Monthly Archives: August 2006

MACBETH

Reviewed by GREG KING. Something bland this way comes? There have been many film versions of Shakespeare’s most bloodthirsty play, including Toshiro Mifune’s classic Japanese version Throne Of Blood, but Roman Polanski’s blood soaked 1971 version of Macbeth remains the best screen adaptation. Local director Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper, Metal Skin, etc) attempts to update [...]

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OPAL DREAM

Reviewed by GREG KING. The harsh, unforgiving, and startlingly bleak landscape of Coober Pedy has provided the fitting backdrop for a number of futuristic films, like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Red Planet. But now this remote opal mining town gets to play itself as it is the setting for Opal Dream, a charming enough [...]

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LAST TRAIN TO FREO

Reviewed by GREG KING. Last Train To Freo was recently voted the most popular local film by audiences at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and it easy to see why. Anyone who has felt uncomfortable catching that last, late night train home from the city will certainly identify with the central situation of this engrossing, [...]

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SNAKES ON A PLANE

Reviewed by GREG KING. As well as the distinction of having the year’s most intriguing title, Snakes On A Plane is also the year’s biggest guilty pleasure! The title says it all, really! There are snakes on a plane. Lots of them! Deadly snakes. The snakes have been put on the plane by a vicious [...]

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