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Oceania Challenge (Official, December 2021)

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Australia, New Zealand and Other Oceania Challenge

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Pictured: 'Brother's Nest' and 'The Infinite Man'

Goal
Watch movies from Australia, New Zealand and other Oceanic countries. Discuss them.

Challenge runs from December 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 in your local time zone.

Eligible Countries
- Australia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Fiji
- Cook Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Kiribati
- Marshall Islands
- Nauru
- Niue
- Palau
- Samoa
- Solomon Islands
- Tonga
- Tuvalu
- Vanuatu
(other links coming soon) - dang it, this never happened!

Rules
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Films must be watched one at a time and at single speed (not sped up).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
- Please indicate each film's country when listing your viewings otherwise your score will NOT be included in the leaderboard.

I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.

Eligibility
For films to qualify for this Challenge, they need to have an eligible country listed as a production country on the film's IMDb page. If you've seen something that you strongly believe should be eligible and isn't, please submit a correction to IMDb and you can include the film as soon as IMDb accepts your correction. Films by ex-pat directors (e.g. Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society) are not eligible unless they meet the IMDb country listing requirement. I know it isn't ideal that I have to put in hard and fast rules like this, but you wouldn't believe some of the random stuff that participants have tried to include in previous years without such guidelines in place.

Co-Productions
A number of Oceanic films are co-productions with non-eligible countries. Please use some common sense to determine whether these films really represent Oceanic cinema. As a general guide, a film that has both Australia and France as production countries but which is filmed in English with a mostly Australian cast and crew is eligible; a film that has New Zealand listed as a third production country but is filmed in Canada with a mostly Canadian cast and crew isn't eligible. I am happy to provide advice for any borderline cases. In most cases, co-productions are eligible unless the involvement of the listed production country is insignificant.

Deadline
Final results will be posted between 1:30pm and 4:30pm GMT on January 2 - at which point it will have been January everywhere in the world for more than a whole day. Any updates that you post beyond this point will not be included in the final results. It is your choice whether you miss the deadline or not; besides, if it's January on your side of the world, shouldn't you be starting on one of next month's challenges?

Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further:

Official Lists
- 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema
- UNESCO's Memory of the World (Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea only)

Non-Official Lists
- coming soon! - dang it, this never happened!

This thread will be updated whenever I feel like it. Please list new films seen in a new post.

Bonus Challenge #1: Watch Sol's top two cool AU films you may have missed:

- Brother's Nest - PART OF THE ICMFFF! Watch this and make all of the ICMFFF programmers happy.

- The Infinite Man - One of filmbantha's favourite Australian films. Trust him if you don't trust me.

Bonus Challenge #2: Fill Up the Columns... except for the last one!

The only way to win this is by watching both of sol's recommendations, as well as something from New Zealand and another country and remembering to list the country with every viewing.

Any points in the "undeclared" column will not count towards your final score. You must declare the country when listing your viewings.

Participants
Rank Participant Count Brother Infinite AU NZ OT Undeclared
1 zzzorf 54 -- -- 51 3 - -
2 jdidaco 44 -- -- 22 22 - -
3 flavo5000 34 YES! -- 27 6 1 -
3 sol 34 -- -- 19 15 - -
5 RogerTheMovieManiac88 28 -- -- 18 10 - -
6 DudeLanez 24 YES! YES! 19 2 3 -
7 Mario Gaborović 23 -- YES 14 2 7 -
8 ororama 18 -- -- 6 10 2 -
9 blocho 17 YES! YES! 15 2 - -
10 gunnar 15 YES! YES! 15 1 1 -
11 Melvelet 13 -- -- 9 3 1 -
12 maxwelldeux 9 -- -- 5 3 1 -
13 AB537 8 -- -- 7 1 - -
14 OldAle1 7 -- YES! 5 2 - -
15hurluberlu 2 -- -- - 2 - -
16 Lakigigar 1 -- -- 1 - - -
16 vortexsurfer 1 -- -- 1 - - -
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Hey sol -- do you have any thoughts on the eligibility of The Sundowners and The Railway Man?
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sol wrote: November 29th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Bonus Challenge #1: Watch Sol's top two cool AU films you may have missed:

- Brother's Nest - PART OF THE ICMFFF! Watch this and make all of the ICMFFF programmers happy.

- The Infinite Man - One of filmbantha's favourite Australian films. Trust him if you don't trust me.
Loving the bonus challenge Sol! Both of these films come highly recommended. I hope people enjoy them as much as we do :thumbsup:
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The Infinite Man looks right up my alley - anything time-travel related is an automatic must-watch for me.

In for a few films, I have no idea really. One of my little goals for this year has been to reach 100 films seen in several countries that I was close to at the beginning of the year, and I passed that for Australia in October, so I may focus on NZ and the smaller countries. Another goal is to hit 25 seen for as many countries as possible - this is my personal minimum before I'll consider voting in ferg's country polls - and on the face of it I'm close with NZ...but that's counting all those big USA co-productions of his. So the most likely thing for me to do is hit up 8-10 NZ films if I can find that many that I actually feel like seeing.
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Here is a couple of unofficial lists for you:

Australian Movies Ranked https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063929529/ or https://letterboxd.com/zzzorf/list/aust ... es-ranked/ This is my personal ranking of all Australian Movies I've seen
Australian Aboriginal Movies https://letterboxd.com/zzzorf/list/aust ... al-movies/ A list I maintain of Indigenous films though I haven't updated it in a while, this may give me an excuse to do so.
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blocho wrote: November 29th, 2021, 4:49 pm Hey sol -- do you have any thoughts on the eligibility of The Sundowners and The Railway Man?
The Sundowners is on the official AU list so I'll auto-grant it eligible.

The Railway Man won Best Screenplay at the AACTA Awards (AU Oscars) so I'll permit it. Actually, I'm a bit confused about Switzerland being listed as first country of production because I always thought that it was an Australian movie first and foremost. The awards rule will apply to most other movies too.

@OldAle, filmbantha :thumbsup:

@zzzorf, heh, I could include your personal list, but if I'm doing that I'll include my own as well
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sol wrote: November 29th, 2021, 11:40 pm
@zzzorf, heh, I could include your personal list, but if I'm doing that I'll include my own as well
Noone is stopping you of it is updated. I would definitely check it out for be recs.
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01.INXS: What You Need (1986) + INXS: Need You Tonight (1987) + INXS: Devil Inside (1988) + Midnight Oil: Bedlam Bridge (1990) + Midnight Oil: Forgotten Years (1990) + INXS: Beautiful Girl (1993) + Cousin (1999) + The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) + The Lost Thing (2010) + China Not China (2018) - Australia
02. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Australia
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03. On Our Selection (1932) - Australia
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01.INXS: What You Need (1986) + INXS: Need You Tonight (1987) + INXS: Devil Inside (1988) + Midnight Oil: Bedlam Bridge (1990) + Midnight Oil: Forgotten Years (1990) + INXS: Beautiful Girl (1993) + Cousin (1999) + The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) + The Lost Thing (2010) + China Not China (2018) - Australia
02. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Australia
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It starts! Second in... :unsure:

1. The Breaker Upperers (2018) New Zealand

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This benefits from a quirky premise with imaginative breaking up methods, including posing as police officers and pretending that the disinterested party is dead. Their cliental are amusing too - especially James Rolleston who can only communicate in emoticons and cannot find the right way to txt his girlfriend to call it off. The film becomes serious-minded and dramatic a little too early on with limited early zaniness, but the chemistry between the leads is great.
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1. Strictly Ballroom (1992, Luhrmann) 5,5/10 Australia
2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
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Recommendation: Field Punishment No. 1 (NZ 2014).

During WW I a group of conscientious objectors get sent off to Europe anyway and utterly refuse to get with the program.
Best movie about pacifists/COs I've ever seen - based on a trues story.
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1. The Big Fat Lie (2018, NZ)
2. Love the Beast (2009, AU)

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DudeLanez wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 1:31 am 2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
Wow. Dude already won the Bonus Challenge. :worship:

But then lost it by giving The Infinite Man a failing score. :ph43r:
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1. The Breaker Upperers (2018) New Zealand
2. The Power of the Dog (2021) New Zealand

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The best asset here is Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role; this is the genteel British actor as we have never seen him before, playing a gruff American cowboy noticeably haunted by things that he is unprepared to let surface. The film also boasts a really great and unusual music score from Jonny Greenwood. That said, the final quarter of the movie is much more powerful than everything that comes before it and the film seems meandering at times.
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sol wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 11:44 am
DudeLanez wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 1:31 am 2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
Wow. Dude already won the Bonus Challenge. :worship:

But then lost it by giving The Infinite Man a failing score. :ph43r:
I figured it would be a good idea to start with the recommendations. But the The Infinite Man was unfortunately not my cup of tea. I'm looking forward to reviews from others here.
But I really liked Brothers' Nest, especially since it had a good arc of tension.
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DudeLanez wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 3:16 pm
sol wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 11:44 am
DudeLanez wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 1:31 am 2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
Wow. Dude already won the Bonus Challenge. :worship:

But then lost it by giving The Infinite Man a failing score. :ph43r:
I figured it would be a good idea to start with the recommendations. But the The Infinite Man was unfortunately not my cup of tea. I'm looking forward to reviews from others here.
But I really liked Brothers' Nest, especially since it had a good arc of tension.
Yeah, it's fine. I'm not annoyed or anything - and I am happy that I didn't nominate The Infinite Man for the Managers Cup. I almost did, but nominating comedies is always risky.
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04. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) - Australia
05. Adhura Sapna (2007) - Fiji
06. Backroads (1977) - Australia
07. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Australia
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01.INXS: What You Need (1986) + INXS: Need You Tonight (1987) + INXS: Devil Inside (1988) + Midnight Oil: Bedlam Bridge (1990) + Midnight Oil: Forgotten Years (1990) + INXS: Beautiful Girl (1993) + Cousin (1999) + The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) + The Lost Thing (2010) + China Not China (2018) - Australia
02. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Australia
03. On Our Selection (1932) - Australia
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sol wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 11:46 am 2. The Power of the Dog (2021) New Zealand
It didn't even occur to me that this would be eligible. I'll add it to my list now. But is it an Australian or New Zealand movie? Imdb lists both.
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blocho wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 7:56 pm
sol wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 11:46 am 2. The Power of the Dog (2021) New Zealand
It didn't even occur to me that this would be eligible. I'll add it to my list now. But is it an Australian or New Zealand movie? Imdb lists both.
The film opens with a gigantic New Zealand Film Commission logo and most of the funding seems to have come from NZ. But in a universe in which The Railway Man is considered a Swiss film, I guess it only makes sense that IMDb lists NZ last in the order of production countries. :shrug:
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1. Rogue (Greg McLean, 2007) - 7/10 Australia
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4. Long Weekend (1978, Eggleston) 6,5/10 Australia
5. Roadgames (1981, Franklin) 6,5/10 Australia
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1. Strictly Ballroom (1992, Luhrmann) 5,5/10 Australia
2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
4. Long Weekend (1978, Eggleston) 6,5/10 Australia
5. Roadgames (1981, Franklin) 6,5/10 Australia
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1. Cargo (2017, Australia)
An outback zombie flick. Decent enough, and I appreciated the focus on human emotion and interaction rather than the ravening hordes, but there's not too much of interest here. I enjoyed it most for the scenery, apparently from a place in South Australia called the Flinders Range.

2. Brother's Nest (2018, Australia)
It starts off as a bumbling crime comedy and then becomes something far, far darker. An excellent little thriller and a contender for my 500<400 list.
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1. The Breaker Upperers (2018) New Zealand
2. The Power of the Dog (2021) New Zealand
3. Daddy's Little Girl (2014) Australia

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A man eventually kidnaps and tortures someone he suspects of killing his daughter in this Australian thriller. The evidence that the father discovers is so detailed and incriminating that it makes no sense that the killer would leave it lying around, and the torture porn second half is only an improvement if once fancies a bit of blood and gore. How he manages to torture without actually killing the man is very imaginative, but the pro-violence message is iffy.

^ This is why people dislike Australian films. :yucky: People = Myself. Not recommended. In case you can't already tell.

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OP finally updated with a leaderboard. No extra links yet. Feeling demotivated and lazy after watching that Aussie piece of crap.

Here's an initial pie chart though:

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1. The Breaker Upperers (2018) New Zealand
2. The Power of the Dog (2021) New Zealand
3. Daddy's Little Girl (2014) Australia
4. Mega Time Squad (2018) New Zealand

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This benefits from an interesting premise and there are some divine moments as lead actor Anton Tennet watches different versions of himself scurry about in oblivion to each other. The film quickly becomes less of a time paradox movie though and more a clone comedy and the film works best when the various version of Tennet interact and banter with each other. All of the gangster ins and outs are unfortunately pretty dull and the gangsters are pretty stupid.
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G'day!
1. The Big Fat Lie (2018, NZ)
2. Love the Beast (2009, AU)
3. Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary (2015, AU)
4. Food Matters (2008, AU)
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08. Malcolm (1986) - Australia
09. Dead Calm (1989) - Australia
10. Babe (1995) - Australia
11. Juvenile (2020) - Solomon Islands
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01.INXS: What You Need (1986) + INXS: Need You Tonight (1987) + INXS: Devil Inside (1988) + Midnight Oil: Bedlam Bridge (1990) + Midnight Oil: Forgotten Years (1990) + INXS: Beautiful Girl (1993) + Cousin (1999) + The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) + The Lost Thing (2010) + China Not China (2018) - Australia
02. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Australia
03. On Our Selection (1932) - Australia
04. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) - Australia
05. Adhura Sapna (2007) - Fiji
06. Backroads (1977) - Australia
07. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Australia
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6. Forgotten Silver (1995, Jackson/Botes) 6,5/10 New Zealand
7. Lantana (2001, Lawrence) 7/10 Australia
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1. Strictly Ballroom (1992, Luhrmann) 5,5/10 Australia
2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
4. Long Weekend (1978, Eggleston) 6,5/10 Australia
5. Roadgames (1981, Franklin) 6,5/10 Australia
6. Forgotten Silver (1995, Jackson/Botes) 6,5/10 New Zealand
7. Lantana (2001, Lawrence) 7/10 Australia
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3. The Power of the Dog (2021, New Zealand)
A man sleeping alone in the giant ranch house he shares with his brother overhears his brother consummating his marriage with a new and unwelcome wife. He leaves the house and walks to a barn where he tenderly cleans and caresses a saddle that once belonged to a mentor. In the next scene, we see him walking through the woods wearing woolen chaps, looking remarkably like a faun.

Everything matters in this Western that's really more of a slow-burn psychosexual drama. The music (both the score and the diegetic music) matters. The objects matter. And the words matter. Words like "amour," which is the term that man uses to describe how his mentor once got an old horse to jump over an obstacle. Obstacles like a leather rope or a cigarette. They're all faintly suggestive of something deeply revealing.

The lead is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and despite good performances from Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee (and a bevy of interesting actors in tiny roles: Thomasin McKenzie, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy, Adam Beach), the movie belongs to Cumberbatch, who makes a terrifying character, one who could easily lapse into farce and bathos, into something authentic. He does more with a whistle and a sidelong glance than most actors could do with a histrionic fit. And certainly this joins M and Once Upon a Time in the West in the sinister whistling movie pantheon.

Unfortunately, The Power of the Dog becomes a bit obvious at times. Phallic imagery abounds. And as for some of those objects, well, in the words of Cowboys are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other, the great gay cowboy song, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" It could have benefited from a slightly more obscure approach. But that's my only misgiving. A terrific movie over all.
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1. Lady Stay Dead (Terry Bourke, 1981) Australia
Brutal and relentless rape/revenge psychopath stalker movie. Good for what it is but I much preferred Terry Bourke's Night of Fear, another intense chase flick with a better sense of tension without the unpleasantness.

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2. The Breaker (Frank Shields, 1974) Australia
The Breaker is a documentary about Harry Morant, a soldier in the Boer War who was tried as a scapegoat in the Boer War fought in South Africa for war crimes and is seen as a kind of brave martyr now. The doc does a pretty good job of going into more detail about his past life before the court martial that the movie Breaker Morant focused on with a well-paced and hearty narrative that helps drive the doc forward. One thing I do recommend is if you are watching this on the Criterion disc to check out the additional special feature The Myth Exposed for an important piece of information from the director of this doc that he excluded for some reason that does deflate the mythic status of Morant to an extent.

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3. Kahu & Maia (David Blyth, 1994) New Zealand
Maia is a Maori sculptor married to a gruff fella who one day meets a strapping young hunk who begins to insinuate himself into her life. There are elements of this I liked. Cliff Curtis as Kahu is certainly a presence on screen and it's no surprise to see he's gone on to a career as a fairly prolific character actor in Hollywood action fims. Vanessa Rare as Maia though comes across a little stiff from an acting perspective. While the soapy melodrama plot didn't do a whole lot for me, I did appreciate its touches of indigenous New Zealand mysticism. The director is actually David Blyth who had a decade before given us the weird horror flick Death Warmed Up and you can see some of that in the fantasy sequences here.
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2. The Breaker (Frank Shields, 1974) Australia
3. Kahu & Maia (David Blyth, 1994) New Zealand
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12. The Queendom of Tonga (2017) - Tonga
13. Jojo Rabbit (2019) - New Zealand
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01.INXS: What You Need (1986) + INXS: Need You Tonight (1987) + INXS: Devil Inside (1988) + Midnight Oil: Bedlam Bridge (1990) + Midnight Oil: Forgotten Years (1990) + INXS: Beautiful Girl (1993) + Cousin (1999) + The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) + The Lost Thing (2010) + China Not China (2018) - Australia
02. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972) - Australia
03. On Our Selection (1932) - Australia
04. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988) - Australia
05. Adhura Sapna (2007) - Fiji
06. Backroads (1977) - Australia
07. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Australia
08. Malcolm (1986) - Australia
09. Dead Calm (1989) - Australia
10. Babe (1995) - Australia
11. Juvenile (2020) - Solomon Islands
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Thank you for hosting, sol!

(Screenshot from 'Cinema of Unease'),

1. Pure S (Bert Deling, 1975) 8.5/10 (Australia)
2. A State of Siege (Vincent Ward, 1978) 8/10 (New Zealand)
3. In Spring One Plants Alone (Vincent Ward, 1980) 8/10 (New Zealand)
4. Visions (Russell Mulcahy, 1982) 7.5/10 (Australia)
5. Leave All Fair (John Reid, 1985) 7.5/10 (New Zealand)
6. Lover Boy (Geoffrey Wright, 1989) 7.5/10 (Australia)
7. Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (Sam Neill & Judy Rymer, 1995) 9/10 (New Zealand)
8. 40,000 Years of Dreaming (George Miller, 1997) 7.5/10 (Australia)

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8. Bad Boy Bubby (1993, de Heer) 5/10 Australia
9. Predestination (2014, Spierig/Spierig) 4/10 Australia
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1. Strictly Ballroom (1992, Luhrmann) 5,5/10 Australia
2. The Infinite Man (2014, Sullivan) 4,5/10 Australia
3. Brothers' Nest (2018, Jacobson) 7/10 Australia
4. Long Weekend (1978, Eggleston) 6,5/10 Australia
5. Roadgames (1981, Franklin) 6,5/10 Australia
6. Forgotten Silver (1995, Jackson/Botes) 6,5/10 New Zealand
7. Lantana (2001, Lawrence) 7/10 Australia
8. Bad Boy Bubby (1993, de Heer) 5/10 Australia
9. Predestination (2014, Spierig/Spierig) 4/10 Australia
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1. The Man from Kangaroo (1920) - 7/10 Australia
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Over the last couple of days I have been helping PUNQ out with his massive film project by going through my records and finding movies he may have missed in his chrono-watch. I was able to find him a bunch of Australian films he missed which he is quickly catching up on. On the flip side I used his Criticker account to find some Australian films I missed in my own Chrono-Watch (yet mine is Australian only, not as ambitious as PUNQ's everything ever made) of which I'm up to 1934. Other than a few 1890's shorts this was the first feature of my catch-up list to watch.
The movie was reasonably good with a Douglas Fairbanks-esque lead playing an ex-boxer turned clergy who while preaches peace would more prefer to settle things the man's way. Throw in a little love story and some ending western fun and you have a good way to kill just over an hour.
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G'day!
1. The Big Fat Lie (2018, NZ)
2. Love the Beast (2009, AU)
3. Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary (2015, AU)
4. Food Matters (2008, AU)
5. Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013, NZ)
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OP updated. Update pie chart:

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Mario Gaborović wrote: December 3rd, 2021, 7:34 pm
11. Juvenile (2020) - Solomon Islands

Mario what were your thoughts on this movie? I watched it back in the Travel The World challenge earlier this year and had to add it to IMDb to rate it and therefore check it on iCM. I gave it 7/10 mainly on the back of the fact I thought it was a highly competent movie for such a place you wouldn't expect it. Yeah its not great by world standards but it did great for its country of origin.
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maxwelldeux wrote: December 5th, 2021, 8:22 am
G'day!
1. The Big Fat Lie (2018, NZ)
2. Love the Beast (2009, AU)
3. Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary (2015, AU)
4. Food Matters (2008, AU)
5. Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013, NZ)
You're still rocking that sweat-faced emoji after a trip to Antarctica (and with low December temperatures in Washington)?
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blocho wrote: December 5th, 2021, 2:19 pm
maxwelldeux wrote: December 5th, 2021, 8:22 am
G'day!
1. The Big Fat Lie (2018, NZ)
2. Love the Beast (2009, AU)
3. Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary (2015, AU)
4. Food Matters (2008, AU)
5. Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013, NZ)
You're still rocking that sweat-faced emoji after a trip to Antarctica (and with low December temperatures in Washington)?
It's like 30-40 degrees Celsius in Australia this week. I think it's a good tribute to keep the emoji. :folded:
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