Movie reviews



Friday, 8 April 2011

The award-winning BBC Natural History unit has crafted this documentary about the challenges of life in nature, once again narrated by the dulcet tones of David Attenborough.

Costa's Odyssey

Costa's Garden Odyssey

Friday, 8 April 2011

Join the ebullient Greek gardening guru as he spreads his wisdom on organic, sustainable, water-wise gardening.

Food Inc

Food, Inc.

Friday, 8 April 2011

You’ll never look at your dinner the same way again. That’s the tagline for this doco, often dubbed The Inconvenient Truth of food.

GasLand_Josh Fox

GasLand: a film by Josh Fox

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The billion dollar energy industry has a dirty little secret... Natural gas is often hailed as an 'eco-energy' because it burns clean, but the mining of natural gas via fracking causes irreversible damage to waterways, and is carcinogenic to farm animals and people nearby.

End of the Line film

End of the Line

Monday, 23 November 2009

The End of the Line, a documentary based on a book of the same name by UK investigative journalist Charles Clover, takes a look at the crisis caused by overfishing.

Big River Man poster

Big River Man

Thursday, 10 September 2009

A documentary following the Amazon swim of Martin Strel, that veers from Borat to Heart of Darkness, with an environmental message thrown in for good measure.

The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid

Thursday, 3 September 2009

A hybrid documentary with real life subjects set in a futuristic framework, this film asks the question, 'why didn't we save ourselves when we had the chance'. It's an uncomfortable look in the mirror.

The Cove movie

The Cove

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Cove is not your typical doco with a green message. This is intelligent film-making as an extreme sport - presented as an exhilirating thriller.

boat on the water

A Sea Change

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

This documentary, directed by Barbara Ettinger, covers a consequence of calamitous climate change that, until now, has received very little attention: the acidification of our oceans.

The Future Makers

Friday, 5 December 2008

This film covers advances in solar cell, solar thermal, ocean power and 'hot rocks' geothermal technologies. The Future Makers is an exciting snapshot of Australia's emerging sustainable energy industry and the technologies being developed. With so much hinging on the Rudd government's declaration of carbon emission reduction targets some time in December, this is a timely documentary for Australian viewers.