Blu-ray Review: Sunday Too Far Away (1975)

I remember often singing the Aussie bush ballad, ‘Click Go the Shears’, when I was in primary school, which was often met with little enthusiasm from practically everyone. Thankfully, it’s nowhere to be heard in Sunday Too Far Away, the third volume in Umbrella Entertainment’s dedicated sub-label, Sunburnt Screens, out now on Blu-ray. Starring national …

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Blu-ray Review: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Films like Wake in Fright, Picnic at Hanging Rock or Pricilla Queen of the Desert are the “masterpieces” off Australia cinema that usually get thrown around when the topic of conversation arises. However, while recognized as such in its own right, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith isn’t as well known to mainstream audiences. Hopefully that …

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Review: Swinging Safari (2018)

From celebrated Aussie director Stephen Elliot, who brought us The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the lesser known Welcome to Woop Woop comes a semi-autobiographical piece in the form of Swinging Safari, depicting the cringeworthily antics of kids and adult alike during a typical Australian summer in the 1970s. Despite not being …

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