SANDRA HALL It's hard to care about any of the characters, good or bad, in David Michod's dystopian thriller, but it's equally hard not to be impressed by his skill as a director.
PAUL BYRNES David Michod's follow-up to Animal Kingdom is hard-boiled and violent, and full of meaning and metaphor.
10 years after a worldwide economic collapse, one man will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
10 years following a worldwide economic collapse, a man will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
PHILIPPA HAWKER The vampire is dead. Or at least by now he should be. With The Rover, Robert Pattinson has finally shaken off the Twilight tag that threatened to define him forever as an actor.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY For a while, Guy Pearce was as much a heartthrob as Robert Pattinson, his co-star in The Rover, but his actor's journey has taken him down a very different path.
PHILIPPA HAWKER His debut feature Animal Kingdom defined David Michod as a director to watch and in The Rover his singular vision shifts to a bleak future.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Two Australian films - David Michod's The Rover and Rolf de Heer's Charlie's Country - have been selected for competition in next month's Cannes Film Festival.
KARL QUINN The Australian director of Animal Kingdom and the forthcoming film The Rover will write and direct a new film to star and be produced by Brad Pitt.