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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Thursday 5 December 2013
Culture TV

tv review: ja’mie: private school girl

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Chris Lilley’s mockumentaries always tread a fine line. The comedy television shows that he writes and stars in parody stereotypical Australian identities. Some argue that in doing so, they entrench discriminatory stereotypes. Yet, Lilley’s nonchalance for taking the piss out of, well, everyone, allows him to perform a social critique more explicit and engaging than…
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Arts Music

ep review: slow motion music, oliver tank

Marissa Paine
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Oliver Tank’s second EP, Slow Motion Music is dramatic from the first few notes of ‘Stay’. The track, featuring the ethereal vocals of Fawn Myers, employs the use of percussion, synth and reverb to create a sonic landscape full of open spaces. Right from the outset, it is clear that this EP will be a…
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Friday 22 November 2013
Books Memoir

lip lit: banana girl

Emily Tatti
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Playwright Michele Lee admitted in a recent interview that writing a memoir at such a young age could be interpreted as ‘self-absorbed.’ However, Banana Girl thrusts us into her twenty-somethings with such intimate realism that any self-indulgence on her part is completely excusable. In the lead up to a four month literary residency in her…
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
Arts Featured Music

interview: gareth liddiard, the drones

Marissa Paine
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‘Dreams are like stars. They’re there during the day, but you just can’t see them’. That’s the Carl Sagan quote that Gareth Liddiard of The Drones paraphrases to explain the music on the band’s sixth studio album, I Sea Seaweed. If I’d been hoping to get a solid answer about the album’s concept,  I would…
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Wednesday 11 July 2012
Film

interview: not suitable for children

Courtney Dawson
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What spent nearly a decade in the making, Peter Templeman’s debut feature film Not Suitable For Children is a well-rounded rom-com that boasts two charming leads – Jonah (Ryan Kwantan) and his sassy, more sensible best friend Stevie (played by newcomer Sarah Snook). Set in Sydney, the film follows three housemates whose lives are turned…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Film

film: snowtown – it tells more than just a story

Lachlan Aird
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Australian cinema in 2011 was dominated by Snowtown; the controversial cinematic depiction of the ‘Bodies in the Barrel’ case that is known as Australia’s worst and most infamous serial killings. Having only recently viewed the film, all I can say is that it’s the most disturbing film I have ever seen… and I’ve seen some…
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Film

film review: the hunter

Rosie Hunt
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Rosie Hunt reviews the new Australian film The Hunter, starring the wonderful Willem Dafoe.

Wednesday 28 September 2011
Film

film review: the eye of the storm

Rosie Hunt
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Rosie Hunt reviews the beautifully shot new Australian film The Eye of the Storm, but finds that overall, it doesn’t live up to its expectations.

Wednesday 27 July 2011
Featured Film

film review: big mamma’s boy

Lip Magazine
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In the latest Ethnic Comedy to hit Australia’s silver screen, Frank Lotito plays Rocco Pileggi, a 35-year-old real estate agent and quintessential ‘mamma’s boy’ who, while still living at home with his overbearing, widowed Italian mamma (Carmelina di Guglielmo), attempts to woo a beautiful ‘Aussie’ girl. Unsurprisingly, mamma isn’t pleased. What follows is a sometimes…
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Wednesday 6 July 2011
Film

film review: sleeping beauty

Bridget Lutherborrow
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Bridget Lutherborrow reviews the controversial Australian drama, Sleeping Beauty.