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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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Bob the cat returns to pluck the heart-strings once again

Christmas cat: Luke Treadaway and Bob the Cat star in ‘A Christmas Gift from Bob’. A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB ...
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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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