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Film Review - The Legend of Ben Hall


“The Legend of Ben Hall” is an apt title, as the saga of the famous Australian “bushranger” tends to mythologize his unsavory life, working to turn crime into a greater purpose from a decent man. It’s curious creative choice from writer/director Matthew Holmes, who’s poured his blood, sweat, and tears into the effort, trying to make it look and feel as authentic as possible on a limited budget. He’s made a cinematic picture, and one carried nicely Jack Martin, who delivers depth as the titular outlaw. Take “The Legend of Ben Hall” at face value, and it’s engaging with a modest sense of sweep and tormented characterizations. But as a celebration of a life lived on its own terms, it’s a bit unappetizing, trying to make a hero out of a man who spent the majority of his life making trouble for others.  Read the rest at


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