Wake in Fright: An Australian Nightmare

As an Australian, I can attest to the fact that we see ourselves as a largely amicable bunch, even if we do tend to engage in levels of alcohol consumption that would be considered abhorrent in most places on earth. This is probably the reason that when Wake in Fright originally hit cinemas back in…

By James Curnow

Haiku Ode to Action Cinema: Poetry on Screen

Haiku gives respect Action films elevated Ten classic movies   RoboCop Resurrected man Visions of a life now gone The name is Murphy Terminator Tech-noir nightmare art Hell arrives from the future Harlan Ellison Predator Invisible beast Screaming souls in the jungle Ugly mother-fu… Out for Justice Seagal talks Brooklish Anybody seen Richie? Excess violence…

By James Curnow

In Honour of a Classic: Road House

“This place has a sign hangin’ over the urinal that says, “Don’t eat the big white mint.” – Wade Garrett I’d like to take a quick moment to remember the frequently belittled classic, Road House (1989), featuring the underappreciated acting talents of the late Patrick Swayze, the brilliant Sam Elliot and the recently departed acting…

By James Curnow