Film Review: Long Weekend (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood. REVIEW: Australian cinema has often lumped in unfairly with the state of British cinema. Both countries being incapable of producing anything other than kitchen sink dramas and gritty flicks about gangsters in a spot of bovver. Even films such as Muriel’s Wedding will have a dark subtext somewhere. Hell, Animal Kingdom’s tale … Continue reading

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Film Review: Long Weekend (aka Nature’s Grave) (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping apparatuses and despite the protests of Carla, he travels with her and their dog Cricket to camp in the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub in the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message to Luke with the owner of the pub. When Peter … Continue reading

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