Little Fish – go see it

Having bagged Australia’s latest efforts with film – or more specifically said that the New Zealanders were leaving us in the shade, I’m pleased to say that I thought “Little Fish” was a very good flick and good enough for you to try to go and see it – even if I wouldn’t put it in the ‘drop everything’ cateory.

I had somehow got the impression from snippets of reviews that had somehow entered my consciousness without my having watched/read that this film was OK, but somehow weighed down by its stars – Cate Blanchett, Sam Niell, Noni Hazelhurst Lisa McCune. But having read William Burroughs’ Baboon call it the best Oz film ever made, I thought I’d better trot along.

Noni’s good, Sam’s his usual good self. Cate’s good too in her cold and rather distant way. All the critics seem to go for Hugo Weaving who really does give the most memorable performance.

I don’t think it’s as good as WBB does, but go read his review containing a good little phrase if ever there was one – “gormless unfear” – and then see the movie.

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David Tiley
2024 years ago

I reckon that’s about right.

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
2024 years ago

I’ll support the Australian industry in my usual fashion, by performing this quick test:

1. Is it written by D-Generation alumni?
If so, see it at the theatre.
If not, possibly see it on DVD.

2. Is it getting rave reviews in the SMH?
If so, skip it.

However my “movie of the moment” is Serenity by Joss Whedon. Probably the best film this year for a mainstram-slash-geek like me, and probably the best mainstream movie this year bar none. Strong characters, snappy dialogue, just a polished piece of work all round.

David Tiley
2024 years ago

I think SMH likes Serenity. It is certainly giving Joss Whedon page space in a very sympathetic way.

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
2024 years ago


How odd! Howard doesn’t get blamed for anything in Serenity.