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The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

The Turning movie review: Oz film par excellence

A Tim Winton-adapted anthology film this ambitious, with this much scope and talent, must have been a high risk project for curator Robert Connolly and the bevvy of Australian directors involved in its making. That risk paid off extraordinarily well.

Robert Connolly’s Balibo prompts AFP inquiry

Robert Connolly’s Balibo prompts AFP inquiry

Anyone who doubts the cinema’s propensity to inspire social change and prompt real life call-to-arms should read this report from yesterday’s The Age, which discusses the Australian Federal Police’s new inquiry into the deaths of the Balibo Five (pictured left). Here’s the opening sentence: It seems a bit of a coincidence to Greig Cunningham that […]

Balibo film review: dynamite Aussie exposé

Balibo film review: dynamite Aussie exposé

Director Robert Connolly expands his genre-hopping oeuvre from corporate thriller (The Bank) and down-and-out drama (Three Dollars) to electrifying political sizzlers with Balibo, a wartime exposé destined to shock, shame and compel Australian audiences. It is the curtain raising opening night feature of this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, marking the third terrific Australian film […]