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Our picks for this week | Jan 28

27 January

Welcome to our new Review Roundup! In this weekly programme, we’ll be taking a look at the latest releases and ensuring that we only suggest the best!

High Ground (MA15+) | BOOK TICKETS

Set against the natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s 1930s Arnhem Land, High Ground is an engrossing revisionist Western thriller that chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Simon Baker) to track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr) – the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. Garnering incredible critical acclaim, High Ground boldly focuses on elevating the stories and voices of Indigenous Australians through its diverse cast and unflinching approach to it’s material and is simply a must-see for all Australians!

“In the magnetic Nayinggul, superb as the boy on the brink of manhood who must choose whether to reject anger or embrace it, the film showcases a notable new talent.”
– Screen International

“A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller that makes superb use of stunning landscapes while also addressing the lingering scars of colonial-era racism.
– Hollywood Reporter

“This may be fictionalized narrative, but it honours its ugly patch of history by refusing to treat it with much in the way of twisting sensationalism. Absorbing and handsome. “
– Variety

“This potent drama speaks with its own voice”
– Screenhub

“A stunningly beautiful and meditative Australian western”
– Flicks.com.au

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