It is rare that a Hollywood comedy contains much thought-provocation beyond its allotted time, but it happens here. Groundhog Day shows the importance of concentrating on the things that last. Phil Connors must live the same day over and over again, and is forced to realize that the only real change that will ever be possible must happen within himself.
Reflecting on this movie also shows us how uncertainty can keep us from charitable acts. We use our ignorance like…
A film in which the insidious turnings of a greedy device overturn the craft of a director which was just beginning his work. Whilst this film is not perfect, the thematic exploration of lust for immortality, and the parallels of characters serving those that they hate make this an entertaining watch nevertheless.
A film that is as Australian as the Eureka Stockade, yet remains as alien and terrifying as the great yawning sands of the desert. A brutal look into the nature of man, and how rational education can spawn loathing and desolation overnight.
One of the greatest Australian films of our time.
The first time I watched it seven years ago, I appreciated it for being an essential film in the transition from silent to talking cinema. Having rewatched this, I can safely say that it is one of the most intelligent, poignant, hilarious and scarily satirical films I have ever seen.