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Graffiti Elsewhere: "Mystery Road: The Series" "Brother's Nest" and "1%" Reviews

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Graffiti Elsewhere: "Mystery Road: The Series" "Brother's Nest" and "1%" Reviews

Each month, for those Graffiti readers unsure of where else they can find my reviews, I'll be collecting them into a single post. This is so that you can catch up without having to scroll through a series of  #OneHeatMinute Live adverts and making uncomfortable choices between great movies to find where else I've been published.

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‘Mystery Road’ Is Australia’s Answer To ‘True Detective’ - ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JUNKEE

Can a film series transition to television and still be great? More often than not, the answer is ‘no’. But Mystery Road, a new six-part series from the ABC, has proven itself the exception to that rule. Adapted from two different Australian film thrillers, 2013’s Mystery Road and 2016’s GoldstoneMystery Road: The Seriescontinues to conduct some of Australia’s most vital and racially-charged conversations.

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1% review: Australian biker movie is Sons of Anarchy on steroids - ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON FLICKS.COM.AU

Director Stephen McCallum’s deafening debut dives into the Australian biker underworld with a roar, grabbing that glamorised Sons of Anarchy image and bludgeoning it to death. The raw and disturbing Macbeth riff from writer and star Matt Nable has no sentimentality for the ‘brotherhood’ of the biker; instead power – sexual, physical and psychological – corrupts absolutely.

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Brothers’ Nest review: deeply dark Australian thriller channels the Coen brothers - - ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON FLICKS.COM.AU

While this twisted tale has been drawing convenient comparisons to the work of the Coen Brothers, Brothers’ Nest makes Blood Simple look like The Wizard of Oz. 

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BLAKE HOWARD IS A FILM CRITIC & THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/CO-FOUNDER OF AUSTRALIAN FILM BLOG GRAFFITI WITH PUNCTUATION . BLAKE IS THE HOST OF THE ONE HEAT MINUTE PODCAST. BLAKE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ONLINE FILM CRITIC SOCIETY (AND A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING COMMITTEE), IS A CO-HOST OF GAGGLE OF GEEKS ON SYDNEY'S 2SER COMMUNITY RADIO, A COLUMNIST AT THE AUSTRALIAN ONLINE INSTITUTION DARK HORIZONS AND SWAYS THE TOMATO METER WITH ROTTEN TOMATOES APPROVED REVIEWS.