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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

A super-charged Vin Diesel proves unstoppable in the surprising VFX showcase ‘Bloodshot’

Face off: Vin Diesel stars as a soldier who can’t be killed in the sci-fi action film ‘Bloodshot’. BLOODSHOT ***1/2 ...
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The magical, mythical ‘Onward’ marks a creative return-to-form for Pixar

Magical mystery tour: two elfin brothers go in search of the other half of their reanimated father in Pixar’s ‘Onward’ ...
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Delightful Oz animated film ‘100% Wolf’ combats prejudice while delivering top-flight family fare

Frenemies forever: The critter characters keep on the right side of cute in the Australian animated feature ‘100% Wolf’. 100% ...
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Engrossing school drama ‘Bad Education’ digs deep into a true-life corruption scandal

Teachable moment: Hugh Jackman plays a slick school administrator in the drama ‘Bad Education’. BAD EDUCATION ***1/2 (107 minutes) MA ...
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Latest Video Interviews

Aiming high while flying low: the exquisite stresses of making ‘Batsh*t Bride’ – an interview with director Jonathan Smith

Flying low: Independent filmmaker Jonathan Smith. Batsh*t Bride is the third feature film from independent filmmaker Jonathan Smith, following his ...
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Why We Run – ‘3100’ director Sanjay Rawal discusses the making & meaning of his documentary

The documentary 3100: Run and Become was to have been released in cinemas on 30 March, but the shutdown caused ...
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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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Latest Articles & Commentary

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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The films of 2019 – the good the bad and the perfectly watchable

Why so serious?: ‘Joker’ showed Hollywood how counter-intuitive filmmaking can work. Here’s a quick run-through of the films that stood ...
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2019: A GREAT YEAR FOR AUSTRALIAN FILMS

Riding high: Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne in ‘Ride Like a Girl’, the biggest Australian film of the year. As ...
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Latest Comedy

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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