joel edgerton

Uncovering Curiosities: Joel Edgerton’s THE GIFT

Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with 2015’s The Gift, a thriller that is very much in the vein of the dramatic thrillers of the 1980s and 1990s (it has shades of the 1992 Kurt Russell/ Ray Liotta thriller Unlawful Entry). The Gift [...]

July 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: KING ARTHUR

Antoine Fuqua – 2004 King Arthur is a hugely disappointing production from the usually very reliable Jerry Bruckheimer. This Antoine Fuqua directed film is a terrible cinematic interpretation of the Arthurian legend. The visuals are bland, the [...]

June 18, 2021

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: Gavin O’Connor’s JANE GOT A GUN

The popularity for the western ebbs and flows and every time the genre looks ready to be put out to pasture, along comes a film which re-energises it and kicks-off a whole new spate of ‘oaters’. However, for every Dances With Wolves or True Grit [...]

September 21, 2020

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