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Predictable with so-so action, ‘The 355’ is lifted by its female leads

Watch out world: Four-fifths of the glamourous lead cast in action film ‘The 355’. THE 355 **1/2 (122 MINUTES) M ...
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Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for: The Ultimate ‘I’m A Celebrity’ all-purpose review that covers the entire show for all time

The Jungle Calls: The famous fight it out and learn life lessons in ‘I’m A Celebrity…etc’. Wow, what an absolutely ...
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With a raft of stunning aerial acts, the live spectacle ‘Oracle’ offers a sensory and sensual experience for the eyes and ears

Up in the Air: One of the stunning aerial acts in the stage show ‘Oracle’. ORACLE: Playhouse; Arts Centre Melbourne; ...
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The Year That Almost Wasn’t: A survey of 30 films that tell the story of film in 2021 as Covid ravaged the rapidly changing movie world

Killer portrait: ‘Nitram’, by far the best film of 2021. To state the obvious, it was another bumpy year for ...
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The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and how Joe Biden has put himself on the wrong side of it, further damaging his prospects for 2024

Not Guilty: Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night of 25 August, 2020. We are all already familiar with ...
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With The Rolling Stones’ 50 year-old classic ‘Brown Sugar’ cancelled due to offensive lyrics, what hope do other classic songs have?

For the furnace: Could Bruce Springsteen’s haunting classic survive a woke purge? The news that The Rolling Stones are going ...
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Cancel-proof Dave Chappelle applies a friendly blowtorch to LGBTQ+ politics in hilarious, hot-button, anti-woke special ‘The Closer’

No filter: Dave Chappelle pushes back against cancel culture in ‘The Closer’. DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE CLOSER **** (73 minutes) MA ...
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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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