james frecheville

Uncovering Curiosities: David Michôd’s ANIMAL KINGDOM

David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom is a multi-layered tale which follows a Melbourne crime family – the Cody’s led by Jackie Weaver’s matriarch “Smurf”. Loosely based on the Pettingill family, who took on the Melbourne police in [...]

April 5, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Lance Daly’s BLACK ’47

Director Lance Daly’s 2018 release, Black ’47 is a western-tinged revenge tale set amongst the backdrop of the Great Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór). It’s a gritty tale, which uses the darkest point in Irish history as a stepping-off point [...]

September 4, 2020

DVD Review: Powerful Australian Crime Drama ANIMAL KINGDOM

  During the summer season your local cinema is usually filled with the latest blockbusters, all of them fighting for your attention and your cash. Now, there’s nothing wrong with mass entertainment on a commercial level, everyone loves a [...]

March 28, 2012