Matthew Lickona 2:57 p.m., May 17
Craggy Willem Dafoe goes into the Tasmanian jungle to kill the rumored “last Tasmanian tiger” (thylacine), a marsupial like a striped dog, and also suspects that he, too, is being tracked. Daniel Nettheim’s film has good Down Under landscapes and tensions, but the eco-message and a faint romance don’t have much grip. View Bob Mitchum’s Track of the Cat to see how this can be done more engrossingly. With Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies. 2012.
— David Elliott