LAST RIDE (2009)
Movie Greats, 8.30pm
★★★ A bleak, yet highly atmospheric road movie. Hugo Weaving plays an itinerant single father on the run with his 10-year-old son in tow. Weaving’s impeccable handling of a difficult, near-unlikable character enhances a picture that otherwise might have worn out its welcome. Overall effect could be likened to Romulus, My Father meets The Shiralee. Tough going, but worthwhile. L.P.