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parasites – the movie  (2019 – korean language with english subtitles)

Parasite – The Movie (2019 – Korean language with English subtitles)

“With No plan – Nothing can go wrong”. To call this film different or even original would be an absolute understatement. Traditionally foreign language films are delegated to a short run art-house release or hidden amongst...
zappa  the movie: (australian cinema release 18th february 2021)

ZAPPA The Movie: (Australian cinema release 18th February 2021)

Frank Vincent Zappa   Born December 21, 1940 – Died December 4, 1993 If you have never heard the music of Frank Zappa, then I suggest you buckle up you’re in for a wild ride. This...
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Venom: an excellent superhero film, perhaps best not experienced in 4DX

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Tom Hardy in Venom: the intense action sequences are balanced by disarming humour. Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation,Marvel Entertainment. The history of Hollywood is, in many ways, the history of cinematic gimmicks appearing at...
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...
social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of netflix’s squid game is a streaming phenomenon

Social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of Netflix’s Squid Game is...

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  YOUNGKYU PARK/ Netflix Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the series has become the most watched Netflix title in 76 countries,...
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...
the little things (cinema release 2021)

The Little Things (cinema release 2021)

The classic good cop – bad cop scenario is given a questionable twist in this ‘serial murder who done it’ mystery. When disgraced ex-detective Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon (Denzel Washington), now a lowly country cop, is...
max richter’s sleep, a filmed antidote to modern life with music to dream by

Max Richter’s Sleep, a filmed antidote to modern life with music to dream by

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 Photo by MIKE TERRY/Madman Review: Max Richter’s Sleep, directed by Natalie Johns. Music does things. For German-born, English-raised composer Max Richter, music is a “vehicle for travelling through the world, for getting through life”. So he says in the...
melbourne women in film festival 2020

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2020

We recently attended the launch of the fourth MWFF Melbourne Women Film Festival at the Melbourne Capital Theatre. This year’s festival is entitled Stories In Colour and the featured film for the opening night was...
jojo rabbit  (the movie review)  2020

Jojo Rabbit Movie review 2019

I initially resisted seeing this movie mainly because of my unfounded preconceived idea that it was nothing more than a silly comedy about World War Two in Nazi Germany. Wrong!! This Best Adapted Screenplay winner at...