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This is a collection of Australasian feature film data that began life online (not on this website) in 1998. I taught a unit called Australian Cinema at Murdoch University for ten years until I retired at the end of 2008. My approach to teaching - and writing the book which I used as my textbook, Ten Types of Australian Film - was through genre, films of different kinds, and this site contains pages of films based on type - or subject-matter.
2018 AACTA nominations
Features released 2017, 2018, 2019.
Feature films that gained AACTA awards 2017.
Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) won almost all the awards, which is not only lazily undiscriminating but also wrong: it wasn't the best film—which was Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016).
Some recent additions/changes: In Like Flynn (Russel Mulcahy, 2018); history; Praise (John Curran, 1998); My Year Without Sex (Sarah Watt, 2009); Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991); Mary Magdalene (Garth Davis, 2018), The Gateway (John V. Soto, 2018); The Intruders (Lee Robinson, 1969) Oscars, Oscars 2018; remakes/series; Swinging Safari (Stephan Elliott, 2018), Cargo (Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling, 2017), Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017), Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017), Australia Day (Kriv Stenders, 2017), Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton, 2017), A Few Less Men (Mark Lamprell, 2017), Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017), Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017), Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016).
I hesitate to mention that I have a collection of 'reviews' (they are just brief notes) of a few hundred non-Australasian films.
Garry Gillard | New: 16 September, 2012 | Now: 7 November, 2018 - 20 years work