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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

Ambitious Oz fantasy adventure falls short of its high-concept vision (includes interview with director Joanne Samuel)

All in this together: Five very different teens find common purpose in ‘The Legend of the Five’. THE LEGEND OF ...
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Passable, forgettable family fantasy fare in ‘Four Kids and It’

Get off my sand: Michael Caine provides the voice to the mythical Psammead creature in ‘Four Kids and It’. FOUR ...
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Holocaust horrors hit American post-war suburbia in the dark drama ‘The Secrets We Keep’

Horror revisited: A woman kidnaps a man she suspects of Nazi war crimes in ‘The Secrets We Keep’. THE SECRETS ...
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Bloated ‘Mulan’ remake a dour attempt at a girl-power spectacle

Bring it on: A girl masquerades as a boy to join the army and protect the Emperor in Disney’s ‘Mulan’ ...
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Latest Video Interviews

Beyond Max – Veteran Joanne Samuel discusses her new film and early TV career: “We saw the best of it. I felt so blessed to be there.”

The muse of Max: Joanne Samuel as she appeared in the original ‘Mad Max’. Jessie Rockatansky now takes her place ...
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Going 15 rounds with the boxing movie formula: an interview with the directors and producer of ‘In Full Bloom’

Co-directors Adam VillaSenor & Reza Ghassemi on the set of ‘In Full Bloom’. Since its completion last year the boxing ...
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Detailing the depths of the remarkable short film ‘Tâm’ – an interview with writer/director Nora Niasari about how and why she made it

“Frankly, I think there’s a lot of untold stories from women, especially women of colour, that are very much buried ...
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Revealing the frosty truths about women in science in ‘The Leadership’: Interview with director Ili Baré

“We didn’t know how it was all going to go onboard. Things definitely took a direction that we didn’t expect ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

Olivia de Havilland dies at 104; studio-defying actress pioneered strong female leads, sued Warner Bros and won creative freedom

Game changer: The debt actresses today owe Olivia de Havilland is incalculable. The sad passing of Olivia de Havilland – ...
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Redacting pop culture to appease woke warriors is sheer PC idiocy and won’t help Black Lives Matter

Problem?: The storm over a 45-year old episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ hit a tipping point. CAUTION: This article contains material ...
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Oscars 2020 – Asian talent reigns but being hostless, woke and way, way long leaves viewers cold

Cow man: Joaquin Phoenix gives a shout out to cows while accepting his Best Actor award for ‘Joker’ at this ...
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Midsumma Festival 2020 – meet the two most interesting people there

T-shirt tale: this timely reminder of the 1969 culture-changing Stonewall riots in New York was a highlight at Midsumma Festival ...
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Latest Comedy

The Upside of the CV-19 Lockdown – Interview with comedian, actress & voiceover artist Katie Reddin-Clancy

“I’ve been extremely lucky with the Coronavirus. I had this luxury of focused time to write.” The Coronavirus restrictions have ...
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What Becomes of the Cancelled Comedian? – Case Study #1: Andrew McClelland

“Throughout winter I guess I’m gonna be on Centrelink and hustling wherever I can. Maybe I’ll go back to K-Mart ...
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What Becomes of the Cancelled Comedian? – Case Study #3: Chris Ryan

“Look, my dad’s favourite saying is: ‘Don’t waste a crisis’.”- Chris Ryan Just three years into her rising comedy career ...
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What Becomes of the Cancelled Comedian? – Case Study #2: Yianni Agisilaou

“In an industry which almost exclusively relies on live performance, that income stream’s just completely gone.” – Yianni Agisilaou Seasoned ...
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