BREATH is in the cinemas now and it is the latest attempt by filmmakers to tell a good surf yarn. The film is based on the award winning book by Tim Winton, a lover of the ocean and surfer himself which is a good start. He knows his subject matter.
Safe Harbour is a bold new psychological thriller about a group of friends whose sailing holiday of a lifetime alters their lives forever after they cross paths with a struggling fishing boat overloaded with asylum seekers en-route to Australia.
Now more than ever, movies are something to watch. Only trouble is, it’s hard to know which ones are going to be good and which ones are going to stink. As someone who has watched around 300 movies this year, why not take advantage of my suffering as I point out (in no particular order) the five best and not-so-best movies of the year gone by.
When we meet ex-con John Link (Mel Gibson), he’s in an AA meeting confessing his sins. Any connection to be made between this role and the real-life dramas Gibson has gone through over the last few years is 100% intentional – especially now that Gibson looks like a man who’s been through hell.