Screener Squad: The Dry

The Dry Movie Review


Set against the backdrop of Australia’s catastrophic drought and raging wildfires, “The Dry” stars Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, a federal agent returning to his rural hometown for the funeral of a childhood friend; a friend who just happens to be the prime suspect in a brutal murder/suicide. Reluctantly, Aaron gets involved with the murder investigation but to solve the case, he’ll have to come to terms with his own troubled past. This well-crafted murder mystery features great cinematography, strong performances, and plenty of likely suspects, each with their own motives and deeply held secrets. “The Dry” broke Australian box office records when it premiered earlier this year and is now available in North American theaters and on VOD. Our intrepid reviewers Melina, Neil, T.C. and Marco braved the heat and went Down Under to see what all the fuss was about. Ok, we never even got off the couch, but we did watch the movie and liked it quite a bit. Listen to our review to find out why you should give this dramatic whodunit a watch.

**This review comes in a longer, uncut, video version for TIME LORD subscribers and above right here**


DIRECTED BY: Robert Connolly

STARRING: Eric Bana, Joe Klocek, Genevieve O’Reilly, Claude Scott-Mitchell, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, BeBe Bettencourt, Martin Dingle-Wall, Sam Corlett, Bruce Spence, Julia Blake, Matt Nable, William Zappa, James Frecheville, Miranda Tapsell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor




Melina Eames (Screener Squad)

Melina first discovered that she carried the nerd gene at the tender age of four following her exposure to a little film called A New Hope. In the twenty-some years that followed, Melina continued to grow into her geek identity through the discovery of Batman, Mst3k, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Mandalorian. But perhaps her most significant discovery came at the age of fourteen when a night of YouTube mining led her to the review site of Melina became a devoted follower whose fandom did not end with the site’s demise. By then, it had worked its dark magic and left her with a love and appreciation for film criticism that she has yet to shrug.



Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)

I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.




T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”



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