100 Word Review – Eagle Vs Shark (2007)

Not the animal on animal gore fest you might expect. This is a wonderfully quirky Australian comedy.

Lily (Loren Taylor) works in a fast food restaurant in the same mall as the tech shop where Jarrod (Jemaine Clement) works. When he invites her to his friend’s animal-themed fancy dress (thus the title), all of her dreams have come true. What follows includes a road trip, exotic candles and a fight to the death. 

Written and directed by the hugely talented Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows), this is funny, romantic, awkward and very human. It’s an absolute delight!

100 Word Review – Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby) shows off his style and sense of humour in this wonderful, quirky Australian comedy.

Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is tipped to win the Pan Pacific Ballroom Dancing Championship, until dancing non-regulation steps loses him his dancing partner. With an overbearing mother living through his successes, will he risk dancing his own steps? And if so, will he find someone to dance with him?

This film is dramatic and hilarious. Part-mockumentary, part romantic comedy, full of feather boas, extraordinary hair styles and some toe-tapping tunes. It is guaranteed to make you smile!