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DRUNK LUCK (M)

Director: Name Withheld Upon Request

Release Date: 26th May

Starring: Names Withheld Upon Request

Synopsis: A week in the lives of three patrons of a Melbourne pub.

 

Where even to begin with this film? Produced on a reported budget of two ham sandwiches, this locally produced independent animated bowel-movement of a motion picture has been forced onto national cinema screens in what can only be described as a comprehensive unprovoked attack on the Australian public. Drunk Luck's "plot" revolves around the ultimately depressing and downright asinine lives of three ugly regulars at a pub located in Melbourne's southern suburbs. To discuss the plot any further would be a complete waste of my time and yours. To discuss this film any further in writing would be an insult to the fundamental concept of typography. Avoid at all costs.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (PG)

Director: Sheyan Gunaplaa

Release Date: 29th April

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Patrick Black, Alexander Maiolo

Synopsis: The SRC members of a suburban high-school investigate a shocking homework-related crime.

 

SRC is an interesting, albeit confused film. On one hand, it has its occasional moments of absolute hilarity, mostly due to a stand-out performance from local newcomer and rising film star, Pat Black, but is let down by a muddled third-act and several jokes which don't quite hit bulls-eye. SRC follows several comically incompetent SRC agents who have been tasked with investigating a case involving the deliberate destruction of homework. Ignoring some odd choices in plotting and some poorly-explained twists in the story, there is fun to be had here.

THE VIGILANTE (MA15+)

Director: Sheyan Gunaplaa

Release Date: 23rd May

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Adam Wood, Patrick Black

Synopsis: A murderous vigilante takes on a notorious drug ring.

 

An exciting and cerebral thriller from a promising young director. The Vigilante explores the inherently psychological concepts of abuse, youth trauma and post-traumatic stress. The film follows a mysterious hooded vigilante figure who slowly appears to be killing off members of a suburban drug ring in a bid to rid the streets of their dangerous presence. Shot nicely in an almost sepia colour pallet, the visual direction and heavy use of disorienting dutch-angles paints a cohesive and almost surreal picture of human beings at their most desperate and vile. A fantastic journey into the depths of a depraved mind.

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