Hero to some, outlaw to others, Ned Kelly (George MacKay) casts a long shadow over Australian history. While the truth most likely lies somewhere in the middle, local filmmaker Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) cuts through our messy mythology to deliver a visceral, sweat-soaked nightmare of 'destiny' undone. Adapted from the Peter Carey novel, it truly justifies another go-round. While our reviewer Phil De Semlyen wasn't a fan, Stephen A Russell thinks it's a half-mad work of delirious genius. Nicholas Hoult is genuinely creepy as the wrong arm of the law with a strange fixation on Ned, with Russell Crowe also brilliant as Falstaff-like notorious bushranger Harry Power. But it's Essie Davis who steals the show as the fearsome Kelly matriarch, with the fractured love story between a mother and son the film's raw, beating heart.
The advent of streaming changed everything. Sure, VHS and then DVDs/Blu-rays have been bringing all our fave movies and TV shows to our living rooms for decades, but the sheer scale of what's on offer now is bamboozling.
That's why we're here to help you navigate the gleaming nuggets. From free stuff on our two public broadcasters to docos downloaded to your sofa, care of your local library.
And for the price of two inner-city soy lattes, Stan has a huge array of awesome films, from a new look at our bushranger mythology to sexy '60s space invaders. Here are a few of our faves.