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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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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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Keith Haring & Jean Michel Basquiat – Crossing Lines preview

Video coverage of the media of Crossing Lines, a major exhibition featuring the work of Keith Haring and Jean Michel ...
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Avengers: Endgame – a box-office mega-hit, but very far from #1

Avengers: Endgame: Oh, it’s big alright – but not that big. AVENGERS: ENDGAME – THE NUMBERS As expected, given that ...
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Oscars 2019: Who Shall Win, Who Should Win, Who Was Snubbed – and Who Will Watch?

Black and white beauty: Alfonso Cuaron’s delicate domestic drama ‘Roma’ leads the Oscars field – but will the telecast be ...
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The Good, The Bad and The Great Unwatched: 2018 in Film

Cruel to be kind: In Fifty Shades Freed Anastasia and Christian finally found what they’d always pined for. The Good, ...
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