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Tuesday 14 March 2017
Film

film review: the love witch

Jessie Adams
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Lip‘s Jessie Adams recently attended an exclusive season of The Love Witch at Melbourne’s Lido Cinemas. Check out her review below. Anna Biller’s second feature film The Love Witch weaves a kaleidoscopic spell in genuine 35mm colour film cinematography, conjuring complicated visions of feminine archetypes, gender politics, and sumptuous 1960s occult fashion and film aesthetics. The film…
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Monday 14 November 2016
Film

film review: american honey

Rosie Hunt
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We found love in a hopeless place. It’s a familiar refrain for the millennial generation, and one that provides the soundtrack to key moments in Andrea Arnold’s latest film, American Honey. Rihanna’s We Found Love is the perfect music to capture the heart of this film, a winner of the Jury Prize at The Cannes Film…
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Thursday 3 November 2016
Film

film review: drama

Hannah Rogers
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  As I slink into my mid-twenties, I have feared that it would be time for me to leave behind my much-loved millennial dramas. As I find my way into stable maturity I would outgrow movies and television series like Girls and Please Like Me begrudgingly. But I need no longer worry if films like…
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Friday 28 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: i’m buffy and you’re history

Kathy Pollock
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From its inception as a (widely panned) movie, through to the iconic TV show and comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) has proven to be an ‘undying’ piece of pop culture. Celebrated for its punning protagonist Buffy Summers and her ‘Faith’-ful Scooby Gang, BTVS is canonical in its portrayal of female strength. In…
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Saturday 22 October 2016
Film

film review: the girl on the train

Hannah Rogers
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The Girl on the Train is violent, melodramatic and dark. Based on the insanely popular 2015 thriller novel by Paula Hawkins, the film sits within a new brand of female-led thrillers. These films typically have a women heavy cast and explore the white suburban ideal through some sort of mystery. Films and books like Gone…
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Friday 9 September 2016
Film

film review: embrace

Jennifer Worthing
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Body image sort of feels like one of those topics that we, as a society, should have conquered, put aside, and moved onto bigger things. It feels like a topic that we have collectively heard so much about: incessantly, I am bombarded with inspirational quotes on social media telling me to ‘love myself’. We have…
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Monday 29 August 2016
Film

film review: tallulah

Rosie Hunt
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Netflix Original’s most recent releases include Tallulah, a heartfelt story of three women whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. Starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, the film seems right at home on the streaming service that brought us Orange Is The New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where nuanced depictions of women are fast becoming the norm. In…
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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Film Uncategorised

film review: maggie’s plan

Rosie Hunt
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The inimitable Greta Gerwig stars in Maggie’s Plan, a colourful comedy about a woman who is always in control. Gerwig is great at playing characters that have no idea what they’re doing (like the titular character in Frances Ha), but in this film, she proves she can also play the opposite. Maggie, a university graduate…
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Friday 22 July 2016
Film TV

tv review: rebellion

Rosie Hunt
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  Rebellion is a historical drama that puts women at the centre of the action. The five-part mini series premiered earlier this year, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and is still available on Netflix for subscribers to binge-watch at their leisure. The series begins in 1914, with three…
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Tuesday 5 July 2016
Film TV

orange is the new black, season 4: crime, punishment, and the duty of care

Jennifer Worthing
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This article contains spoilers for Season 4 of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, along with discussions of potentially upsetting content, including rape, torture and violence.  Our favourite Litchfield inmates are back, with June 17 heralding the season four premiere of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Season four is arguably the most enthralling, witty, and…
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Friday 18 March 2016
Film

film review: the wait

Jennifer Bisset
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The Wait (originally L’Attesa) is a French/Italian two-hander featuring Juliette Binoche and Lou de Laâge, two generations of talented French actresses, who unfortunately suffer under the weight of simple material that is—seemingly out of necessity—over-directed. Debut director Piero Messina is young as directors go (he’s in his thirties), and has an eye for intriguing and abstract visuals…
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Thursday 10 March 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: my year of reading only female authors

Annie Hariharan
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As a lifelong book nerd, I like to think I consume a balanced diet of fiction novels. I grew up reading books by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I went through periods of reading books set in India (Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy), America as seen by immigrants (Amy Lee) and the American south (Harper Lee,…
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Film TV

why netflix’s master of none should be compulsory viewing for male feminists

Jennifer Worthing
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Debuting to critical acclaim at the end of last year, Netflix has recently announced that Master of None – the comedy with a delightful penchant for bluntly calling out inequality – will be returning for a second season. Created by Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) and Alan Yang (a producer on Parks), Master of None…
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Film

film review: hail, caesar!

Marie Davis
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Hail, Caesar! is about a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a devout Catholic who works as a “fixer” for the fictional Capitol Studios in early 1950s Hollywood. Essentially, his role is to keep the image of the studio from deviating from the norms of the time, that of white Christian wholesomeness….
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