Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Crises of Faith: Christianity, Aboriginal Spirituality and Colonisation in Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy

In the Company of Men: Fictionalising Misogyny in Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel

The Mountain Will Not Move: Rolf de Heer’s The Survival of Kindness

Looking to Spring: Fear and Regeneration in Noora Niasari’s Shayda

To Hell with Elevation: Ritual, Power and Transformation in Talk to Me

The Myth of the Ocean, the Reality of Water: Robert Connolly and Radha Mitchell on Blueback

No Turning Back: Temporality, Displacement and Desire in Goran Stolevski’s Of an Age

Stolen Glances: Goran Stolevski on You Won’t Be Alone and Of an Age

Mirror Image: Thomas M Wright on The Stranger

Haunting Portraits: Intimacy and Identity in Alena Lodkina’s Petrol

‘What a Way to Make a Living’: Commodified Identity in Gracie Otto’s Seriously Red

On the Same Wavelength: Connection Through Radio in Platon Theodoris’ The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

Suburban Fragments: Community and Bricolage in Tim Barretto’s Bassendream

Laughing on the Inside: Frank Lotito’s Wog Boys Forever and Multicultural Comedy

Marching Through Time: Māori History, Biographical Filmmaking and Whina

Dark Symbols: Violent Awakening in Del Kathryn Barton’s Blaze

Playing Pretend: Shifting Roles in Sara Kern’s Moja Vesna

A Little Less Conversation: The Convenient Omissions of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

Spinning Tales: Myth and Magic in George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing

Speaking in Riddles: Sex, Comedy and Subtitles in Armağan Ballantyne’s Nude Tuesday

Taking Flight: Deception and Impostor Syndrome in Michelle Savill’s Millie Lies Low

Bad Influence: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes on Balancing Horror and Social Media Satire in Sissy

‘New Rivers Spin Inside’: Women and Witchcraft in Goran Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone

In the Driver’s Seat: The Relatable Radicalism of David Easteal’s The Plains

Future Projection: The Emotional Landscape of Ivan Sen’s Loveland

Aspirational Delight: The Bland Fantasies of Renée Webster’s How to Please a Woman

Breaking Point: Grief and Rebirth in Matthew J Saville’s Juniper

Staying Afloat: Tyler Atkins on Bosch & Rockit

‘Now You’re at Home’: The Power of Music in Macario De Souza’s 6 Festivals

Memory, Myth and Representation: Leah Purcell on The Drover’s Wife the Legend of Molly Johnson

Where the Heart Is: Shifting Frontiers in Here Out West

Authentic Depictions: Julie Kalceff and Ana Kokkinos on Here Out West

All That Glitters: Anthony Hayes on Gold

Unguided Tour: Drifting Life in Adam C Briggs’ Paris Funeral, 1972

Journey into Darkness: Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant on Nitram

Pack of Lies: Masquerades of Masculinity in Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog

Searching for Home: Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith’s Cousins

The Eye of the Storm: Gender and Generational Change in Aaron Wilson’s Little Tornadoes

Unlucky Country: Malediction and Middle-class Malaise in James Vaughan’s Friends and Strangers

No Exit: Regional Australian Atrophy in Kyle Davis’ Dry Winter