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Covid-themed, art scene satire ‘Project Space 13’ has fun with lockdown in NYC; Interview with writer/director Michael Bilandic

One of the stars of ‘Project Space 13’: “All good comedy is self-deprecating on some level,” says writer/director Michael Bilandic ...
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It’s colourful, boisterous, brimming with song and magic, yet Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is far-from-enchanting, a little forced and, well, rather dull

Magic time: Mirabel learns about the downside of magic in Disney’s ‘Encanto’. ENCANTO ** (96 minutes) PG It’s beautiful to ...
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‘Dune’, a sensational space opera with grand visuals and a great story

Snack time: A giant sandworm comes up for a spot of lunch in ‘Dune’. DUNE **** (155 minutes) M Yes, ...
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Latest Video Interviews

Covid-themed, art scene satire ‘Project Space 13’ has fun with lockdown in NYC; Interview with writer/director Michael Bilandic

One of the stars of ‘Project Space 13’: “All good comedy is self-deprecating on some level,” says writer/director Michael Bilandic ...
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Framing Justin – director Michael D Ratner on the fine art of making a fan film capturing Justin Bieber’s mammoth Covid-safe concert

“It was supposed to give you a real inside look at this unique moment in time where live events weren’t ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and how Joe Biden has put himself on the wrong side of it, further damaging his prospects for 2024

Not Guilty: Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night of 25 August, 2020. We are all already familiar with ...
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With The Rolling Stones’ 50 year-old classic ‘Brown Sugar’ cancelled due to offensive lyrics, what hope do other classic songs have?

For the furnace: Could Bruce Springsteen’s haunting classic survive a woke purge? The news that The Rolling Stones are going ...
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Cancel-proof Dave Chappelle applies a friendly blowtorch to LGBTQ+ politics in hilarious, hot-button, anti-woke special ‘The Closer’

No filter: Dave Chappelle pushes back against cancel culture in ‘The Closer’. DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE CLOSER **** (73 minutes) MA ...
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The uncomfortable truth about watching festival films online

Round and round: The buffering wheel was one of the unwelcome guests at MIFF 2021. Nobody needs to be told ...
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Latest Comedy

Wrapping his thorny mace of material in the bubble wrap of laughter, Amos Gill proves himself a skilled seller of unfashionable cynicism

Amos Gill: Kept his audience onside through a minefield of hot-button topics. AMOS GILL – THE SHEEPLE’S CHAMPION **** Swiss ...
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The Next Big Thing in comedy might already be here if local stand-up Dahn Rozario has his way. Interview – MICF 2021

“Oh, I want to be, like, the biggest Australian comedian. That’s the goal.” Full of bubbly confidence, comedian Dahn Rozario ...
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The Journeyman Comedian – an interview with veteran comedy scene fixture Terry North

“I was the class clown. I had to be, otherwise I’d get beaten up.” No discussion about the Melbourne comedy ...
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Who needs a secure, high paying job in the petroleum industry when you can do stand-up? Kevin Passman explains – MICF 2021

“What have I sacrificed? A high-paying, dangerous job that I did not like, so it’s not really that much of ...
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