Category Archives: Snowtown


First time director Justin Kurzal’s Snowtown is the latest instalment in the burgeoning genre of what can be called, for want of a better term, ‘underclass cinema’. Animal Kingdom (2010), Samson and Delilah (2009), Boxing Day (2007), Candy (2006), The … Continue reading

Snowtown: the first review

Since my post earlier this year on Snowtown, the much anticipated cinematic take on Australia’s worst serial killing spree, I’ve been on the look-out for the first reviews. Well, I’ve found one. Snowtown premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in late February. You … Continue reading


2010 was a great year for Australian crime film. In addition to the excellent Animal Kingdom, last year saw the release of the neo-noir Western,  Red Hill, and the gritty revenge flick, The Horseman. While one can argue the merits and otherwise … Continue reading