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Australian New Wave?

Anyone interested in watching some movies from the Australian New Wave beyond the most well known examples like Mad Max? [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 27, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Russel Crowe and Paul Bettany play Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, Captain & Doctor respectively of the frigate Surprise, ordered in 1805 to sink, burn, or take as prize the French Acheron. The Acheron may be a Yankee-built super-frigate of forty-four guns, but she's still vulnerable at the stern, like the rest of us. An adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin historical fiction series, directed and co-written by Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on May 30, 2018 - 25 comments

Movie: The Last Wave

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 12, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Witness

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 5, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: The Truman Show

CRFC7: In The Truman Show, Truman Burbank lives what seems to be the perfect life: a sunny city with friendly people, a loving wife, a stable job and a devoted friend. However, he is haunted by a lost love who was taken from hom many years ago, and a longing to venture outside of the town that he has never left. Amid a series of bizarre occurrences, Truman begins to formulate his escape. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Dead Poets Society

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to appreciate poetry and make the most of their lives. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 25, 2014 - 7 comments

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