What Margaret and David say about 500 Oz Movies

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton are Australia’s best known and much-loved film critics, having appeared on two long-running weekly movie TV review shows for almost 30 years: SBS’s The Movie Show from 1986 to 2004 and ABC’s At The Movies between 2004 and 2014. Like Bill Collins and John Hinde did before them, they reviewed both international and Australian movies, and their informed opinions and knowledge of classical cinema helped open Australians’ eyes to both our own films and movies from all around the world.

Margaret and David were like our cinematic godparents, taking us by the hands, and guiding us through the world of film, explaining, analysing, comparing and teaching us a vocabulary to discuss what we were seeing. And when they finally retired from the ABC in 2014, thousands (perhaps millions) of Australian cinephiles were left bereft, to wander like orphans in the new cinematic world, getting lost in the flood of new trends, with only the increasingly distant memories from the many years under their care to guide us.

So what Oz films did Margaret and David like?

Remembering that Margaret and David did not generally review films made before 1986, and that reviews of some major films made in or after 1986 (including Crocodile Dundee, Strictly Ballroom and The Year My Voice Broke) were not found (see Notes at end), their top five Oz films, the only ones to which I know they both gave five stars were:

  • Evil Angels, Lantana, The Piano, Return Home and Samson & Delilah

Margaret also gave 5 stars to Flirting and David also gave five stars to nine other films:

  • Bad Boy Bubby, Happy Feet, Shine, Grievous Bodily Harm, Holy Smoke, Idiot Box, The Quiet RoomThe Fringe Dwellers  and The Year My Voice Broke*

Both David and Margaret gave 4½ stars to another 21 films:

  • Animal Kingdom, Babe, Beautiful Kate, The Boys, Burning Man, Children Of The Revolution, Chopper, Death in Brunswick, The Dish, The Finished People, Head On. The Heartbreak Kid, The Interview, Japanese Story, Look Both Ways, Praise, Proof, Sirens, Somersault and The Tracker.

Margaret was less generous with her five-star ratings, but was slightly more generous overall, giving Oz films 3.6 stars on average, ahead of David’s 3.4 stars.

David was also harder on movies he didn’t like, giving 0, ½ or 1 star to seven movies (including his controversial refusal to rate the highly regarded Romper Stomper due to the film’s depictions of racist violence) and only 1½ stars to another seven films, including The Castle, which became one of Australia’s most popular films. Margaret only gave less than two stars to four films.

The films on which they most disagreed, apart from Romper Stomper, were:

Overall though, Margaret and David tended to give similar ratings, differing by only half a star in 70% of their reviews.

Their ratings and reviews of Oz films follow.

David and Margaret’s Reviews of Oz Movies 1986-2014

The list below has links to Margaret and David’s video reviews of over 500 Oz movies released mainly while Margaret and David were appearing on SBS’s The Movie Show and ABC’s At The Movies between 1986-2014. For more information, see the Notes below the list. [Update: As of sometime in 2017, the ABC website removed their At The Movies collection, and the links I had for movies released between 2004 and 2014, no longer functioned. The ABC links now lead to the archived version of the reviews on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive  (which is just as good really as they contain the full text plus videos in many cases). You can also go to the  At the Movies Index on the Wayback Machine and find  reviews of other films if you wish.]

$9.99 (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: $9.99 ]

100 Bloody Acres (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: 100 Bloody Acres 0

2:37 (2006) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: 2:37 ]

4 David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: 4 ]

48 Shades (2008) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: 48 Shades ]

52 Tuesdays (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: 52 Tuesdays ]

A Few Best Men (2011) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4  stars [Original Link: A Few Best Men ]

A Heartbeat Away (2011)David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars  [Original Link: A Heartbeat Away ]

A Man’s Gotta Do (2004) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: A Man’s Gotta Do]

Accidents Happen (2009) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Accidents Happen ]

Acolytes  (2008) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Acolytes

Adam (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Adam

Adoration (aka Adore) (2013) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Adoration ]

Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The  (1994) David: 4 stars

Alexandra’s Project  (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

All Men Are Liars  (1994) David: 3.5 stars

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane ]

All This Mayhem  David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: All This Mayhem]

Amy  (1998) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Angel Baby (1995) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Angst (2000) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Animal Kingdom  (2010) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Animal Kingdom]

Animated (Documentary 1989) Review (‘good’) without rating

Any Questions For Ben?  (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Any Questions For Ben?]

Around the World in Eighty Ways (1988) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

As Time Goes By (1988) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

At World’s End David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: At World’s End ]

Australia  (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Australia ]

Australia Daze (Documentary 1988)  David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Australian Rules (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Aya  (1991) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Babe (1995) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Babe: Pig in the City (1998) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Back of Beyond (1995) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 1.5 stars

Backlash (1986) (Review with no rating)

Backstage (1988) David: 1 star

Bad Boy Bubby (1994) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Bad Eggs (2003) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Bait  (2012) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Bait]

Balibo (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Balibo]

The Bank (2001) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Bastardy David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link:

Beautiful  (2009) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Beautiful]

Beautiful Kate (2009) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Beautiful Kate ]

beDevil  (1993) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Belinda (1988) David: 4 stars – Paul Byrnes 3

Beneath Clouds (2002) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Beneath Hill 60 (2010) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Beneath Hill 60 ]

The Bet (2006) David: 3 stars – Paul Byrnes 3

Better Than Sex (2000) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Beware of Greeks Bearing Guns (2000) David: 2.5 stars

Big Mamma’s Boy (2011) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Big Steal, The (1990) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Billy’s Holiday (1994) David: 2 stars

Bitter & Twisted (2008) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Black & White & Sex (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Black & White & Sex ]

Black And White (2002) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Black Balloon, The (2008) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Black Balloon, The ]

Black Robe (1992) Margaret: 4.5 stars – Basia: 4 stars

Black Water (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Black Water ]

Blackfellas  (1993) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Blackrock (1997) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Blame (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Blame ]

Blessed (2009) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Blessed]

Blind Company (2009) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Blind Company ]

Blinder (2013) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Blinder]

Blood Oath (1990) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Blurred (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Bondi Tsunami  (2004) no rating

Book of Revelation, The (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4  stars [Original Link: Book of Revelation, The ]

Bootmen (2000) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988) David:  1 star – Margaret: 3 stars

Boxing Day (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Boys, The (1997) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Boys Are Back, The (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4  stars [Original Link: Boys Are Back, The ]

BoyTown (2006) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: BoyTown ]

Bra Boys David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Bra Boys ]

Bran Nue Dae (2009) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Bran Nue Dae ]

Bread and Roses (1993) Margaret: 4.5 stars

Breaking Loose  (1988) Review (‘not very good’) but no rating

Breathing Under Water (1992)  Review without rating

Brilliant Lies (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Broken Highway (1993) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Bullseye (1989) David’s Review (‘good’) but no rating

Burke and Wills (2006 not 1985) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Burke and Wills]

Burning Man (2011) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Burning Man]

Cactus (1986) Review but no rating

Cactus  (2008 ) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: Cactus]

Candy (2006) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Candy ]

Candy Regentag (1989) David: 3.5 stars – Basia Bonkowski 3 stars

Cane Toads: The Conquest (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars  [Original Link: Cane Toads: The Conquest]

Canopy (2014) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Canopy ]

Cappuccino (1989) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Careless Love (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Careless Love ]

The Castanets Club (1990) Review but no rating

Castle, The (1997) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Caterpillar Wish (2006) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Caterpillar Wish ]

Cedar Boys (2009) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Cedar Boys ]

Celia (1989) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Charlie & Boots (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Charlie & Boots ]

Charlie’s Country (2013) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Charlie’s Country ]

Children Of The Revolution (1997) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Chopper (2000) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Closed For Winter (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Closed For Winter ]

Clubland (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Clubland ]

Coffin Rock (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Coffin Rock ]

The Combination (2009) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Combination]

Cosi  (1996) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Cosmic Psychos? Bloke’s You Can Trust David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Cosmic Psychos? Bloke’s You Can Trust ]

Country Life  1994) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Crackerjack (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Crackers (1998) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Craic, The (1999) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Crocodile Dundee (1986) Review not found

Crocodile Dundee II (1988) Margaret’s review but no rating

Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles (2001) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Crooked Business (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: Crooked Business ]

The Crop (2004) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 1.5 stars [Original Link: The Crop ]

The Crossing (1990) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Cunnamulla  (2000) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Cup (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Cup ]

The Custodian (1993) David: 3 stars

Cut (2000) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995) David: 4 stars

Dags (1998) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Daisy and Simon (1989) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Dance Me To My Song (1998) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Danny Deckchair (2003) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Dark City (1998) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

The Darkside David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Darkside ]

Dating The Enemy (1996) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

The Day Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Daybreakers (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Daybreakers ]

Dead Calm (1989) (ABC)  Review but no rating

Dead Calm  (1989) Margaret: 4.5 stars – Sandra Hall: 4.5 stars  [Original Link: Dead Calm  ]

Dead Europe (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Dead Europe ]

Dead Heart 1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Dead Letter Office (1998) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Dear Claudia (1999) David: 1 star – Margaret: 3 stars

Dear Frankie (2005) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: Dear Frankie ]

Death Defying Acts (2007) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Death Defying Acts ]

Death in Brunswick (1991) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

December Boys (2007) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: December Boys ]

Diana & Me (1997) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Dirty Deeds (2002) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Dish, The (2000) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Dr Plonk (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Dr Plonk ]

Dreams for Life (2005) David: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Dreams for Life ]

Drift (2013) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Drift ]

Dust off the Wings (1997) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Dying Breed (2008) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: Dying Breed ]

Echoes of Paradise  (1988) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Em 4 Jay (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Em 4 Jay ]

Emerald City (1988) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Envy (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Epsilon (1997) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Erskineville Kings (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Everynight … Everynight (1994) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Evil Angels (1988) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Extra, The (2005) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 1 star [Original Link: Extra, The ]

The Eye Of The Storm (2011) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Eye Of The Storm ]

Face to Face (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Face to Face ]

Fallout (2013) David: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Fallout ]

Fat Pizza (2003) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Feeling Sexy (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Felony (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Felony ]

The Final Winter (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Final Winter ]

Finding Joy (2002) David: 2 stars

Finished People, The (2003) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Fistful of Flies (1996) David: 1 star – Margaret: 1.5 stars

Flirting  (1991) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Footy Legends (2006) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Footy Legends ]

Forbidden Lies David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Forbidden Lies ]

Four of a Kind (2008) Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Four of a Kind ]

Frauds (1993) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Fresh Air (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Fringe Dwellers, The (1986) David: 5 stars

Gabriel (2007) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Gallipoli : The Classic  (1981) Review but no rating [Original Link: Gallipoli : The Classic]

Galore (2013) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: Galore ]

Garage Days (2002) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Georgia (1989) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Gettin’ Square (2003) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Ghost Ship  (2002) David: 0.5 star

Ghosts Of The Civil Dead (1989) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Glass]

Global Haywire (2008) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Global Haywire ]

God on My Side (2006) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: God on My Side ]

Goddess (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Goddess ]

Goddess Of 1967 (2000) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Golden Braid (1991) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Gone (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Gone ]

The Good Woman of Bangkok (Documentary 1992) Review but no rating

Greenkeeping (1993) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Grievous Bodily Harm (1988) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Griff The Invisible (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Griff The Invisible ]

Gross Misconduct (1993) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Hail (2011) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Hail ]

Happy Feet (2006) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Happy Feet ]

Happy Feet Two (2011) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Hard Word, The (2002) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Hating Alison Ashley (2005) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Hating Alison Ashley ]

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (2001) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Head On (1998) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Healing (2014) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Heartbreak Kid, The (1993) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Heaven Tonight (1990) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Heaven’s Burning (1997) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Hercules Returns (1993) David: 3.5 stars

Here I Am (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Here I Am ]

Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger ]

High Tide (1987 Interview)  no rating

Holy Smoke (1999) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Home Song Stories (2007) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Home Song Stories ]

Honourable Wally Norman, The (2003) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Hope (2004) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Hope ]

The Horseman (2008) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Horseman

Horseplay (2003) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Hotel De Love (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Hotel Sorrento (1995) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Human Touch (2004) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: Human Touch ]

Hunt Angels (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Hunt Angels ]

The Hunter (2011) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Hunter ]

I Love You Too (2010) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: I Love You Too ]

Idiot Box (1996) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Illustrated Family Doctor ]

In a Savage Land (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

In Bob We Trust (2013) David: ? stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: In Bob We Trust ]

In The Winter Dark (1998) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Incident at Raven’s Gate (1989) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Independent  (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Independent ]

The Infinite Man (2014) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Infinite Man ]

The Inside Story (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Interview (1998) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Irresistible (2006) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Irresistible ]

Island  (1989) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

The Jammed (2007) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Jammed ]

Japanese Story (2003) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Jewboy (2005) David: ? stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Jewboy ]

Jilted (1987) (Review without rating)

Jindabyne (2006) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Jindabyne ]

Kangaroo Jack (2003) David: 1 star

Kanyini (2006) David: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Kanyini ]

Kath & Kimderella (2012) David: 2 stars [Original Link: Kath & Kimderella ]

Kenny (2006) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Kenny]

Killer Elite (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

The King Is Dead! (2012) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The King Is Dead]

The Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2 (2010) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Kiss Or Kill (1997) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Knowing (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Knowing ]

Kokoda (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Kokoda ]

Kokoda Crescent  (1988) Review but no rating

La Spagnola David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Lake Mungo (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Lake Mungo ]

Lantana (ABC Classic)  no rating  [Original Link: Lantana]

Lantana (2001) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Last Dance (2012) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Last Impresario (2014) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Last Impresario ]

Last Ride (2009) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Last Ride ]

Last Train To Freo (2006) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Last Train To Freo ]

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Legend]

The Lego Movie (2014) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Lego Movie ]

Let`s Get Skase (2001) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Letters to Ali (2004) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Letters to Ali ]

Lex and Rory (1993) David: 2 stars – Margaret: ? stars

Life In Movement (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars  [Original Link: Life In Movement ]

Lighthorsemen, The (1987) David: 2.5 stars

Like Minds (2006) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Like Minds ]

Lilian’s Story (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Lionel (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Lionel ]

A Little Bit of Soul (1997) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Little Death (2014) David: 4 stars [Original Link: The Little Death ]

Little Fish (2005) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Little Fish ]

Look Both Ways (2005) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Look Both Ways ]

Looking For Alibrandi (2000) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Lore (2012) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Lore ]

Lost and Found (2006) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: Lost and Found ]

Lost Things (2004) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Lost Things ]

Lou (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Lou ]

Love And Other Catastrophes (1996) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Love in Limbo (1993) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Love Lust & Lies David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Love Lust & Lies ]

Love Serenade (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Love’s Brother (2004) David: 2 stars

The Loved Ones  (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Loved Ones  ]

Lover Boy (1989) (Review without rating)

Lucky Break (1994) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Lucky Country (2009) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Lucky Country ]

Lucky Miles (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Lucky Miles ]

Luigi’s Ladies (1989) David: 1 star – Margaret: 1 star

Lust and Revenge (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Macbeth (2006) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 1 star [Original Link: Macbeth ]

Mad Bastards (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Mad Bastards ]

Mad Bomber in Love (1991) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Magic Pudding, The (1991) David: 2 stars

The Magician (2005) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Magician ]

Malcolm (1986) Review but no rating

Mallboy (2000) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Man From Snowy River 2, The (1988)  Review but no rating

Man Who Sued God, The (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 star [Original Link:

Map of the Human Heart (1993) David: 4 stars – Margaret: ? stars

The Marriage of Figaro (2009) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: The Marriage of Figaro ]

Mary And Max (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Mary And Max ]

Matching Jack (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4  stars [Original Link: Matching Jack ]

Me Myself I (1999) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Men’s Group (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Men’s Group ]

Mental (2012) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Mental ]

Metal Skin (1995) Margaret: 3 stars

Minnamurra  (1989) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Missing (1998) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Moneyshot (aka The Venus Factory) (1998) David: 1 star

Monkey Puzzle (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Monkey Puzzle ]

Monkey’s Mask, The (2000) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The More Things Change (1986) Review with no rating

Mother Fish (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Moulin Rouge!  (2001) David: 4.5 stars

Mr Accident (2000) David: 2.5 stars

Mr Reliable (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Mrs Carey’s Concert ]

Muggers (1999) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5  stars

The Mule (2014) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Mule ]

Mull (1989) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Mullet (2001) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Muriel’s Wedding : The Classic (1994) no rating [Original Link: Muriel’s Wedding]

Muriel’s Wedding (1994) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Mushrooms  (1995)  David: 3.5 stars

My First Wife : The Classic (1984) no rating [Original Link: My First Wife]

My Mistress (2014) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: My Mistress ]

My Mother Frank (2000) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

My Tehran For Sale (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

My Year Without Sex  (2009) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: My Year Without Sex]

Mystery Road (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Mystery Road]

Ned (2003) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Ned Kelly (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Newcastle (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Newcastle ]

Night (2008) David: ? stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Night ]

Night We Called It A Day, The (2003) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Nim’s Island (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Nirvana Street Murder (1991) David: 3 stars – Margaret: ? stars

No Worries (1993) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Noise (2007) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Noise ]

Nostradamus Kid, The (1993) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Not Fourteen Again (1996) Margaret: 4 stars

Not Quite Hollywood (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Not Quite Hollywood ]

Not Suitable for Children (2013) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Not Suitable for Children ]

Nothing Men, The (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Nothing Men, The ]

Nugget, The (2002) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Occasional Coarse Language (1998) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

On My Own (1993) David: 3.5 stars

Once My Mother (2014) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Once My Mother ]

One Night The Moon (2001) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

One Perfect Day (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Only The Brave  (1994) Margaret: 4.5 stars

Opal Dream (2006) David: 2.5 stars [Original Link: Opal Dream ]

Oranges and Sunshine (2010) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Oranges and Sunshine ]

Oscar and Lucinda (1997) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Oyster Farmer (2004) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Oyster Farmer ]

Paperback Hero (1999) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Paradise Road (1997) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Parklands  (1996) Margaret: 3.5 stars

Passion (aka Passion: The Story of Percy Grainger) (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Patrick (2013 not 1978) David: 1 star – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Patrick ]

Paws (1997) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Peaches (2005) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Peaches ]

Piano, The (1993) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) ABC Classic Review – no rating [Original Link: Picnic At Hanging Rock ]

Pitch Black (2000) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Place at the Coast (1987) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Playing For Charlie (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Playing For Charlie ]

Police Rescue (1994) David: 0 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Powderburn (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Praise (1998) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Predestination (2014) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Predestination ]

The President Versus David Hicks (2004) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The President Versus David Hicks ]

Prime Mover (2009) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Prime Mover ]

Proof (1991) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

The Proposition (2005) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Proposition]

The Pursuit of Happiness (1988) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Quiet Room, The (1996) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Quigley (aka Quigley Down Under 1990) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2001) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Radiance (1998) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Rage In Placid Lake (2003) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Railway Man (2013) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Rampage David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Rampage ]

Rats and Cats (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Rats and Cats ]

Raw Nerve (1990) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Razzle Dazzle (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Razzle Dazzle ]

Reckless Kelly (1993) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

Red Dog (2011) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Red Dog ]

Red Hill (2010) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Red Hill ]

Red Obsession (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Red Obsession ]

Redball (1999) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

The Reef (2010) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Reef ]

Return Home (1990) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars

Return To Nim’s Island (2013) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Return To Nim’s Island ]

Rikky and Pete (1998) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Risk (2000) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Road to Nhill (1997) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Road Train (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Road Train ]

Rock N Roll Nerd (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Rock N Roll Nerd ]

The Rocket (2013) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Rocket ]

Rogue (2007) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Rogue ]

Roly Poly Man, The (1994) David: 2.5 stars

Romper Stomper (1992) David: 0 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Romulus, My Father (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Romulus, My Father ]

The Rover (2014) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Rover ]

Russian Doll (2000) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Salt (2010) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Salt ]

Salute (2008) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 star [Original Link: Salute ]

Salute of the Jugger (1989) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Salvation (2007) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Salvation ]

Sample People (2000) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Samson & Delilah (2009) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 5 stars [Original Link: Samson & Delilah]

Sanctum (2010) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars [Original Link: Sanctum ]

The Sapphires (2011) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Sapphires ]

Satellite Boy (2012) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Satellite Boy ]

Save Your Legs! (2012) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Save Your Legs!]

Saw (2004) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Say a Little Prayer (1993) Margaret: 3 stars

Selkie (2000) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Sensitive New Age Killer (2000) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

September (2007) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: September ]

Serenades (2001) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Shame (1998) Review (‘very good’) but no rating

Shine (1996) David: 5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Short Changed (1986) Review without rating

Shotgun Wedding (1994) David: 2.5 stars

Siam Sunset (1999) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Silent Partner (2001) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

The Silver Brumby (1993) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Sirens (1994) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Sleeping Beauty (2011) David: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Sleeping Beauty ]

Snowtown (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Snowtown ]

Soft Fruit (1999) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Solo (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Solo ]

Somersault (2004) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Somersault ]

Son Of A Gun (2014) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Son Of A Gun ]

Son Of A Lion (2007) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Son Of A Lion ]

Sons of Steel (1989)  David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Sound Of One Hand Clapping, The (1998) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

South Solitary (2010) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: South Solitary ]

Spank! (1999) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Spider and Rose (1994) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Spotswood (1992) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Square (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Square ]

Stone Bros (2009) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Stone Bros ]

Storm Surfers (3D) (2012) David: 4 stars

Strange Bedfellows (2003) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Strange Fits Of Passion (1999) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Strange Planet (1999) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Struck By Lightning (1990) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Subdivision (2009) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: Subdivision ]

Suburban Mayhem (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: Suburban Mayhem ]

The Sugar Factory  (1998) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Sum of Us, The (1994) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Summer Coda (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Summer Coda ]

The Surfer (1988) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Sweet Talker (1991) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Sweetie : The Classic (1989) no rating [Original Link: Sweetie : The Classic ]

Swerve (2011) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Swim Fan (2002) David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Swimming Upstream (2002) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4  stars

Take Away (2003) David: 1 star – Margaret: 0.5 star

The Tale of Ruby Rose (1988) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Talk (1995)  David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

The Tall Man (2011) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars [Original Link: The Tall Man ]

Teesh and Trude (2002) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Ten Canoes (2006) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Ten Canoes ]

Ten Empty (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Ten Empty ]

The Tender Hook (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Tender Hook ]

Terra Nova (1997) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

That Eye, The Sky (1994) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

These Final Hours (2013) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Thirst : Web Only Review (2012) David: 4 stars [Original Link: Thirst]

This Won’t Hurt a Bit (1993) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Three Blind Mice (2008) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Three Blind Mice ]

Three Dollars (2004) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Three Dollars

Thunderstruck (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Tom White (2004) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Tom White ]

Tomorrow When The War Began (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Tomorrow]

Toomelah (2011) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Toomelah ]

The Tracker (2002) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Tracks (2013) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Tracks ]

Traps (1994) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Travelling Light (2003) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

The Tree (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Tree ]

Tremors (1989) David: 3.5 star

Triangle David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Triangle ]

True Love And Chaos (1996) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Tumbler (2008) David: 2 star – Margaret: 2 stars

The Turning (2013)David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Turning ]

Turning April  (1996) David: 1 star – Margaret: 3 stars

Turtle Beach (1992) David: 0.5 star – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Two Fists, One Heart (2008) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Two Fists, One Heart

Two Hands (1999) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Umbrella Woman (1987) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Undead (2003) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1996) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Under The Radar (2004) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Under The Radar

Unfinished Sky (2007) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Unfinished Sky ]

Unfolding Florence (2006) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: Unfolding Florence]

Until the End of the World  (1992) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Vacant Possession (1995) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4.5 stars

Van Diemen’s Land (2009) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: Van Diemen’s Land ]

Video Fool for Love (1995) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

View From Greenhaven, The (2008) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: View From Greenhaven]

Vincent (1987) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Visitors (2003) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 2.5 stars

Waiting  (1991) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Waiting City (2009) David: 4 stars [Original Link: The Waiting City ]

Wake In Fright (1971) ABC Classic Review David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Wake In Fright]

Walk The Talk (2000) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Walkabout (1971) David: 4.5 stars

Walking on Water (2002) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Wannabes (2003) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 2 stars

The War On Democracy (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The War On Democracy ]

Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Wasted On The Young (2010) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Wasted On The Young ]

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: We Steal Secrets]

The Wedding Party (2010) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 3 stars [Original Link: The Wedding Party ]

Weekend With Kate (1991) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Welcome To Woop Woop (1997) David: 3.5 stars

Well, The (1997) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Wendy Cracked A Walnut (1990) David: 1 star – Margaret: 2.5 stars

West (2007) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: West]

Whaledreamers (2008) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Whaledreamers ]

What I Have Written (1996) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Whatever Happened To Brenda Hean David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4  stars [Original Link: Whatever Happened To Brenda Hean ]

Wide Open Sky David: 3.5 stars

Wide Sargasso Sea (1993) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Widower (2004) David: 2 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: The Widower ]

Wiggles Movie, The (1997) David: ? stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Willfull  (2002) David: ? stars – Margaret: 3 stars

Wind (1993)  David: 1.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars

Wish You Were Here (2012) David: 4.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Wish You Were Here ]

Wog Boy, The (2000) no rating

Wolf Creek (2005) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars [Original Link: Wolf Creek ]

The Wonderful World of Dogs (Documentary 1990)  Review but no rating

X (2011) David: 2.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: X ]

Yolngu Boy (2001) David: 3 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

You And Your Stupid Mate (2005) David: 0 stars – Margaret: 2 stars [Original Link: You And Your Stupid Mate ]

You Can’t Stop The Murders (2003) David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet David: 3.5 stars – Margaret: 3.5 stars [Original Link: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet ]

Young Einstein (1998) David: 4 stars – Margaret: 4 stars

Zone 39  (1995) no rating

Notes on the list

I compiled this list in 2016 from the ABC At the Movies (now removed but a copy is at At the Movies Index on the Wayback Machine), and SBS Movie Reviews websites, but had to search quite hard to find some of the entries, and didn’t manage to find some. Note also that the list above is not restricted to the Ozflick’s definition of an Australian film, including as it does Australian productions of non-Australian stories.

The ABC website (now in its archived version) is slightly easier to navigate: they have their reviews organised alphabetically and they had a good search engine. However you could only search for titles and the Oz films weren’t gathered or gatherable en masse, so you either searched for a film you knew, or browsed the alphabetical list for titles you recognised.

The SBS website contains a greater number of reviews than the ABC, but is slightly harder to find your way around, as they don’t have a search engine solely for movies. I started by checking Movie by Reviewer for David and Margaret, which finds a lot of their reviews. However I found that there were many others on the SBS website which did not appear under David’s or Margaret’s lists. Other problems with the SBS reviews are: some review videos cut out before M&D announce their scores; some videos are missing from the movie page; and some pages only have interviews without M&D’s reviews. Reviews of some quite high profile films during those years, such as Strictly Ballroom, Bliss, Crocodile Dundee and The Year My Voice Broke, are missing. (Although I could not find the review, it is clear that David gave The Year My Voice Broke 5 stars – David said he did in the review for Flirting.)

Margaret and David have continued to produce reviews separately since 2014, Margaret for Foxtel and David for The Australian (see also here), but I have not included those reviews here.

If you are able to help in finding any more of Margaret and David’s reviews together or their ratings for other Oz films, could you please contact me or leave a comment below?

PS. By August 2017, through more careful searching, and using the great Australian film lists at Australasian Cinema, I managed to increase the number of reviews on the list by over 100, to 530, though I was still unable to find the reviews or scores for Strictly Ballroom and The Year My Voice Broke. 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jordan Dodd says:

    Wow! Massive post!

    Don’t you just miss At The Movies? I felt a part of me die when I read about that. At least Daviod is still contributing to film fests around the country.

    Oh, and g’day from Adelaide! Just found your site, I haven’t found many other Aussie sites so I think I’ll bookmark this 🙂 I try to focus on as many Aussie/NZ films as I can, though when they are romantic comedies I usually skip ’em 😉

    Random question: Have you seen One Eyed Girl

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ozflicks says:

      Thanks Jordan for the like. I have a few other Oz movie sites that I like on my Links page. No I haven’t seen One-Eyed Girl – I’ve been in Europe for most of the last year, but hope to catch up on Oz films in the New Year.

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      1. Jordan Dodd says:

        Its out online I think, its on bluray I know that! Really great flick mate, its about a psychiatrist who ends up joining a cult. Good stuff!

        Like

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