April 5, 2018

Top Films You Shouldn’t Miss

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Kathryn Bigelow broke records by being the first female to win a best director Oscar, for the film ‘The Hurt Locker’. Finally, an outstanding director of the fairer sex was rewarded for her craft by an industry dominated by men. To a large extent, the industry is still stuck in the past. Back then, it represented a political and cinematic milestone; and it remains so today. Although it might appear contradictory that Bigelow received recognition for a film where women did not feature much, she has always had an interest in masculinity — along with its’ enigmas, rituals, discontents and annihilating, staggering capacity for violent behavior. Bigelow reflects on the…

February 5, 2018

Amazing Australian Films You Should See

If all that comes to mind is Crocodile Dundee when you think of Australian films, these amazing films you should see from down under should convince you there is more to the country’s contribution to film. Chopper (2000) Eric Bana stars in this uncompromising and hard-hitting look at the Australian prison system, based partly on the autobiography of Mark Read. The film has become a cult classic, rather like the man himself. Animal Kingdom (2010) A gripping crime drama, loosely based on the infamous Pettingill family in Melbourne. Jacki Weaver, who plays the protagonist’s grandmother, has been widely praised for her performance in the film. The Babadook (2014) This suspenseful…