What to watch this weekend

Rich resources in Australian stories right now, as High Ground and Occupation: Rainfall arrive to join The Dry and Penguin Bloom.

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The Furnace was a blink and you missed it film for most people and became a small exhibition mystery. It certainly had a short mainstream presence. While it seemed to come and go in a trice, it is actually still available in some cinemas. The Umbrella website shows us that it is running at Melbourne’s The Nova in mid-afternoon through the end of January, It also has good sessions at the Luna Leederville in WA, where it was made. 

The Dry is ploughing on across the multiplex and specialist markets.

Read more: Eric Bana shines in the dry

Penguin Bloom may be gathering steam; it has just been released internationally on Netflix and is getting publicity outside Australia. 

Read more: Penguin Bloom plays it by the book

High Ground went on wide release yesterday, propelled by Madman. It is getting great afternoon and evening sessions in the multiplexes. 

Read more: High Ground delivers its own reckoning

Occupation: Rainfall has also hit the cinemas, again in the multiplexes, at the hands of boutique distributor Monster Pictures. 

Read more: Occupation Rainfall covers antics, aiiens and explosions aplenty

Babyteeth is available on most streaming platforms as an individual rental. 

Read more: Babyteeth is a complex portrait of youth

Relic is available on Stan.

Read more: Relic is an assured cinematic exercise in dread 

Dark Whispers, the feminist horror anthology is also on most major streaming sites. 

Read more: Dark whispers from the creepy ten

Warwick Thornton’s anthology of disturbing Aboriginal stories, The Darkside, is on iTunes.

Read more: The Darkside

The Dark Place anthology of Indigenous horror shorts is available on iView.

Read more: Dark Place Indigenous horror anthology a defiant success

So is In My Blood It Runs. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.