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Australian thriller unravels as it roves amid striking landscape

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The guys involved with Australia’s Blue-Tongue Films make gritty little crime thrillers with twist endings that have earned them a global reputation. Their best works — “The Square” and especially the Oscar-nominated “Animal Kingdom” — take hard-boiled American conceits and breathe new life into them by giving them an Aussie twist. They stumble though with “The Rover,” a beautifully shot post-apocalyptic fever dream that might have worked as a short but is inconsequential as a ...

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