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MOVIE REVIEW
Line of Fire (Darklands)

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Genre: Thriller
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 1h 44m
Director(s): Scott Major
Writer(s): Christopher Gist
Cast: Nadine Garner, Samantha Tolj, Damien Walshe-Howling
Where To Watch: premiering on VOD & Digital on February 7, 2023


RAVING REVIEW: LINE OF FIRE (also known as DARKLANDS) is a bold and daring examination of the complexities and realities of modern society. It features two fearless female lead characters, both of whom hold their own in some incredible moments throughout the film. This pulse-pounding thriller offers a powerful commentary on the impact of our contemporary world.


The film tells the story of a policewoman targeted by a determined journalist after failing to intervene in a shooting. This interplay between the two central characters is intense and thought-provoking, leading audiences on a journey of uncertainty as they question loyalties and motives. The film is a brutal and unrelenting tale of revenge, building to a climax that is a haunting reminder of the consequences of obsession and the lengths one will go to for retribution.

This film not only thrills but challenges its audiences and forces them to reflect on the darker aspects of society. The film's themes of grief, media exploitation and the consequences of obsession are weighty and will undoubtedly make even the most hard-headed think about things. Still, they are presented in a manner that is both engaging and accessible.

LINE OF FIRE is a film that will stay with audiences long after the credits roll. The film is set in a turbulent society, and its portrayal of modern society's complexities and realities is haunting and thought-provoking. The film was nominated for Best Indie Feature at the 2022 AACTA Awards, further solidifying its place as a standout work in the genre.

In conclusion, LINE OF FIRE is a film that deserves recognition for its bold and daring examination of modern society and the devastating impact of how the internet causes real-world struggles. This film will captivate audiences and challenge them to reflect on the complexities and realities of our contemporary world.

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