Sweet Country movie review: an essential confrontation with the ugly not-so-past past

April 23, 2018Sweet Country

MaryAnn Johanson/ Flick Filosopher Australia’s Northern Territory in the 1920s is “sweet country,” drools Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown: Gods of Egypt, Australia), “cattle country.” But it’s not his country to do anything with, and this is not his story, except as the villain… or, rather, as a personification and representation of the villainy of colonialism … Read More

Don’t Miss the Stunning Australian Western Sweet Country

April 6, 2018Sweet Country

Taylor Antrim/ Vogue As popcorn films continue to vie for box office dominance this weekend, an impeccably made and quietly gripping Aussie film called Sweet Country slips into theaters in New York and Los Angeles (ahead of a wider release next week). It’s a movie that deserves our attention—a Western, a meditation on colonial racism, and an … Read More

Sweet Country Review

March 6, 2018Sweet Country, Thunderbird Releasing

Empire/ Ian Freer Australia 1929. Aboriginal farmhand Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris) goes on the run with his wife Lizzie (Gorey Furber) after killing a cattle station master (Ewen Leslie) in self defence. Lawman Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads a posse to track the pair down. 4 out of 5 stars Sparse, textured and bleak, director-cinematographer … Read More

Samuel Goldwyn Announces U.S. Release Date For Australian Western ‘Sweet Country’

March 5, 2018Sweet Country, Thunderbird Releasing

Deadline/ Dino-Ray Ramos  EXCLUSIVE: Samuel Goldwyn Films has set an April 6 U.S. release date for the award-winning Australian western Sweet Country from director Warwick. The film will make its initial theater debut in Los Angeles and New York and then roll out to 20 to 30 more screens across the U.S. Sweet Country made its world premiere in 2017 at … Read More