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“True History of the Kelly Gang,” a defiantly vicious, one-man rogue’s gallery of style and substance

Wild tales of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his crew in the 1870s
George MacKay, Essie Davis and Nicholas Hoult
Directed by Justin Kurzel

Being historically accurate in film is tough. Dramatic license is all but impossible to sidestep. When your film begins with the phrase, “Nothing you are about to see is true,” you are assured a filmmaking carte blanche to wild creativity. So begins Justin Kurzel’s film “True History of the Kelly Gang,” a wild and vicious punk-tinged, outback-set, anti-Western that brings a unique take to the ... more >