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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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Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum: overview (short version)

Simpleton’s folly. This is a shortened version of the Goya exhibition video. Please enjoy. For more info and tickets go ...
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Francisco Goya: godfather of Goth, satirist, bold anti-war artist: an overview of ‘Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum’ @ NGV

As a widely heralded and popular court painter, Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828) enjoyed great privilege and wealth producing sumptuous ...
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The Brief Debrief: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ was a fun-filled melange of dumplings, cheating and bungling – but is Sir Alan Sugar going soft?

We saw what you did: Martha Kalifatidis feels the heat but dodges a firing on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. Of all the ...
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Why you & everyone you know should be watching ‘Celebrity Apprentice Australia’, the show that redefines what “celebrity” now is

Happy together: Sir Alan Sugar and the gang from ‘Celebrity Apprentice Australia’. (Composited image) News just in that a new ...
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Oscars 2021 Postscript: record-low ratings reflect public resentment of New Hollywood WokeThink, but hope is not entirely lost – yet

Oscar love: Roberto Benigni’s reaction when his little film ‘Life Is Beautiful’ won big at the 1999 Oscars. If the ...
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Your comprehensive, 100% honest rundown of the COVID-affected 2021 Oscar race: who’ll win, who won’t and why some films got up

Frontrunner: Anthony Hopkins, a sure bet to take out Best Actor for ‘The Father’. Or… Of all the brave predictions ...
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Beyond the Placemats – the sprawling new art exhibition ‘She-oak and Sunlight’ celebrates the classics while deepening our understanding of Australian Impressionism and rebranding ‘The Heidelberg School’

Saved: ‘Spring’ by Arthur Streeton is one of the classic Australian paintings reclaimed by Michael Varcoe-Cocks, Associate Director of Conservation ...
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Cinemas likely to die and movie pirates likely to pounce with the home release of ‘WW84’, a brave move by Warner Bros that might backfire

Running into trouble: The home release of ‘WW84’ could ignite widespread movie piracy. In what could turn out to be ...
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Ignore the critical pile-on; Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is a fine film about poverty, perseverence, neglect and class

Listen up: Glenn Close plays a grandmother who’s not to be messed with in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’. HILLBILLY ELEGY *** (116 ...
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