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Thursday 18 September 2014
Film

film review: what we do in the shadows

Emma Robinson
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The wonderful team behind Flight of the Conchords are offering up their latest tribute to the Gods of comedy. I suspect no goats will need to be sacrificed and that the Gods will be sated for many years to come. In What We Do In The Shadows, Viago (Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) and Deacon…
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Saturday 13 September 2014
Column Film

kickass feminists on film: princess mononoke

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Last month I learned…
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Friday 12 September 2014
Featured Film

what makes a feminist film?: the first-ever girls on film festival hits melbourne

Lauren Strickland
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What makes a feminist film? If you’re anything like me, this question is one that has plagued you for years. Strong female characters? Well, yeah, but what does that actually mean? Does it pass the Bechdel test? Yes, of course, but is that enough? Thankfully, I got the chance to talk to Karen Pickering, feminist…
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Film

film review: magic in the moonlight

Emma Robinson
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A worldly, intellectual and cynical man (Colin Firth as Stanley Taplinger) somewhere in his forties meets a twenty-something, relatively uneducated and ridiculously attractive woman (Emma Stone as Sophie Baker). A battle of so-called wits ensues; this time, the topic is mysticism versus realism. And despite their best efforts, the two main characters are inextricably drawn…
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Saturday 6 September 2014
Film

film review: predestination

Bridget Conway
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Looking for a gender-swapping, time-travelling, visual and narrative roller coaster ride? Then look no further than the Aussie-made flick Predestination, out now in cinemas. Written and directed by Brisbane-based brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, and based on a short story, All You Zombies, by renowned sci-fi author Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination does not disappoint. Staring…
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Thursday 21 August 2014
Film

film review: life after beth

Jade Bate
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In 2003, director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg presented us their new take on the classic zombie genre with their film Shaun of the Dead. Their ingenious combination of a traditional Zombie apocalypse film with the conventions of a romantic comedy was a fresh and thrilling concept, and hence, the Rom-Zom-Com was born. Unfortunately,…
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Wednesday 13 August 2014
Film

film review: guardians of the galaxy

Bridget Conway
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If you live in a hole in the ground and haven’t seen the latest Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy yet, then I highly recommend doing so soon. I checked out a preview showing of the film last Friday night because I am a comic book and superhero nerd, and I love Parks and Rec…
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
Film

feminist film history 101: ginger & rosa

Michael Wu
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In this series, Lip writers take a look at a wide range of films to determine what it is that makes a great feminist film. From the black-and-white classics right up to the newest of new releases, this retrospective examines just what’s in the feminist film canon — and asks if anything needs to be…
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Sunday 10 August 2014
Film

film review: devil’s knot

Caitlin Gordon-King
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A dark, fuck-off wood in Arkansas. Shadows lick at a rusty pipe; ripples slowly spread across the water; mist creeps in on a silent bog. A child begins to sing: the music is ever so slightly out of tune. Just one minute in and I started to feel that maybe I shouldn’t have asked my…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Film

film review: lucy

Giuliana Cincotta
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Director Luc Besson’s latest, Lucy, is an effort that promises more than it can deliver. Scarlett Johansson gives a commanding performance as the eponymous Lucy, a US exchange student in Taiwan who finds herself entangled in the city’s seedy underworld of drugs and violence. At the bidding of her lawless boyfriend, Richard (Pilou Asbæk), she…
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Column Film

kickass feminists on film: clarice starling

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Editor’s Note: This review…
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Film News

wonder woman photos revealed at san diego’s comic-con

lip magazine
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At Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, Superman: Man of Steel director Zack Snyder revealed a photo of what our feminine superhero Wonder Woman will look like in the upcoming Batman v Superman film set to be released in 2016 – and it’s definitely not the glossy and dolled up Lynda Carter’s red, white,…
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Film

film review: the lunchbox

Rosie Hunt
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Romantic comedies are not always the most interesting or unique of films, but every so often one comes along that stands out. The Lunchbox is one of these films. A feature film debut from writer and director Ritesh Batra, the movie has been nominated at several international festivals and won multiple awards, including the Critics…
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Film

interview: teo halm

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Hollywood has opened its arms to up-and-coming film star, Teo Halm. Seven years ago, Halm was hating his first stint at theatre camp. Now fifteen, he’s found his passion in film, acting alongside a floating alien robot and James Franco in soon to be released block busters Earth to Echo and Bukowski. But what’s it…
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