Crushing Season Unclassified 18+
Viewer Advice: Strong impact themes.
A disgraced former football star finds himself at a dangerous crossroads after witnessing a murder.
Simmering with dark, atmospheric grittiness, this debut from actor/filmmaker James Ivor wrestles with the nation’s fascination with toxic masculinity, plunging its complicated protagonist – a broken football hero forced to return to his hometown in North Queensland – into a morass of organised crime, menacing cops and steely men. With shades of early Andrew Dominik, Ivor’s tense, tough noir conjures the sinister vibe of an Aussie No Country for Old Men.