Boar (2017)

Director: Chris Sun
Writer: Kirsty Dallas, Chris Sun
Cast: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Hugh Sheridan, Chris Haywood, Ernie Dingo, Simone Buchanan, Christie-Lee Britten, Madeleine Kennedy, Chris Bridgewater, Melissa Tkautz
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 29.9.2018

A small town in Australia has been having some trouble with wild animals. Fences torn down, livestock going missing. But they don’t know that they don’t actually have problems with animals, plural, but instead one big animal, one fucker of a boar. As the boar starts attacking anybody who dares come into its outback, people start dying in big numbers.

Boar is everything you could want in a creature feature: it has a good sense of humor, nice characters and a good creature design. I mostly enjoyed it, even though there were some pacing issues in the second half.

The film poster showing a boar head with an open mouth and massive fangs in profile.
Continue reading

Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max
Director: George Miller
Writer: George Miller, James McCausland
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward
Seen on: 15.5.2015

Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is part of what remains of the police force, mostly busy with hunting down gang violence. After the gang led by Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) kills his partner Jim Goose (Steve Bisley), Max decides that he has to get out of there. So he packs his wife Jessie (Joanne Samuel) and their little kid and they try to get away from their routines. But Toecutter, his gang and the violence they bring are not that easily left behind.

I loved pretty much everything about Mad Max, in particular the way the movie methodically dismantles all the “lone wolf”-cop clichés. Even though that meant that the film ends on one of hell of a sad note.



Continue reading