Retro Review: Celia

“Celia has never been as well regarded as it ought to be, especially given the lack of recognised Australian films about children that aren’t children’s films.” Written by David Morgan-Brown Along with Newsfront and The Devil’s Playground, Celia is another superb directorial debut from an Australian filmmaker, showing a very mature vision through the film’s style…

Retro Review: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Written by David Morgan-Brown WARNING: This review contains spoilers. Aussie film writer/director/producer Fred Schepisi, fresh into serious filmmaking at just 37 when his debut The Devil’s Playground was released, then followed it up with The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (an adaptation of Thomas Kineally’s novel) that was as concerned with…