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Thursday 19 January 2012
Film

bechdel taser: the muppets

Sarina Murray
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My friend was super psyched to see The Muppets, simply because she really likes The Muppets. My own reasoning is more complicated. I can draw everything in my life back to Buffy. Often in writing these columns I will wonder whether I should bring up the connection to Buffy which I noticed in a nanosecond….
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Film

bechdel taser: brett ratner walks into a bar. a steel one. i wish.

Sarina Murray
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Publicly, I state my religion as Stephen Fry. Privately, however, 2011 tipped him into my ‘over-exposed’ bin. I really don’t understand how Christians do it. Their saviour is everywhere, all the time – and I don’t just mean in the spiritual omniscience regard. Even when I can’t buy marked down Cadbury Yule Logs next to…
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Tuesday 27 December 2011
Film

bechdel taser: it’s not santa claus vs the martians, but 2011 has timed you some festive sci-fi

Sarina Murray
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I love science fiction. From Plan 9 schlock to Moon’s sophisticated speculation on the future of us and our probing, shiny, phallic toys. I also love the  SBS Friday Night cousin to sci-fi’s behind-the-beaded-curtain hardcore, speculative fiction. I take it dead seriously, though my commitment to two-minute showers (made every time I see The Road)…
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Wednesday 21 December 2011
Film

bechdel taser: mortality may loom, but forget the future, just see kevin

Sarina Murray
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Walking down the cinema-separating corridor of the Nova last week I had a Yesva moment. All but two of the posters brightening the space featured women. One of those that didn’t was George Clooney star vehicle The Descendants, which may be my movie of the year. Not in the ‘I’ve seen it and it’s awesome’…
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