Edward Woodward

  • Lindsey C. Vickers – The Appointment (1981)

    An evil and enigmatic entity throws a family into turmoil in Lindsey C. Vickers’ much sought-after cult horror.

    Unable to attend his daughter’s violin recital, suburban father Ian – played by Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man) – is haunted by a series of prophetic nightmares that seem to foresee a looming tragedy. Are dark forces gathering to be unleashed upon him?Read More »

  • Bruce Beresford – Mister Johnson (1990)

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    A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.Read More »

  • Bruce Beresford – ‘Breaker’ Morant [+Extras] (1980)

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    When they speak of heroes – of villains – of men who look for action, who choose between honor and revenge – they tell the story of Breaker Morant

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    During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.Read More »

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