Is Aussie Film Industry In Trouble?

It’s been a tough year for Australian films. But is the movie industry in crisis? “Yes, at this stage, it’s been nearly 30 years since the so-called ‘film renaissance’ of the mid-’70s, and we should be producing many more audience-friendly films and far fewer box-office dog whistles, arthouse indulgences and turkeys. Australian film needs to break out of its boutique mentality; its invasion of the multiplex is long overdue. But arrested development does not qualify as a crisis. Not in our book. Not yet.”