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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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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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