, 1h47 GenresDrame, Thriller ActeursGuy Pearce, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Kate Bell, Justine Clarke Rôle Drew Note63% The film begins when 15-year-old Rachel Barber (Kate Bell) misses her train home one night to meet with her father, Mike (Guy Pearce). Mike relays this unusual action to his wife and Rachel's mother; Elizabeth (Miranda Otto). Initially only moderately concerned; hours drag on and the Barber family begin a frantic search for her.
, 1h43 Réalisé parTony Ayres GenresDrame ActeursJoan Chen, Steven Vidler, Kerry Walker, Leo T'ien Lung Fong Rôle Bill Note71% The film is an autobiographical account of Tony Ayres' life at age eight, however the names have been changed. The story is narrated by Darren Yap as an adult Tom typing the story on a computer and reflecting on the story "which defines them, which shapes who they are." His mother Rose Hong (Joan Chen) was a nightclub singer in Hong Kong in 1964, where she met Bill, an Australian sailor, and married him to seek a better life in Australia, taking her daughter May (Irene Chen) and son Tom (Joel Lok). An opening montage of scenes shows Rose making several unsuccessful attempts to establish herself with Chinese partners before moving in with Bill again.
, 1h24 Réalisé parGregory Dark OrigineEtats-Unis GenresThriller, Action, Horreur, Policier ThèmesTueur en série ActeursSamantha Noble, Rachael Taylor, Christina Vidal, Luke Pegler, Michael J. Pagan, Cecily Polson Rôle Williams Note51% Pendant une perquisition, l'agent Frank Williams et son collègue découvrent dans la maison en question une femme sans yeux. L'un se fait violemment couper le bras, tandis que l'autre se fait tuer à la hache. Williams à juste le temps de tirer une balle dans la tête du tueur, avant d'être hospitalisé. Trois ans après les faits, Williams organise avec sa collègue, Hannah, un projet avec plusieurs délinquants, dans le but d'alléger leur peine. Le boulot paraît simple : restaurer l'hôtel Blackwell. Mais ils sont loin d'imaginer que l'individu ayant blessé Williams trois ans auparavant a élu domicile dans les murs de l'hôtel. Quand l'un des membres du groupe disparaît, tous les autres partent à sa recherche. Et un à un, tous se mettent à disparaître.
, 1h38 Réalisé parTony Martin, Tony Martin GenresThriller, Comédie ThèmesLa mer, Transport ActeursMick Molloy, Bob Franklin, Alan Brough, Bill Hunter, Marshall Napier, Nicholas Bell Rôle Pendlebury Note63% A Magistrate named Poulgrain takes his own life in an exhaust fume-filled car but in his death-throes, he releases the hand-brake whereupon his car rolls down the road all the way into the middle of a busy shopping centre where a pair of over-zealous detectives empty their firearms into his corpse. Disgraced, the two detectives, Ben Kinnear and his best mate Mike Paddock-both members of the much-hyped Zero Tolerance Unit (ZTU), are demoted back to uniform duties. Things get worse when they pay a visit to the Magistrate's widow Eleanor and accidentally burn her house down. Things become more complicated when Julie Bale, a journalist and a former police-officer and onetime partner of Kinnear's, is arrested on a charge of blackmailing the Magistrate. Kinnear starts to smell a rat when he discovers that a computer disc was found in the dead man's car but was tampered with by persons unknown. Kinnear's boss Gillespie questions the two detectives in charge of the Poulgrain case, Wicks & Pendlebury as to what happened to the original disc. Without warning, Wicks shoots dead Gillespie and Pendlebury and then deliberately wounds himself, re-arranging the crime scene to make it appear Pendlebury fired first.
, 3h40 GenresDrame ThèmesDocumentaire historique ActeursRebecca Gibney, Paul Mercurio, Stephen Curry, Helen Dallimore, Jeremy Sims, Peter O'Brien Rôle Dick Lamb Note81% The film starts at an anniversary commemoration of the crash, where roses are dropped on the track to the aftermath of the wreck where first responders are arriving at the scene. Five months later the coroner, Tom Weir, brings in Boris Osman, an engineer to help him investigate the crash and immediately runs into stonewalling by the state-owned rail company, who don’t want him to examine the train. Osman thinks it’s because the investigation will have to disclose why the tracks that caused the wreck were in such bad shape. Osman thinks it was caused by the politicians in office allowing the rail system to deteriorate. The coroner learns the bridge was hit twice before. Pressure begins to be brought on the coroner from above to stop asking to look at the train. Osman learns this is the third time this locomotive went off the rails. The coroner uses the threat of contempt of court to force the rail company to let Osman examine the locomotive. The inquest begins, with Orman recounting how the tragedy happened on 18 January 1977, alternating with the stories of some passengers who traveled on the ill-fated train, leading up to the depiction of the accident. Due to worn out track and worn out wheels on the locomotive, it jumps the rails and hits a bridge support, causing it to collapse on the train. The community springs into action to aid the survivors and recover the 83 dead. Several of the rescuers testify at the inquest and recount their actions on the day of the accident. Many rescuers risk their own lives to save the injured. Even when ordered to leave due to the danger of further collapse, many refuse to abandon injured survivors. Many of the rescuers are traumatized by what they saw. Ormond comes under attack for saying that it was the condition of the locomotive’s wheels that contributed to the accident, since while money has been allocated to repair the tracks, there is no money to also repair the locomotives. The families of the dead try to cope, while Gerry Buchtman, who went to Granville while on sick leave from his emergency responder job has to fight to keep his job, since the powers that be want to fire him for doing just that. In spite of pressure, the coroner finds that the locomotive’s condition contributed to the accident. Osman later learns that even though the rail company knew this type of locomotive was dangerous due to a derailment 11 months before Granville, they took no steps to lower the speed on this line because it came from an electoral district that often decided national elections and the government did not want to anger the voters by making their train late. We return to the memorial service, while on screen captions tell us what happened to some of the people involved in the crash and the investigation.
, 1h34 Réalisé parRolf de Heer OrigineAustralie GenresDrame, Science-fiction, Thriller, Fantasy ThèmesLa mer, Transport ActeursRitchie Singer, Terry Camilleri, Max Cullen, Steven Vidler, Vincent Gil, Peter Douglas Rôle Eddie Note54% On a farming property called Raven's Gate, enthusiastic hydroponicist Richard Cleary (Ritchie Singer) is trying innovative farming practices. He is also trying to accommodate his brother Eddie (Steven Vidler), newly out of gaol and more interested in Richard's wife Rachel (Celine Griffin) than in working on the property. Strange events on the property and a minor crime in the town attract policeman Taylor (Max Cullen) and Special Branch investigator Cummings (Terry Camilleri). Eddie has the misfortune to also cross local cop Skinner (Vincent Gil), by dating the target of his affections, barmaid Annie (Saturday Rosenberg). Tensions in personal relationships and mysterious events (bird kills, disappearing water supplies) build to a climax that sees Raven's Gate assaulted by an alien force, and a number of deaths amongst the protagonists. The film closes with the stunned survivors Eddie and Rachel standing outside Raven's Gate homestead, newly restored by Special Branch, and the soundtrack playing the Easybeats song Friday on My Mind.