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In the shocking closing scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J returns home to his family, seemingly ready to make peace with the fact that they are violent criminals. Soon, it ...

In the shocking closing scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J returns home to his family, seemingly ready to make peace with the fact that they are violent criminals. Soon, it becomes clear that he hasn't returned to make amends, but rather to seek out revenge. (Violence and coarse language.)

Families drift apart for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes the fight that leads to estrangement can be something relatively minor. J reconnects with his grandmother in the ...

Families drift apart for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes the fight that leads to estrangement can be something relatively minor. J reconnects with his grandmother in the film Animal Kingdom after the death of his mother, and she expresses regret for their time apart.

We follow J and his family after their close family friend, Baz, is murdered. These scenes offer a brief glimpse of the tension, anger and sadness that permeates a home after ...

We follow J and his family after their close family friend, Baz, is murdered. These scenes offer a brief glimpse of the tension, anger and sadness that permeates a home after a tragic, violent loss. (Coarse language.)

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J finds himself being coached by lawyers to lie for his criminal family members, despite them having murdered his girlfriend. You can see the ...

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J finds himself being coached by lawyers to lie for his criminal family members, despite them having murdered his girlfriend. You can see the conflict taking place within the character as he wrestles with his guilt while also being concerned for his own selfpreservation.

In the opening scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J sits with his mother's body as he waits for the paramedics to arrive and take her body away. He, then, must reach out to ...

In the opening scene to the film, Animal Kingdom, J sits with his mother's body as he waits for the paramedics to arrive and take her body away. He, then, must reach out to his estranged grandmother for help. In this brief opening, we see how grief can stun someone into silence, struggling to process what has happened.

Baz leaves for a trip to the supermarket in a good mood, ready to talk to his best friend about leaving the family business; doesn't want to be a criminal anymore. ...

Baz leaves for a trip to the supermarket in a good mood, ready to talk to his best friend about leaving the family business; doesn't want to be a criminal anymore. Unfortunately, things end tragically for him in a scene that sets up the tension and drama in the film, Animal Kingdom. (Coarse language.)

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J has reconnected with his criminally involved family and finds himself struggling with the demands this position had placed on him. Between guilt ...

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J has reconnected with his criminally involved family and finds himself struggling with the demands this position had placed on him. Between guilt over things he's come to know and the pressure they're putting on him to stay silent, J is finding his return home quite difficult. (Coarse language.)

The film Animal Kingdom portrays a mother driven by her maternal instinct to protect her adult sons, even if they happen to be drug dealers and murderers. This scene ...

The film Animal Kingdom portrays a mother driven by her maternal instinct to protect her adult sons, even if they happen to be drug dealers and murderers. This scene demonstrates the complicated reality that a family can be corrupt and evil and still have great love and loyalty for one another. (Coarse language.)

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J and Nicky struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with his ongoing connection to his criminal family and their constant paranoia and ...

In the film, Animal Kingdom, J and Nicky struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with his ongoing connection to his criminal family and their constant paranoia and suspicion. Things end tragically when J's Uncle Pope decides that Nicky knows too much. This scene is difficult to watch but represents a turning point in the film and tests the limits of J's commitment to his family. (Coarse language.)

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Young Yuda has become a martial arts master after years of study under his mentor in his sleepy home village. Having come of age, he is sent to a relative's house in the city ...

Young Yuda has become a martial arts master after years of study under his mentor in his sleepy home village. Having come of age, he is sent to a relative's house in the city as a rite of passage. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending a young orphan from a human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic Ratger.

Martial arts star Tony Jaa is an unstoppable force in this Thai action flick. When the head of a sacred statue is stolen, humble country boy Ting (Jaa) is sent into the big, ...

Martial arts star Tony Jaa is an unstoppable force in this Thai action flick. When the head of a sacred statue is stolen, humble country boy Ting (Jaa) is sent into the big, bad city to retrieve it.

Claire is brought to L Hopital Des Anges where doctors try to save her life and that of her unborn baby. King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of practising the dark ...

Claire is brought to L Hopital Des Anges where doctors try to save her life and that of her unborn baby. King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of practising the dark arts one an enemy, one a friend.

Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas and others explore the hypnotic, sensuous and dangerous worlds of Claire Denis, whose provocative takes on sex, violence and politics have ...

Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas and others explore the hypnotic, sensuous and dangerous worlds of Claire Denis, whose provocative takes on sex, violence and politics have made her one of the leading figures in world cinema.

Russell Crowe, Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis reflect on the visionary veteran who has taken us from the dystopian futures of Alien and Blade Runner to the ancient past of ...

Russell Crowe, Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis reflect on the visionary veteran who has taken us from the dystopian futures of Alien and Blade Runner to the ancient past of Gladiator and the troubled present of Thelma and Louise.

Samuel L Jackson, Clive Owen and John Turturro tackle the tough truths of Spike Lee, whose political provocations and bold storytelling have earned him controversy and acclaim.

Samuel L Jackson, Clive Owen and John Turturro tackle the tough truths of Spike Lee, whose political provocations and bold storytelling have earned him controversy and acclaim.

An intriguing documentary that provides a remarkable insight into the mind of probably the most critically acclaimed director of recent times. Regularly acknowledged as the ...

An intriguing documentary that provides a remarkable insight into the mind of probably the most critically acclaimed director of recent times. Regularly acknowledged as the greatest American filmmaker of his generation, Martin Scorsese takes the audience on an entertaining and fascinating journey through all of his major films.

The most controversial sex scenes are the ones that really push the envelope - from Lolita to Secretary to Nine Songs. This final episode has everything from real sex on ...

The most controversial sex scenes are the ones that really push the envelope - from Lolita to Secretary to Nine Songs. This final episode has everything from real sex on screen to S&M and fetish. The films that are explored exemplify how cinema can be used to express the vast range of human sexuality.

Not Quite Hollywood is an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the '70s and early '80s. It irreverently documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off ...

Not Quite Hollywood is an eye-popping celebration of Australian cult films of the '70s and early '80s. It irreverently documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and flashed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor action. Bursting with adrenaline-pumping film clips and outrageous anecdotes from Ozploitation fans and survivors, including Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Hopper, Jamie Lee Curtis and Barry Humphries.

Since the earliest film images were created, sex and nudity have been part of cinema - audiences have been both titillated and horrified by what they've seen. But who is to ...

Since the earliest film images were created, sex and nudity have been part of cinema - audiences have been both titillated and horrified by what they've seen. But who is to decide what is appropriate to show on screen? This episode examines how filmmakers, the film industry and special interest groups have attempted to both regulate and set free the images that filmmakers create and who gets to see them.

Lars Von Trier's daring, controversial films have made him an art-house superstar. In all-new interviews, his long-time collaborators Jean-Marc Barr and Skellan Skarsgaard ...

Lars Von Trier's daring, controversial films have made him an art-house superstar. In all-new interviews, his long-time collaborators Jean-Marc Barr and Skellan Skarsgaard reflect on the director's themes and obsessions.

In this exquisitely made and terrifying horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and ...

In this exquisitely made and terrifying horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unravelling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy and Freida Pinto discuss the vitality and velocity that course through director Danny Boyle's stories of Mumbai slumdogs, Scottish junkies and ...

Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy and Freida Pinto discuss the vitality and velocity that course through director Danny Boyle's stories of Mumbai slumdogs, Scottish junkies and other characters facing the fight of their lives.

Ice Cube and others talk about the wild comedies of David O Russell, whose films feature underdog fighters and all-American hustlers trying to carve out their place in the world.

Ice Cube and others talk about the wild comedies of David O Russell, whose films feature underdog fighters and all-American hustlers trying to carve out their place in the world.

George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and John Turturro analyse the auteur tag team of Joel and Ethan Coen, sharing stories from the set and breaking down scenes from Oscar-winning ...

George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and John Turturro analyse the auteur tag team of Joel and Ethan Coen, sharing stories from the set and breaking down scenes from Oscar-winning classics Fargo and No Country For Old Men.

This documentary explores the hidden and forgotten secrets of the iconic National Lampoon. From the '70s to the '90s, the National Lampoon was the most outrageous comedy in ...

This documentary explores the hidden and forgotten secrets of the iconic National Lampoon. From the '70s to the '90s, the National Lampoon was the most outrageous comedy in print. The groundbreaking humour magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability, parodying everything from politics religion, entertainment and the American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revenues and iconic movies, including Animal House and The National Lampoon's Vacation. National Lampoon launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.

Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a ...

Once a powerful ninja, Kamui decides to walk away from his violent ways and seek a peaceful life. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei, a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honour. They become good friends, and life at the seaside seems idyllic. But one day, a band of pirates arrive. It seems that Kamui's past life is catching up to him. Now he must draw upon his shadowy arts if he hopes to escape with his life.

Guillermo del Toro, Geena Davis, Rosanna Arquette and Sarah Gadon dissect the Canadian auteur, whose fusion of provocative ideas with gut-churning gore made him the father of ...

Guillermo del Toro, Geena Davis, Rosanna Arquette and Sarah Gadon dissect the Canadian auteur, whose fusion of provocative ideas with gut-churning gore made him the father of body horror.

Elizabeth Moss and more of the director's collaborators tackle the challenging questions about women and men that fascinate Jane Campion, the New Zealander who remains the ...

Elizabeth Moss and more of the director's collaborators tackle the challenging questions about women and men that fascinate Jane Campion, the New Zealander who remains the only female director to win Cannes' top prize.

Matthew McConaughey, Vanessa Paradis and Marc-Andre Grondin take a close look at Jean-Marc Vallee, a director whose films boast a raw emotional charge whether they're inspired ...

Matthew McConaughey, Vanessa Paradis and Marc-Andre Grondin take a close look at Jean-Marc Vallee, a director whose films boast a raw emotional charge whether they're inspired by his life in Montreal or push Hollywood stars to their limits.

Kristen Dunst, James Woods and Stephen Dorff explore the films of Sofia Coppola and the stylised yet personal worlds she creates whether her setting is the Tokyo hotel of Lost ...

Kristen Dunst, James Woods and Stephen Dorff explore the films of Sofia Coppola and the stylised yet personal worlds she creates whether her setting is the Tokyo hotel of Lost in Translation or the Court of Versailles in Marie Antoinette.

Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson's permission.

Ragnar and his crew sail out with Earl Haraldson's permission.

A moving story of the Scottish struggle against the English. William Wallace is a medieval patriot whose single-handed slaying of an entire platoon after they ravage his young ...

A moving story of the Scottish struggle against the English. William Wallace is a medieval patriot whose single-handed slaying of an entire platoon after they ravage his young bride leads to all-out war in some of the most spectacular battle scenes ever brought to film.

Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father. A chance encounter with Alison and her ...

Distracted by her burgeoning small business, Helen tasks Noah with representing the family at a literary award ceremony for her father. A chance encounter with Alison and her grandmother leads to an uncomfortable truth.

Hannah has an epiphany while Ray addresses his community board. Meanwhile, Marnie and Desi disagree about their sound and Adam is shocked by a revelation.

Hannah has an epiphany while Ray addresses his community board. Meanwhile, Marnie and Desi disagree about their sound and Adam is shocked by a revelation.

The television show that takes viewers into the lounge rooms of some of Australia's most opinionated, outspoken and avid TV viewers.

The television show that takes viewers into the lounge rooms of some of Australia's most opinionated, outspoken and avid TV viewers.

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

A ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more like Odile, ...

A ballet dancer wins the lead in Swan Lake and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that ended and shamed their careers when the killings begin again. This stylish film noir was the winner of the ...

Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that ended and shamed their careers when the killings begin again. This stylish film noir was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.

When a good cop gets blown away by some ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg ...

When a good cop gets blown away by some ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called Robocop.

Prez is shocked by his students and Royce strikes back against Carcetti. Rawls begins to gut the major case unit from the inside and Colvin embarks on a new career.

Prez is shocked by his students and Royce strikes back against Carcetti. Rawls begins to gut the major case unit from the inside and Colvin embarks on a new career.

Follow the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating ...

Follow the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client.

Noah's insuppressible love for Alison has serious consequences. Meanwhile, Alison discovers a surprising truth about how to sustain a marriage.

Noah's insuppressible love for Alison has serious consequences. Meanwhile, Alison discovers a surprising truth about how to sustain a marriage.

An award-winning tale of revenge, love and betrayal featuring Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai. Outlaw and local hero Beera kidnaps the wife of the police inspector who ...

An award-winning tale of revenge, love and betrayal featuring Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai. Outlaw and local hero Beera kidnaps the wife of the police inspector who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Claire decides to use her medical skills to aid her escape from Castle Leoch - with Jamie's help, she tends to an ill child. During an evening's entertainment, a story gives ...

Claire decides to use her medical skills to aid her escape from Castle Leoch - with Jamie's help, she tends to an ill child. During an evening's entertainment, a story gives Claire hope for her freedom.

Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over ...

Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.

Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Is a director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these adaptations of classic books for children.
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Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
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What do The Lion King and The Bad Sleep Well have in common? They're based on Hamlet! Transformative texts recreate aspects of a story to reveal new contexts through adaptation and intertextuality.
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