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COMMENT: So, Cate Blanchett, here’s the skinny – No Oscar For You; Molly Meldrum needs to shape up, not shut up

Cate Blanchett – lost in a word salad; Molly Meldrum needs to reclaim his public standing. Dear Cate – did ...
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Notes on the News of 2022 – a concise wrap-up of the events that defined the year – the big, the small and the silly

Happier times: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in ‘The Rum Diary’, the film where they met and fell in love ...
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The Year in Film – 30 films that told the story of 2022

Top Tom: The star power of Tom Cruise proved unstoppable in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. As audiences flocked back to cinemas ...
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EXHIBITION Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse @ NGV – Showcasing one of the most creative and controversial fashion designers of the 20th century – Overview & Review

Good, not great: The Alexander McQueen exhibition @ NGV is all about the work. Fans of the influential, notorious fashion ...
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Gay rom-com ‘Bros’ is pretty funny but misses the mainstream mark ‘In & Out’ hit 25 years ago

Happy together: Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane in the rom-com ‘Bros’. BROS **1/2 (115 minutes) MA Fitting squarely into the ...
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The Picasso Century – an overview of a remarkable NGV exhibition

Man of powers: The wide-ranging influence of one of the 20th century’s defining artists is explored in ‘The Picasso Century’ ...
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Sweet, social-realist romance with ‘Ali & Ava’; Likeable, if predictable mentor-student tale in fashion drama ‘Haute Couture’

Perfect mismatch: Adeel Akhta and Claire Rushbrook star in the rom-drama ‘Ali & Ava’. ALI & AVA *** (94 minutes) ...
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Full of weasel words and pub test fails, the Rebel Wilson/SMH fiasco cries to be filmed – and where’s Sir Alan Sugar when Nine needs him?

Not so funny: Rebel Wilson, at the centre of a story she didn’t sign up for. Imagine, for a moment, ...
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