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true history of the kelly gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged, colonial punk

True History of the Kelly Gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged,...

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This screen version of Ned Kelly does not die a hero. Stan Justin Kurzel’s latest film, True History of the Kelly Gang, marks the tenth screen version of the 1878-1880 Ned Kelly outbreak. It began in 1906...
surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

Surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

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A poster for the 1963 film Beach Party. Alta Vista Productions The first tune I ever wrote – a proper tune, with an intro, verses, choruses and a middle bit – was a surfing...
the 5 best films for cat lovers (that aren’t the movie cats)

The 5 best films for cat lovers (that aren’t the movie Cats)

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You could watch Dame Judi Dench pretend to be a cat … or you could watch Sari, one of the stars of Kedi. Termite Films Traditionally, Boxing Day is a great day to go to...
the rise of skywalker ends a third star wars trilogy. here’s why stories work so well in threes

The Rise of Skywalker ends a third Star Wars trilogy. Here’s why stories work...

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Will the third film in the third Star Wars trilogy match expectations Disney How many Star Wars films did George Lucas plan? According to Dan Golding in his recent book Star Wars After Lucas, this...
how our screen stories of the future went from flying cars to a darker version of now

How our screen stories of the future went from flying cars to a darker...

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Years and Years begins with the re-election of Trump in the US, and the election of unconventional populist Four Star Party in the UK. BBC/HBO Fans of Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner returned to cinemas last...
chat bots, james dean … can the digital dead rest in peace?

Chat bots, James Dean … can the digital dead rest in peace?

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James Dean in East of Eden in 1955. Sixty four years after his death, a reanimated ‘James Dean’ will reportedly be starring in a new film. idmb “To be dead,” wrote the 20th century French...
the crown series 3 review: olivia colman shines as an older, frumpier elizabeth

The Crown series 3 review: Olivia Colman shines as an older, frumpier Elizabeth

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Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth catches adeptly a sovereign who has become a little tired and distracted behind the eyes. Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Production UK As a researcher of the royal House...
‘stand-up for space2b’ – colin lane, judith lucy, geraldine hickey, danielle walker, eugene hamilton & the money – memo music hall thurs 31 october 7pm

‘Stand-up for Space2b’ – Colin Lane, Judith Lucy, Geraldine Hickey, Danielle Walker, Eugene Hamilton...

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It's time to 'Stand-up for Space2b' Melbourne comedians 'Stand-up for Space2b' with a night of comedy and music Colin Lane, Judith Lucy, Geraldine Hickey, Danielle Walker, Eugene Hamilton & The Money THUR 31 OCT – MEMO MUSIC...
by rejecting stereotypes, slam and ramy show us authentic arab muslim men on screen

By rejecting stereotypes, Slam and Ramy show us authentic Arab Muslim men on screen

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Two new screen productions – Ramy and Slam – tell stories embracing the complexity of young Arab and Muslim men in the US and Australia. Hulu There is a long history of damaging stereotypes of Arab and Muslim...

RED JOAN – Releasing nationally on June 6

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 Opens in cinemas across Australia June 6, 2019 RED JOAN "A taut old-school thriller with a modern heroine." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter Director: Trevor Nunn Writer: Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Lindsay Shapero (novel) Starring: Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes and Judi Dench In a picturesque village in...