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More Aussie Crime: Animal Kingdom

More Aussie Crime: Animal Kingdom

I have just reviewed the harrowing ‘Snowtown’ (released in the US as ‘The Snowtown Murders’) here so I am going to review two more Australian films that deal with isolation, crime and the claustrophobia of circumstance; Animal Kingdom and Lantana.  Animal Kingdom is about a rather ordinary and uninteresting suburban crime family – the Cody’s – … Continue reading

Australian True Crime: Snowtown

Australian True Crime: Snowtown

Australian film has the ability to take the ordinary, the mundane and make it dirty and gritty, even downright uncomfortable. Evidence of this abounds in Snowtown, a 2011 film based on the ‘barrel murders’ of Snowtown in South Australia. Snowtown (released in the USA as “The Snowtown Murders”) is not an easy film to watch. … Continue reading