Ruben Guthrie (2015)

The easiest barb to direct at Brendan Cowell’s Ruben Guthrie is that it’s another Aussie film about the problems of rich white blokes (see also: Little Death, The/Any Questions for Ben?). This isn’t technically incorrect; the titular protagonist is, indeed, a wealthy white dude (Patrick Brammall). But the screenplay’s real concerns aren’t so much the…

Josh Lawson in The Little Death (2014)

Discussing the (Little) Dearth of Quality Australian Film

Over at FilmInk, I took Josh Lawson’s comments regarding Australian film (and its pereceived lack of diversity/quality) while promoting his new comedy The Little Death as an opportunity to discuss our country’s persistent cultural cringe when it comes to cinema while highlighting some great Aussie films that don’t tend to attract the spotlight. Check out…