March 5, 2018

Amazing Films You Should Watch

“Timbuktu” is a 2012 horror film that centres on the issue of conflict within Islamic communities. It is based on the story of an unmarried Malian couple who are stoned to death by members of an Islamist group called Ansar Dine. The couple, who had children, are accused by the jihadist group of having extra-marital sex, and the film portrays their tragic persecution and deaths. The film was directed by Sissako, who is also Muslim and was raised in Mali after his birth in Mauritania. Sissako began working on the film a year after the tragic events in an attempt to raise awareness of this atrocity and educate the public…

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…