Romeo + Juliet
This is not an Australasian film, and is only included here because of the importance of the Australian director and cinematographer.
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
... I have never seen anything remotely approaching the mess that the new punk version of Romeo & Juliet makes of Shakespeare's tragedy. Roger Ebert.
It is at once inventive cinema and great theatre. Andrew Urban.
Shot in Mexico in a style that might be called retrofuturistic, since it encompasses castles and armor, as well as bulletproof vests and boomboxes, the film reworks Shakespeare in a frenzy of jump cuts that makes most rock videos look like MTV on Midol. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
Garry Gillard | New: 11 June, 2017 | Now: 11 June, 2017