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Saturday 23 May 2015
Film

film review: unfriended

Emma Robinson
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An exciting new take on the found footage trope (which, incidentally did not have its origins with The Blair Witch Project – Cannibal Holocaust capitalised on this style in 1980) has hit the cinemas. Unfriended blends perfect pacing with some Lord of the Flies style kill-or-be-killed mentalities. Unfriended takes place entirely through Skype chat and…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Film

film review: pitch perfect 2

Emma Robinson
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A couple of days before Pitch Perfect 2 was released I walked past a promotional poster for it with a male friend of mine. I braced myself for the inevitable eye roll and derisive comment about chick flicks (and probably not a particularly original one – that’s the thing about sexism, it’s been around for…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Film

film review: when marnie was there

Bridget Conway
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From the get-go, When Marnie Was There, quite possibly the last film from world-famous Studio Ghibli and based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson of the same name, is a tearjerker. The Japanese production house has been producing incredible and heart-wrenching anime films since 1985, with the unforgettable Spirited Away (2001) as Japan’s highest…
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Sunday 10 May 2015
Film

film review: while we’re young

Jade Bate
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Following in the footsteps of other prolific American indie directors of his generation, such as Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze and Richard Linklater, Noah Baumbach has proven to be one of the most intriguing and unique filmmakers on the indie scene. Following successes of the uncompromising The Squid and the Whale (2005), the shamelessly quirky Greenberg…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Film TV

orange is the new black: why are we itching for the third season?

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Full of sex, criminality and queer-dom, it’s little wonder why Orange is the New Black (OITNB) has amassed a devoted following. The show launched in July 2013, and quickly shot to the leader board for Netflix’s most popular shows. Responding to pleas, producers will release the third season late this June. Inane at times, the…
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Thursday 7 May 2015
Film

film review: testament of youth

Rosie Hunt
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Testament of Youth brings Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name to life on the big screen. The film opens amid a jubilant scene: Armistice Day, 1918. In the middle of it all, a young woman stumbles, overwhelmed by the crowds and removed from the joy everyone else is seemingly experiencing. The timeline then jumps…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Film

film review: it follows

Emma Robinson
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  After watching a myriad of gore-tastic movies over the past couple of decades, I’d forgotten how utterly terrifying a foe that walks, not runs, toward you can be. Torture porn will no doubt disgust and horrify (and if it doesn’t that is really weird) but the slow walk of the predator in It Follows…
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Film Opinion

let’s talk about the avengers: women, motherhood, and saving the world

Lauren Strickland
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WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Let’s talk about the Avengers. By now, you’ve probably read a dozen reviews, watched numerous clips, seen snippets of interviews, had the argument about which superpower you’d like to have all over again, and maybe even seen the actual film. Or maybe you’ve stopped paying attention…
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Tuesday 5 May 2015
Film TV

4 great female-centric TV shows streaming on netflix right now

Kate Voss
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Earlier this year, Netflix Australia was launched in an effort to reach a larger worldwide audience with its services that continue to replace a­ny need for cable TV for most people. And while the original launch only included 1,500 shows, it’s anticipated that it will continue to release new content as time progresses to bring…
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Monday 4 May 2015
Featured Film Uncategorised

welcome to the dollhouse collective: a new all-female production company

Lauren Strickland
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  Australian actress Rose Byrne recently announced the formation of a new local production company, endearingly named The Dollhouse Collective. The group, made up of  Byrne, actress/director Gracie Otto, actress/writer Krew Boylan, director Shannon Murphy, and publicist/producer Jessica Carrera, has been put together with one aim in mind: to redress the film industry’s gender imbalance….
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Sunday 3 May 2015
Film

seven movie mums for mother’s day viewing

Belinda King
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Mums are awesome: first they bring you into the world, then they care for you, simultaneously making you feel unconditionally loved yet that you could be making better choices in your life. Or is that just me? In celebration of Mother’s Day and mothers, here is a collection of film mothers. For one reason or…
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Celebrity Featured Film Opinion

kim kardashian: an unexpected advocate for mental health

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Kim Kardashian is surprising everyone with her recent involvement as Executive Producer in upcoming documentary, #RedFlag. The hour-long special will air during US Mental Health Awareness Month to explore mental health and its relationship to social media. After its premiere, Producer, Dr Drew Pinsky also plans to have an interactive follow-up and similarly themed programming…
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Sunday 26 April 2015
Film

film review: mommy

Eloise Grills
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Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (released on April 9) brims with an exuberance that threatens to split its very illusion at the seams. Violence brews just beneath the surface of chaotic and charming almost-teenager Steve’s countenance (played by Antoine-Olivier Pilon). Diagnosed vaguely by his mother with “ADHD… attachment disorder” he is thrust back into her life when…
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Saturday 18 April 2015
Featured Film Opinion

complex, varied, deep: female friendship in seven films

Belinda King
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Friendships are as complex and varied as the people in them. It’s one thing for a film to pass the Bechdel test, but it’s sometimes hard to find in depth explorations of female friendship. These films are some of my favourites, and they all contain very different yet interesting portrayals of girlfriends.   Thelma &…
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