Australian Directors of the 1970s – The New Wave Directors

80s Oz directors – 90s Oz directors – 2000s Oz directors This post looks at the careers and films of Australian Directors who made their first impact in the 1970s. The most important and influential directors were: Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford, George Miller, Fred Schepisi, Phil Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, Tim Burstall, and John Duigan, The other directors covered…

Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films

These are my top 50 Oz film recommendations  (based on the 400 I have seen). I like drama and comedy (rather than, say, action, thriller or horror), and if you do too, you may enjoy some of these films. All these films are rated from 4-5 stars (out of five). Notes: The films are in…

Australian films of the 2010s

40s Films –50s Films – 60s Films – 70s Films – 80s Films – 90s Films – 2000s Films Now that another decade is over, it’s time to look back at the Australian films released in the last ten years. Over 500 Australian films (more than any other decade) were released in the 2010s – either at the cinema, at a festival or…

Australian films of the 1970s

40s films –50s films – 60s films – 80s films – 90s films – 2000s films – 2010 FILMS In the decade of the 1960s, only eight locally produced Australian films were released, and none were very successful. By contrast, the decade of the 1970s saw nearly 150 Australian-produced films released, and many of them were…

Australian films of the 2000s

40s films –50s films – 60s films – 70s Films – 80s Films – 90s Films – 2010 Films Australian films of the 2000s (First Decade: 2000-2009) The Australian film industry continued to make a large number of films in the first decade of the 2000s (i.e. 2000-2009, the 00s or noughties, though naming this decade…

Australian films of the 1990s

40s films –50s films – 60s films – 70s films – 80s films – 2000s films – 2010 Films The 1990s were the third decade of the Australian film revival, and there were over 350 Australia films released (see list). It was a great decade for film-making and some of Australia’s best-loved films were made…

Australian films of the 1980s

40S FILMS –50S FILMS – 60S FILMS – 70S FILMS – 90S FILMS – 2000S FILMS – 2010 FILMS The 1980s were the second decade of the Australian film revival, and there were over 400 Australian films released (see list), which was double the number made in the 1970s. (For some background on trends in 1980s film-making, see New Australian Directors of the 1980s –…

Another 50 Australian Film Recommendations (101-150)

Here is the third in my series on recommended Australian (Oz) films, and I will look at 50 more Oz films I think are worth watching. In 2016, I published my recommendations for the 100 best Australian films (see Ozflicks Guide to the Top 50 Australian Films and Ozflicks Guide to the Top 100 Australian films…

Australian Film Actors of the 1990s

40s-60s Actors – 70s Actors – 80s Actors – 90s Actresses The 1990s was the third decade of the Australian Cinema Revival (see here), and saw a new generation of actors emerge. There were new factors in the 90s that helped the film careers of both new and older Australian actors: There was a ‘second new…

Australian Film Actors of the 1980s

40s-60s Actors – 70s Actors – 90s Actors – 80s Actresses This page looks at the best Australian actors who made their first feature film in the 1980s. (It only looks at male actors, for the best Oz female actors of the 1980s, see here.) The 1980s was the second decade of the Australian Cinema…

List of 100 Australian Films from the 1930s to the 1960s

70s film list – 80s film list – 90s film list – 2000s film list 40s films – 50s films – 60s films This is the last of my lists of Australian films, and covers four decades from 1930 to 1969, representing the low-point of the Australian film industry before its revival in the 1970s. The list covers Australian films from the beginning…

Australian Film Actors of the 1970s

40s-60s Actors – 80s Actors – 90s Actors – 70s Actresses When the Australian film industry re-emerged in the 1970s, new actors appeared, coming from television, the theatre and elsewhere to star in the 200 Australian films made in the 1970s. Some of these new actors became well-known stars in Australia, with long careers film…

20 Australian Film Actors – 1940-1969

70s Actors – 80s Actors – 90s Actors – 70s Actresses  This page will look at the major Australian (male) actors who starred in films during the 40s, 50s and 60s, both in Australia and overseas. These were actors who made it through the lean years before the revival of the Australian film industry in…