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Fury

Summary: April, 1945. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 23rd October, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, UK, China

Director: David Ayer

Screenwriter: David Ayer

Cast: Jon Bernthal (Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis), Jamie Ben Chambers (Pvt. James ‘Gremlin’), Daniel Dorr (Lt. Obersturmfuher Schmidt), Scott Eastwood (Sergeant Miles), Bernhard Forcher (Sturmbannfuhrer Muller), Edin Gali (Sgt. Hauptscharfuhrer Wolfe), Brad William Henke (Sergeant Davis), Jason Isaacs (Captain Waggoner), Eugenia Kuzmina (Hilda Meier), Shia LaBeouf (Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan), Logan Lerman (Norman Ellison), Christopher Maleki (Kettle), Anamaria Marinca (Irma), Osi Okerafor (Benton), Jim Parrack (Sergeant Binkowski), Michael Pena (Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia), Brad Pitt (Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier), Xavier Samuel (Lieutenant Parker), Clayton T. Smith (Foothill), Laurence Spellman (Sergeant Dillard), Kevin Vance (Sergeant Peterson), Alicia von Rittberg (Emma), Tom Whelehan (Foxman)

Runtime: 134 mins

Classification: MA15+

 

OUR FURY REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Fury review on www.filmreviews.net.au

Stars(3.5)

 

David Griffiths:

There have been countless films over the years that have taken audiences deep into the horrors and nastiness of war. Of course there are the perennial favourites like Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan which will always be trotted out when these kinds of films have been talked about. There are also Australian classics like Breaker Morant and Gallipoli which also take a look at the darker side of history’s battles.

Now director/writer David Ayer has decided to enter that fray with the much publicised Fury. Now the thought of Ayer at the helm of a war film is almost enough to make you salivate. His shaky cam style normally has the effect on you as an audience member that makes you feel like you are right there and part of the action. The thought of that happening in a war is like porn to those that label themselves a ‘war film fan.’ Then Ayer kind of shocked everyone by announcing that the cast of Fury would consists of Brad Pitt, Percy Jackson himself Logan Lerman and the man who is trying very hard to make himself Hollywood’s biggest nutbag Shia LaBeouf. But to Ayer’s credit, he damn well nails it.

The film centres around a tank crew finding themselves travelling into Germany during the latter days of World War II. The seasoned crew is made up of fearless leader Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt), the religion spouting Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan (Shia LaBeouf), sassy mouthed Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia (Michael Pena) and the man with the don’t-mess-with-me attitude Grady ‘Coon-Ass’ Travis (Jon Bernthal).

With the Allied Forces copping a pounding as they journey further into enemy territory it’s not surprising that one of Wardaddy’s crew dies in action, but what he doesn’t expect is that the replacement crew member that he is sent is the very green Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), a man who has not only seen no battle so far but was chosen to be in the Army for the fact that he could type at sixty words a minute rather than his abilities in killing Nazi soldiers.

With all the fears that I had when I first walked into the cinema to see Fury aside, Ayer really needs a big pat on the back for congratulations. Fury is not only well acted by a cast that many feared were not up to the task but also looks remarkably good. The fight scenes and even the CGI look really, really natural which is not bad when you consider that this film was put together with a budget of only $68 million. That’s right Ayer has managed to put together an epic war movie for less than what most studios would spend on a comedy these days.

Fury’s strong point is that it is engaging and suspenseful. Ayer quickly educates his audience on the fact that he can deliver a scene with two German woman having lunch with the tank crew and make it just as suspenseful as any tank battle that also takes place during the film. He also shows very early on that this is a film that is going to truly show the horrors of war, and that means some blood splatter. Those expecting Brad Pitt to be playing a pretty boy are quickly shocked out of their seats by the opening scene in which Pitt leaps of a tank and kills a Nazi soldier by driving a knife right through his eye.

Ayer drags his audience deep not only into the inner workings of a tank but also into the inner minds of a tank crew while bringing a constant feel of suspense to the film. Even sitting up in the cinema with your popcorn and drink you could feel the tenseness coming from the screen as you are never really sure what lays around each corner that the tank slowly takes. But Ayer’s talents as a director are really on show with the finale battle scene and with one of the most gun wrenching scenes you are likely to see in a cinema this year when Wardaddy literally forces Norman to commit his first Nazi kill. A drawn out five minute scene that looks like it would have drained the two actors involved while also having the audience right on the edge of their seat.

But Ayer’s brilliance and the fact that he is willing to break Hollywood rules left, right and centre throughout Fury only leaves you wondering why he would then allow for two extremely limp wristed moments to also sneak through the editing process. While not wanting to spoil the film for anybody that hasn’t seen it there are two weak scenes later in this film that just don’t fit with the tone set up throughout the rest of the movie. One contains perhaps the kindest S.S Soldier of all time and the second has some of those rare Nazi grenades that could explode right next to someone without leaving a single mark on them.

One of the most powerful things about Fury is that Ayer gets the absolute best out of his cast. Long gone are the days where Pitt is selected on just his looks alone. Here he puts on a clinic of character acting, despite seeming to be the only U.S. Solider capable of keeping perfect hair throughout the whole battle campaign.

Pitt is also well supported by his younger cast members. LaBeouf and Lerman easily show that they have perhaps been hiding their true talents from cinema audiences previously in the gigantic blockbusters that they have headlined. LaBeouf shows, like he has with Nymphomaniac, that it is time for him to start making some serious films and no longer be labelled ‘that guy from Transformers’ and it seems almost unfair that he is labelled ‘wacky’ for going to the extremes of pulling teeth for a role when those same people praise Christian Bale for putting his health at risk to lose weight for a film. Lerman also surprises those who only know him as Percy Jackson with a well rounded performance of a soldier who is almost in a constant state of shock.

Fury is one film that really does deliver to film fans with some very vast differences in taste. Ayder does enough with his action scenes to keep the adrenalin junkies happy, but also make this a character piece with some serious dramatic moments that really explore just how damaged men of a war can become. Despite the two weak moments towards the films finale Fury is still one of the better films of 2014.

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Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(4)

 

IMDB Rating: Fury (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Fury′: For our full Fury review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #102 . You can also check Dave’s Fury review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.

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The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Kill The Messenger’, ‘Pride,’ ‘John Wick,’ ‘The Best Of Me,’ ‘The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet’  and ‘For No Good Reason′ . This episode also contains an interview with Liano Liberato.

To listen to the show you can download it for free from our Podcast Channel – Listen/Download here.

This Is Where I Leave You

Summary: A Jewish family that isn’t used to observing their faith’s traditions is forced to fulfill their father’s final wish and sit Shivah together and confront their problems.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 23rd October, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Shawn Levy

Screenwriter: Jonathan Tropper

Cast: Michael Barra (Ollie), Jason Bateman (Judd Altman), Barbara Bleier (Trish), Connie Britton (Tracy Sullivan), Carly Brooke (Chelsea), Rose Byrne (Penny Moore), Cantor Mia Fram Davidson (Cantor), Adam Driver (Phillip Altman), Oakes Fegley (Young Judd), Tina Fey (Wendy Altman), Jane Fonda (Hillary Altman), Michael Bryan French (Dr. Rausch), Kathryn Hahn (Annie Altman), Cade Lappin (Cole), Aaron Lazar (Barry Weissman), Beth Leavel (Renee), Debra Monk (Linda Callen), Olivia Oguma (Shelby), Timothy Olyphant (Hory Callen), Lance Roberts (Calvin), Ben Schwartz (Rabbi Charles Grodner (Boner)), Carolyn Seiff (Mrs. Applebaum), Dax Shepard (Wade Beaufort), Abigail Spencer (Quinn Altman), Cheryl Stern (Lois), Corey Stoll (Paul Altman), Will Swenson (Younger Mort), Gerry Vichi (Uncle Joe)

Runtime: 103 mins

Classification: M

 

OUR THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Greg King: You can check out Greg’s This Is Where I Leave You review on www.filmreviews.net.au

Stars(2.5)

 

David Griffiths:

Jason Bateman has been a bit of a comedic golden path just recently. It seems every comedy film that he has touched has turned to box office gold with the likes of Due Date and Horrible Bosses leading the way. But you can only wonder whether he has gone skidding of that path badly with This Is Where I Leave You a film that manages to pack together a stellar ensemble cast… but forgets that a film just can’t work if you overcrowd it with so many characters that people can’t keep track of who is who.

Based on the hit novel by Jonathan Tropper (who also pens the screenplay here) This Is Where I Leave You sees one of life’s losers Judd Altman’s (Jason Bateman) life take a turn for a new low, when he comes home from work to find his wife in bed with his egotistical boss, Wade (Dax Shepard).

Then life delivers another blow to Judd when he learns that his father has died. While at the funeral Judd and his siblings learn from their mother, Hillary (Jane Fonda) that their father’s dying wish was that they all turn back to their Jewish roots and return home to their mother for a week. So soon Judd, Wendy (Tina Fey), Phillip (Adam Driver) and Paul (Corey Stoll) are all back under the roof and digging up painful memories from the past that puts them all on edge. Judd is also faced with the new dilemma of does he finally decide to take a risk in his life and turn his back on his cheating wife and take a chance with his friend from High School Penny Moore (Rose Byrne).

On paper This Is Where I Leave You should be a brilliant film. The all star comedic cast should suggest that this film should glitter with comedy gold while the fact that it is based on a hit novel means the film should have a ready made audience. But perhaps the biggest problem here is that the novel has been adapted for the screen by the same man who penned the novel in the first place, a practice that never really works because an author treats his novel like a baby and never wants to cut a thing out of it. As a result This Is Where I Leave You is a film that has just too many characters and is packed absolutely full of subplots.

The result is an over-long film that loses its audience at times with scenes that don’t need to be there and flat spots that end up overshadowing the good comedic moments such as the boys smoking a joint in the synagogue causing mayhem to ensue. Then there are also the comedy moments that do nothing else but make you groan like Wade’s car being overturned by a bunch of steroid abusing idiots.

The other major problem with having so many characters piled into the film is that it means that no actor really ever gets a chance to shine. Jason Bateman just seems to breeze through this film with no effort whatsoever while people such as Rose Byrne and Connie Britton are completely wasted in roles that could have really been filled by nobodies.

Likewise the comedic skills of Jane Fonda and Tina Fey are completely stunted as the weak script rarely gives them a chance to impress or even get a chuckle out of their audience. Even Timothy Olyphant and Dax Shepard are in stunted roles while Adam Driver manages to buck the trend a little by bringing some skills to the table as he portrays the juvenile yet unhappy playboy, Phillip.

This Is Where I Leave You should have been an interesting comedic drama that explored the world of a family in turmoil. With the cast assembled it should have been a beautifully delivered character drama but all because of one weak script it ends up becoming a bit of a mess. The over indulgence of characters means that nobody ever gets a chance to shine while too many opportunities for a good laugh fall by the wayside. Sadly This Is Where I Leave You will be jotted down as one of the disappointments of 2014.

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Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3)

 

IMDB Rating: This Is Where I Leave You (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘This Is Where I Leave You′: For our full This Is Where I Leave You review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #102 . You can also check Dave’s This Is Where I Leave You review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.

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Whiplash

Summary: Andrew (Miles Teller – Rabbit Hole, The Spectacular Now), a promising 19-year-old drummer at an elite Manhattan music conservatory, has little interest in being just a musician. Haunted by the failed writing career of his father (Paul Reiser) and plagued with the fear that mediocrity is genetic, Andrew dreams of greatness. The pressure of success ratchets into high gear when he is picked to join a jazz group led by the infamous Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons giving an Oscar-worthy performance), a music instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Under Fletcher’s direction, Andrew begins to pursue perfection at any cost – even his humanity.

Year: 2014

Australian Cinema Release Date: 23rd October, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Damien Chazelle

Screenwriter: Damien Chazelle

Cast: Melissa Benoist (Nicole), Jayson Blair (Travis), Sam Campisi (Andrew (8 Years Old)), April Grace (Rachel Bornholdt), Damon Gupton (Mr. Kramer), Charlie Ian (Dustin), Nate Lang (Carl), Chris Mulkey (Uncle Frank), Kavita Patil (Sophie), Paul Reiser (Jim), Henry G. Sanders (Red Henderson), J.K. Simmons (Fletcher), Kofi Siriboe (Nassau), Suanne Spoke (Aunt Emma), Austin Stowell (Ryan), Miles Teller (Andrew), C.J. Vana (Metz)

Runtime: 105 mins

Classification: MA15+

 

OUR WHIPLASH REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

Adam Ross: You can check out Adam’s Whiplash review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #102 .

Stars(5)

 

Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Whiplash review on www.filmreviews.net.au

Stars(4.5)

 

Nick Gardener: You can check out Nick’s Whiplash review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #102 .

Stars(3.5)

 

David Griffiths:

It’s a very special moment when you realise that you are watching a GREAT film. It’s like the whole world suddenly stops and you find yourself so engrossed in the film that you will be talking about it for the next twelve months. Whiplash is one such film, sure one quick read of the synopsis may leave you expecting to watch something akin to an episode of Glee, but what you will up seeing is a film that is more like Full Metal Jacket meets Centre Stage. And it also manages to delivers two of the most intense acting performances in cinematic history.

Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented drummer, the problem is he knows that he is a talented drummer. Not only does he know he is talented but he has a game plan that will see him eventually mentioned in the same breath as some of the greatest jazz drummers of all time.

The problem for Andrew is that game plan means studying at the Schaeffer Academy of Music and to reach the top there he needs to find a way to come up against and inpress the legendary Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a harsh but talented teacher who makes a bully look like your friend and frequently has his students in tears.

Director Damien Chazelle has to be one of the most intriguing filmmakers in Hollywood at the moment. When he’s not penning music based films like Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench and Grand Piano he dabbles with horror like The Last Exorcism Part II, but nothing that he ever worked on before could ready a cinematic audience for just how good Whiplash really is.

With Whiplash Chazelle brings everything together perfectly. His script brings an amazing amount of suspense and drama to the table and there is no way you could ever expect a music based film to ever generate as much suspense as it does. Unlike most films that are made by the Hollywood machine today Whiplash not only has not one single wasted scene, it actually has no wasted lines either… ever single piece of dialogue is a gem and needs to be there. In the wash of this film over the next couple of months this is the film that every screenwriting lecturer is going to be using as an example of how to write the perfect script. Yes this is a screenplay that is going to be read for years to come.

One of the things that hits you the most during Whiplash is the harshness and brutality in the film. Blood, sweat and tears are literally spilt throughout this film and while a lesser filmmaker would have decided to try and incorporate more of Andrew’s problems with his family into the film Chazelle is a smart enough filmmaker to know that it shouldn’t be the centrepiece of this film. No this is more of a film that is really Andrew vs Flectcher, yes Andrew’s family are against him but at the end of the day it really is only Fletcher’s opinion that matters to Andrew and that’s where the film needs to focus. With the harshness of Whiplash it would have been very easy for Chazelle to slip up and deliver a weak ending, but he even manages to deliver a classic finale that is going to be talked about for a long time.

The other strong point to Whiplash is the acting. Like the above mentioned screenwriting students young actors will be hunting down copies of Whiplash and then concentrating on the performance that J.K. Simmons delivers to see the true way an actor should deliver a role with true intensity. Simmons is a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination (if not an Oscar win) for his brutal and engrossing portrayal of possibly one of the most foulest bullies to ever grace the big screen. His scenes with Teller are like two mountain goats butting heads and Simmons class also brings the best out in Teller as well. Miles Teller has been an actor on the rise for a while, actually ever since he was the best thing in the Footloose remake, and finally Teller gets to deliver with an emotionally involving performances that also allows him to showcase his classy drumming ability as well.

Whiplash isn’t just one of the films of the year, it is one of those films that is going to be talked about for years to come and ultimately will be labelled a dramatic classic. From its dramatic and intense screenplay to two of the best acting performances in modern cinema Whiplash is one film that is a definite must see for any serious cinema lover.

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Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(4.5)

 

IMDB Rating: Whiplash (2014) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Reviews of ‘Whiplash′: For our full Whiplash review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #102 . You can also check Dave’s Whiplash review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.

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Sci Fi Film Festival Logo

With entries about to close for the 2014 SciFi Film Festival the judges of the 2014 Festival have been announced. They are:

  • Lorraine Bayly was born in Narrandera, a small town in Central New South Wales. Her first performance was at age 3, playing tambourine with the Salvation Army. Ages 5-9, she wrote, directed and starred in plays in the local jail; her father being a policeman, amateur magician and ventriloquist. Age 9-10, she had a ventriloquist act which 35 years later she performed part of on The Parkinson Show in 1984, using Michael as her dummy. Age 11-12, Lorraine played classical piano Saturday afternoons live on Radio 2UE and at 21, was a founding member of the Ensemble Theatre at Kirribilli in Sydney. Over the next 55 years Lorraine has played 43 roles in various theatre companies all over Australia.
  • Poppy Cave has been involved in the short film industry for many years on both sides of the camera. During her career in Documentary Film Animation as a Visual Effects Production Manager she collaborated with the producers of the Australian AFI award winning documentary “Death of the Megabeasts” and others for Discovery and National Geographic Channels.
  • David Griffiths has worked as an Entertainment Journalist/Reviewer in Australia for over  twenty years now. That time has seen him host the popular X-Wired television program as well as write for magazines such as Buzz Magazine, The Banner, Heavy and Eternity. He has even branched out into writing online for www.subcultureentertainment.com, The Buzz, Media Search and The Book, The Film, The T-Shirt. He also spent four years working as the Entertainment Editor for Entertainment Scene 360.Dave has also worked consistently in radio since he turned 18 and is today the co-host of Melbourne’s 94.1FM’s own breakfast show – The Wednesday Motley Crew. He is also a host of the world famous ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Podcast’ and is the main man behind the ‘Subculture Podcast’. As far as Film Reviewing goes David is a member of AFCA (Australian Film Critics Association and IPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)/FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique).
  • Blake Howard is a writer, a podcaster, the editor-in-chief & co founder of Australian film blog Graffiti With Punctuation, but above all he’s a son of Batman. Beginning as a padawan co-host of That Movie Show 2UE and now a member of the prestigious Online Film Critic Society; swaying the Tomato Meter with Rotten Tomatoes approved reviews; Blake loves nothing more than to watch and share the effects of movies.
  • Peter Krausz is a former president of the Australian Film Critics Association, a FIPRESCI-accredited judge for film juries, consultant to the Goethe-Institut for the annual Festival of German Films, judge on various categories for the AFI/AACTA Awards, and judge for the 48 Hour Film Project and Bayside Film Festival. He broadcasts a weekly two-hour film and television program on 3NRG, 99.3FM called ‘Movie Metropolis’, and runs many Q&As for various distributors and cinemas. He also publishes regular film festival reviews on the AFCA website, plus film articles for Independent Education magazine. He recently presented a seminar on the history of science fiction film in Australia at the Con 9 Science Fiction convention in 2013 in Melbourne
  • Vinh Nguyen is a filmmaker whose films Bliss and Handy have been screened nationally and at Cannes, and his festival awards includes Best Film at 48 Green Hours (2011) and Shortcuts (2012). He has a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications (UTS) and has produced quirky and engaging work for Sydney Theatre Company, Cancer Council and Headspace. He continually pursues to tell riveting stories through a tactile aesthetic and aims to better master his craft. An avid fan of B-movies, Vinh strongly adheres to the work ethics of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. Apart from film, he has a high passion in ping pong, games and cosplay, proudly donning the Captain America uniform while blitzing through a Breaking Bad Marathon.
  • Enzo Tedeschi produced and edited the enormously successful documentaries Food Matters and Hungry For Change, as well as numerous television series, documentaries and award-winning short films with directors such as Carlo Ledesma, Shane Abbess, Marc Furmie, and Andrew Traucki. He has edited and overseen the post-production paths on Channel Nine’s Logie nominated Things To Try Before You Die, and the observational documentary series AFP for Zapruder’s Other Films. Enzo was nominated for an Australian Screen Editor’s Guild Award in 2008 for Best Editing in TV Non-Drama for Gardening For Kids With Madi.

 

The festival will be held on Sunday 16th November, 2014 at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. For more information please go to www.scififilmfestival.com

 

The Wedding Ringer Still

Sony Pictures have just released The Weddning Ringer trailer. The Wedding Ringer sees Doug Harris (Josh Gad) as a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man.  With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need.  What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

The Wedding Ringer is directed by Jeremy Garelick and will be released in Australia on the 26th February, 2015.

You can view The Wedding Ringer trailer here.

Neighbours vs Zombies

It’s here ladies and gentlemen and ghouls… those residents from Ramsay Street are about to get a Halloween surprise with the arrival of zombies, and the good news is you can watch Neighbours vs Zombies right here… so strap yourself in and get set.

 

EPISODE FOUR

Director: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun

Writer: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun (story)

Stars: Stefan Dennis (Paul), Chloe Devitt (Dee), Alan Fletcher (Karl), Kevin Harrington (David Bishop),  Ryan Moloney (Toadie), Eve Morey (Sonya), Ben Nicholas (Stingray Timmins), Dan Paris (Drew Kirk), Jackie Woodburne (Susan)

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Director: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun

Writer: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun (story)

Stars: Josef Brown (Matt), Stefan Dennis (Paul), Alan Fletcher (Karl), Taylor Glockner (Mason Turner), Saskia Hampele (Georgia), Kevin Harrington (David Bishop),  Aaron Jakubenko (Robbo Slade), Louna Maroun (Hope Gottlieb), Ryan Moloney (Toadie), Eve Morey (Sonya), Ben Nicholas (Stingray Timmins), Dan Paris (Drew Kirk), Anthony Rentis (Robbo Double), Jenna Rosenow (Amber), Jackie Woodburne (Susan)

EPISODE TWO

 

Director: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun

Writer: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun (story)

Stars: Josef Brown (Matt), Stefan Dennis (Paul), Taylor Glockner (Mason Turner), Kevin Harrington (David Bishop),  Calen Mackenzie (Bailey), Louna Maroun (Hope Gottlieb), Ryan Moloney (Toadie), Eve Morey (Sonya), Ben Nicholas (Stingray Timmins), Jenna Rosenow (Amber)

EPISODE ONE

 

Director: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun

Writer: Ric Forster, Louna Maroun (story)

Stars: Stefan Dennis (Paul), Taylor Glockner (Mason Turner), Kevin Harrington (David Bishop), Aaron Jakubenko (Robbo Slade), Louna Maroun (Hope Gottlieb), Ryan Moloney (Toadie), Eve Morey (Sonya), Ben Nicholas (Stingray Timmins), Anthony Rentis (Robbo Double), Jessica Rosenow (Amber)

 

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Backlot Perth

Australian Revelations is a celebration of Australian film through a year-round, ongoing series of screenings and Geoffrey Wright’s 1992 classic Romper Stomper will headline the first screening on Monday 24 November.

Romper Stomper was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards. A younger Russell Crowe won Best Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of Hando and the film also picked up AFI Awards for Best Achievement in Sound and Best Original Music Score.

The film will be introduced by The West Australian’s film editor Mark Naglazas.

We’re really happy to be launching this series with such a ground-breaking film” says Revelation Director Richard Sowada. “It’s lost none of its raw energy and nerve and is truly unique on the Australian film landscape – which is what we’re dedicated to celebrating.”

 

December’s screening will be the 1979 dystopian classic Mad Max and will feature a skype Q+A session with actor Steve Bisley, who played Jim Goose in this landmark Australian production.

Each Australian Revelations feature screening will be accompanied by a Western Australian made short film, providing opportunities for local filmmakers to have their work seen by new audiences.

Australian Revelations will screen at the new The Backlot Perth facility in West Perth and tickets are available via trybooking.com