Australian Screen Classics

Brian McFarlane reviews 'Mad Dog Morgan' by Jake Wilson

Brian McFarlane
21 December 2015

The evocative Prologue to this book has a poetic precision that bodes well for its treatment of this too-long neglected film, and what follows more than answers such expectations.

Jake Wilson's analysis (resuscitation might be a better word) of the 1976 Australian bushranging adventure, More

Jake Wilson reviews 'Directory of World Cinema, Volume 19' edited by Ben Goldsmith, Mark David Ryan, and Geoff Lealand

Jake Wilson
27 November 2015

Careful readers will soon notice something puzzling about this book, an attractive large-format paperback with frequent colour illustrations. Staring accusingly from the cover is the young indigenous actor Rowan McNamara, one of the stars of Warwick Thornton's 2009 love story Samson & Delilah. The image seems aptly chosen: Thornton's film is an acknowle ... More

Mad Max: Fury Road ★★★

Kim Wilkins
15 May 2015

In a hit-driven commercial climate, creating film franchises makes economic sense. Consumers who enjoyed the first The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are likely to purchase a ticket to the sequel. Those who have committed more than eleven hours’ viewing to the first six films in The Fast and the Furious series will probab ... More

Jake Wilson reviews 'Wake in Fright' by Tina Kaufman

Jake Wilson
14 April 2011

Kotcheff’s Wake

Jake Wilson

 

Wake in Fright
by Tina Kaufman
Currency Press, $16.95 pb, 72 pp, 9780868198644

 

Eight years after its launch, the Australian Screen Classics series of monographs represents a valuable, ongoing contribution to l ... More