|Chopper 2000 R, 93 min.|
Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, Kenny Graham, Kate Beahan, David Field, Daniel Wyllie, Bill Young, Renee Brack, Garry Waddell
Convicted killer Mark "Chopper" Read (Eric Bana) became one of Australia's best-selling authors. This autobiography includes his 1970s' prison term during which he terrorized other prisoners, was repeatedly stabbed by his best friend (Simon Lyndon), has his own ears chopped off, and is finally released–only to end up in more trouble and back in prison.
|Holy Smoke 1999 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Pam Grier, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee, Daniel Wyllie, Paul Goddard, Tim Robertson, George Mangos, Kerry Walker, Les Dayman, Samantha Murray
To the consternation of her parents (George Mangos and Julie Hamilton), Ruth (Kate Winslet) appears to have fallen under the mystical spell of a guru during her stay in India. A friend advises them to hire an "exit counselor" and trick Ruth into returning to Sydney, Australia. The counselor, PJ Waters (Harvey Keitel), whisks Ruth off to an isolated cottage in the outback where he plans to recondition her.
|The IMAX Nutcracker 1997 N/R, 37 min.|
Director: Christine Edzard
Cast: Miriam Margolyes, Heathcote Williams, Lotte Johnson, Benjamin Hall, Harriet Thorpe, Patrick Pearson, Daniel Wyllie, Tamara Rojo, Tim Hamilton, Henry He
While the idea of producing Tchaikovsky's famous "Nutcracker" on the larger-than-life IMAX screen may sound great, the results are very disappointing because the story is related as a fairy tale with background music–NOT as the beautiful ballet it was designed to be.
|Romper Stomper 1992 NC-17, 92 min.|
Director: Geoffrey Wright
Cast: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott, Leigh Russell, Daniel Wyllie, James McKenna, Eric Mueck, Frank Magree, Christopher McLean
Following their leader, Hando (Russell Crowe), Nazi skinheads in Melbourne target Vietnamese in their stupid and violent effort to cleanse the human race in Australia. There is also an R rated version on the shelves.
|Unconditional Love 2002 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: P.J. Hogan
Cast: Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett, Meredith Eaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Lynn Redgrave, Stephanie Beacham, Richard Briers, Marcia Warren, Jack Noseworthy, Daniel Wyllie, Dan Aykroyd, Jonathan Pryce
Grace's (Kathy Bates) husband runs out on her, so, of course, she heads to London for the funeral of her pop-singer idol who had been murdered. There she meets the star's secret lover, Dirk (Rupert Everett), who, also of course, is grief-stricken. The two team up to find the killer, with the trail leading to Chicago. Good cast, weak comedy/mystery.
|1. Chopper (2000)|
2. Holy Smoke (1999)
3. The IMAX Nutcracker (1997)
4. Romper Stomper (1992)
5. Unconditional Love (2002)
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