Killing

Killing Ground (2016)

Killing Ground first published by SciFiNow “Salvation, 11 letters? Second letter, e”, asks Sam (Harriet Dyer), doing the crossword in the car as her boyfriend Ian (Ian Meadows) drives through the Australian bush. They are en route to spend New Year’s Eve at Gungilee Falls Creek, a secluded, idyllic spot where Ian had camped as a…

Mystery Road (2013)

Review first published by EyeforFilm When, with his previous, excellent feature Toomelah, Ivan Sen forced viewers to look hard at the long-term after-effects of historical mistreatment and abuse on a small town’s Aboriginal population, he sugared the pill with the barest ghost of genre tropes to remind us that it was not merely a stylised documentary…

Mystery Road (2013)

Review first published by Little White Lies “There’s a place called Slaughter Hill, it’s off Mystery Road,” says Indigenous Police Inspector Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) into the phone, setting up the fateful rendez-vous that will bring Ivan Sen’s feature to its tense climax. It is also roughly where the narrative began, with a truck driver…