
55. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
56. Initiation (1987)
57. The Survivor (1981)
58. Bliss (1985)
59a. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
59b. Kokoda Front Line! (1942)
59c. The Lost Thing (2010)
59d. Abiogenesis (2011)
60. Turbo Kid (2015)
61. All This Mayhem (2014)
62. End Play (1976)
63. Deathgasm (2015)
64. Not Quite Hollywood Extended Trailer Reel (2008)
65a. BabaKiueria (1986)
65b. Monster (2005)
65c. Saw (2003)
65d. Two Cars, One Night (2004)
66. The Overlanders (!946)
67. Boy (2010)
68. Puberty Blues (1981)
69. Backroads (1977)
70. Erskineville Kings (1999)
71. The F.J. Holden (1977)
72. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
73. Dying Breed (2008)
74. The Water Diviner (2014)
75. Attack Force Z (1982)
76. The Dead Room (2015)
77. Nightmare at Bitter Creek (1988)
78. Beneath Clouds (2002)
79. Hounds of Love (2016)
80. Predestination (2014)
81. The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
82. Boys in the Trees (2016)
83. Jedda (1955)
84. The Devil's Playground (1976)
85. Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016)

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Post by OldAle1 » May 1st, 2019, 1:35 pm

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1. 40,000 Horsemen (Charles Chauvel, 1940)
2. Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978)
3. Australia (Baz Luhrman, 2008)
4. They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson, 2018)
5. Alvin Puprple (Tim Burstall, 1973)
6. Dr. Plonk (Rolf de Heer, 2007)
7. Summerfield (Ken Hannam, 1977)

8. AUSSIE SHORTS 19 + 16 + 15 + 11 = 61 minutes

a) Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (Tracey Moffatt, 1990)
b) Nice Coloured Girls (Tracey Moffatt, 1987)
c) The Lost Thing (Andrew Ruhemann/Shaun Tan, 2010)
b) Bear (Nash Edgerton, 2011)

9. End Play (Tim Burstall, 1976)
10. Harlequin (Simon Wincer, 1980)
11. The Cars That Ate Paris (Peter Weir, 1974)
12. AUSSIE SHORTS II 29 + 9 + 3 + 26 = 67 min

a) Babakiueria (Don Featherstone, 1986)

Avery funny - but also quite serious certainly - inversion of the colonialist narrative, a mockumentary about the anniversary of the finding of "Babakiueria" by black colonists who quickly dominated the white "aboriginal" natives. At first I wasn't really that enamored of this - in comparison particularly with the two Tracey Moffatt shorts I watched earlier in the month which it compares to thematically in some ways - but it won me over in the end by treading the line quite successfully between satire and pointed commentary, without ever going the silly and easy route.

b) Loaded (Nash Edgerton/Kieran Darcy-Smith, 1996)
c) Deadline (Nash Edgerton, 1997)
d) Bloodlock (Nash Edgertn/Kieran Darcy-Smith, 1998)

I watched Edgerton's later Bear a couple of weeks ago and had to see more, and while these earlier pieces aren't quite as memorable, they all show to one degree or another the director's impressively kinetic style of shooting both action sequences (the very short Deadline is just one spectacular chase by foot and skateboard) and intense, crime-centered confrontations. It all harks back to the grittier and lower-budget days of 70s and 80s action and crime films, and for me that's definitely a good thing. None of these films, even the nearly half-hour Bloodlock, go very far outside the bounds of visceral crime-action genre territory but the latter film does mark the beginnings of some kind of storytelling-narrative structure and themes that would include what we'd today call "toxic masculinity" among others. I suspect I'll be spending some more time with Edgerton, his more famous brother Joel, Darcy-Smith and the rest of their Blue-Tongue collective over the next few weeks.

13. The Plumber (Peter Weir, 1979)

I suppose one could call this a home-invasion film of a sort, or a psychological thriller, or.. well, there's some stuff here that I can't quite put my finger on yet in this deceptively simple story of a couple - a grad student in anthropology and her doctor husband - terrorized, in a manner of speaking, by a brutish plumber who comes to fix their bathroom pipes, unannounced. At first this played like a straightforward thriller but as it goes on it becomes more absurd and the behaviors of all three principals - unconcerned/distracted husband, terrified wife, leering and angry class-warrior plumber - become less and less realistic and it finally travels into the realm of absurdist comedy in the end. At least it seemed so to me, but I can't ultimately be sure exactly what was intended. Fascinating, frustrating, fairly memorable but I don't know why. In some ways this feels like a synthesis of the earlier exploitation Cars That Ate Paris and the more metaphorical and artsy Last Wave and Picnic At Hanging Rock.


That's it for me; hoped to watch a greater variety but it was all Aussie films apart from Jackson's new documentary for me, and mostly 70s-90s genre stuff. Oh well. Thanks for hostig zzz!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 1st, 2019, 3:29 pm

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10. 'The Overlanders' / 1946, Harry Watt / 7/10 / UK / Australia
11. 'Sons of Matthew' / 1949, Charles Chauvel / 7.5 or 8/10 / Australia
12. 'Boy' / 2010, Taika Waititi / 7/10 / New Zealand

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Cheers for hosting the challenge, zzzorf! Good on ya, mate!
That's all, folks!

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Post by sebby » May 1st, 2019, 10:35 pm

07 gallipoli 1981 5/10
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01 all this mayhem 2014 6.5/10
02 that sugar film 2014 0/10
03 the year my voice broke 1987 4/10
04 crush 1992 3/10
05 sweet country 2017 7/10
06 $9.99 2008 6/10
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Post by sol » May 5th, 2019, 2:31 am

zzzorf wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm
So since I am typing this after midnight it is now May and this challenge is done for me. Been an interesting month just watching Australian movies only. I will do a final update of everything in a few days to allow everyone to get their final tally in. See you then.
Look forward to the results. :thumbsup:
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Post by sol » May 7th, 2019, 1:14 pm

:circle: R E S U L T S :circle:


So, I have been in private message contact with zzzorf and he has said that it is okay for me to tally up the results since he has been busy over the past week and might still be busy for a few days.

No stats or fancy formatting or anything - I'll leave to zzzorf if he feels like adding some stats when he gets the spare time. ;)

Just a tally count for the moment so that maxwell can work his magic with the Challenge Series & Awards. :woot:

1. flavo5000 - 85
2. zzzorf - 77
3. albajos - 39
3. sol - 39
5. jeroeno - 36
6. blocho - 14
7. Nathan Treadway - 13
7. OldAle1 - 13
9. ororama - 12
9. RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 12
9. weirdboy - 12
12. maxwelldeux - 10
13. peeptoad - 8
14. sebby - 7
14. Straka - 7
16. jdidaco - 6
17. knaldskalle - 4
18. 3eyes - 3
19. AB537 - 2
19. allisoncm - 2
21. frbrown - 1
21. cinephage - 1
21. hurluberlu - 1
21. mightysparks - 1
21. nimimerkillinen - 1

Let me know if there are any mistakes or errors!
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Post by Nathan Treadway » May 7th, 2019, 2:14 pm

I actually had watched a couple more, but never posted them in here. I'd planned on finishing the Australian list, but, didn't even get to Bronze. Oh well..

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