Jocelyn Moorhouse

Nicole Chamoun and Thomas Jane in Troppo

Troppo review: excellent mystery from Australia

Troppo is set in the steamy tropics of far north Queensland. It’s filled with water, trees, crocodiles, snakes, huge flocks of birds, and murder. The characters, especially the two main characters, are beautifully written and developed. The mystery and puzzle of the plot is always engaging and not obvious.

Yvonne Strahovski in Stateless

Review: Stateless

Stateless shines a light on the plight of people detained in immigration centers. It shows how these inhumane places destroy families and lives. It’s based on true events in Australia. Stateless, created by Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett, and Elise McCredie, tells a multilayered story. There are many characters, I’ll give you a glimpse into only a few.

Maya Angelou, Winona Ryder, and Ellen Burstyn

Review: How to Make an American Quilt

I found How to Make an American Quilt, a 25 year old gem, on Netflix in a queue of films directed by women. I remember loving it, wanting more films like it, and holding it as an example of what I wanted movies to be. I decided to watch it again to see how it held up all these years …

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Kate Winslet's eyes

Watch This: Trailer for The Dressmaker

First previews for The Dressmaker were released this week. The film stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth and the rather awesome Judy Davis. It’s set in Australia and looks to involve high fashion, old mysteries, revenge, and some potential action between the two lead characters. Based on a novel by Rosalie Ham, the screenplay was written by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who also …

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