Call to arms
There's an unofficial embargo until Monday, so I'll simply state that "Beneath Hill 60" - the "based on true events" story of Aussie tunnellers operating along the Western Front in WW1 - is the best locally produced effort since 2006's "Kokoda". OK, "Mao's Last Dancer" (2009) was also worthwhile and possibly a couple of others I've forgotten. Or, then again, possibly not. My point is it's a welcome change from depressing, drug-ridden urban drama driven by senseless crime. To respond to the logical objection: "B/H/60" doesn't deny the senselessness of war. It does, however, manage to glorify individual deeds while vividly depicting the horrors of a situation. This isn't pro-conflict, it's pro-bravery and pro-ingenuity. And it's an important piece of our military history. Don't you dare see another Hollywood war movie before watching "Beneath Hill 60".