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…

January 18, 2018

Must Watch – “There Will Be Blood”

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When listing amazing films you should see, “There Will Be Blood” is one. The feature is loosely inspired by “Oil,” a novel by Upton Sinclair with the writing and directing done by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is a story of Daniel Plainview, an American silver miner who turns to drill oil during the boom in Southern California. After moving to a new town, he gets the locals to allow him to begin drilling for oil. During his quest, he develops a rivalry with Eli Sunday, a preacher. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the ruthless Daniel Plainview while Paul Dano plays Eli Sunday. A Rewatchable Piece According to Manohla Dargis, “There Will…