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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

A strong lead performance offsets a weak one in the elderly romance ’23 Walks’

Later-life love: Dave Johns and Alison Steadman star in the romance ’23 Walks’. 23 WALKS **1/2 (102 minutes) M The ...
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Blazing guns and swinging axes help Charlize Theron through another action blitz in ‘The Old Guard’

Set to slice: Charlize Theron adds to her action hero cred in ‘The Old Guard’. THE OLD GUARD *** (125 ...
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The new Paul Hogan film is stilted, clumsy and corny – but still funny

People person: Paul Hogan has an unfortunate encounter with a young fan in ‘The Very Excellent Mr Dundee’. THE VERY ...
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Overrated sub-par horror flick ‘Relic’ big on mood, small on pay-off

Cheer up: Robyn Nevin plays an old woman with a faltering mind in the horror film ‘Relic’. RELIC *1/2 (89 ...
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Latest Video Interviews

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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Striving for social impact through drama – Flavio Alves on the battles behind ‘The Garden Left Behind’

Director Flavio Alves: “I became a filmmaker because I was attracted to the dream that I could make a difference ...
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Wrestling with life’s big questions on a small scale in ‘The Bestowal’ – interview with writer/director Andrew de Burgh

“L.A. is definitely a superficial city. There’s a lot of nice, down-to-earth, genuine people but there’s also a dark, materialistic, ...
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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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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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