“Strangerland centers around a couple living in a rural town in Australia who discover that their two teenage children have disappeared, lost in the vast desert that surrounds their home”
Don’t you just love Australian Cinema? Their movies often contain haunting & twisted narratives, jaw dropping visuals, eerie soundtracks and most of all the real good ones focus heavily on characterization whether that be in the form of psychological torment, emotional or both
Overall – Kim Farrant’s directorial debut Strangerland is a majestic piece of cinema, a little gem that’s dark, daring & tackles the harsh reality of infidelity & the unthinkable, possible child abduction or worse – at its core the film is an atmospheric mystery thriller that’s coated with sublime acting by Kidman, great support by Weaving and a pace that’s purposefully slow, which only adds to its unnerving, unsettling premise! ★★★★½
There’s always been great movies that have come out of Australia : Walkabout, Picnic at hanging Rock, Mad Max, Gallipoli, Crocodile Dundee, Dead Calm, Romper Stomper, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Tomorrow When the War Began, Animal Kingdom, Wolf Creek, Snowtown & many many more… And in 2014 Australian Cinema has continued its fine tradition of bringing us yet more fresh, well acted, gritty & excitingly told new movies – of course there are so many quality films out there but here’s my 5 must see Aussie flicks of 2014
OMG !! if this film trailer doesn’t whet your appetite for George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action film MAD MAX FURY ROAD then I don’t know what will – If like me you loved the original trilogy that starred Mel Gibson as Max then May 2015 can’t come quick enough, Miller’s back in the directors chair and he’s brought along a fabulous, mouth drooling cast that includes Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Keays-Byrne – hope you enjoy the trailer….
“An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland”