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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Film

film review: still alice

Jade Bate
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Out of the all the heartbreaking and dehumanising things that can happen to a person, losing one’s memories has to be at the top of the list. Alzheimer’s disease touches so many people in the world, with almost everyone knowing someone who has been diagnosed with the debilitating disease. Usually classified as a disease that…
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Monday 16 March 2015
Film

film review: the theory of everything

Jade Bate
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Charting the life of Dr. Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane from their blissful relationship beginning in the 60s and to its end in the mid 90s, The Theory of Everything attempts to provide a private look into the life of one of the world’s most fascinating minds. It begins with Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) as…
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Friday 6 March 2015
Film

film review: jupiter ascending

Emma Robinson
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As I walked out of the cinema after watching Jupiter Ascending I thought ‘maybe I’ve watched too much Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. (And then I snorted because that is a ridiculous notion.) When it comes to realistically portraying female characters as strong, believable and fallible, Buffy is where it’s at. And Jupiter Ascending (directed and…
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Saturday 28 February 2015
Film

film review: into the woods

Jade Bate
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Be careful what you wish for? Don’t wander from the path? Follow your dreams? Moral lessons are always at the punch line of classic fairy tales, and if Into the Woods is anything to go by, there sure is a hell of a lot of lessons being learnt in fairytale land. Based on Stephen Sondheim…
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Film

byron bay international film festival: love marriage in kabul

Giuliana Cincotta
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Numerous arrests and a slap in the face from border security guards could not contain Amin Palangi’s Love Marriage in Kabul from finding its audience. The documentary is set to screen in March at the Byron Bay Film Festival. After the drowning of her six year old son, Mahboba Rawi made a promise to save…
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Film

film review: wild

Emma Robinson
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Reese Witherspoon produces and stars in Wild, the story of a young woman whose life falls to pieces and her journey to put herself back together, based on the bestselling memoir by Cheryl Strayed. The film opens with Cheryl alone in the American wilderness, clearly at the end of her tether. A series of flashbacks…
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Monday 23 February 2015
Film

film review: fifty shades of grey

Emma Robinson
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‘I’m super sexy but messed up. I like spanking and sex,’ Christian Grey said sexily. The above quote isn’t spoken dialogue in the film Fifty Shades of Grey. But it could be. Before I get into analysing this film I would like to point out how patronising and aggravating all the think pieces on Fifty…
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Film

film review: birdman

Jade Bate
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  Stepping out of the theatre after watching Birdman, one thought kept going through my head: where has Michael Keaton been hiding all these years? As one of the most beloved comic actors of the 80s, with iconic films such as Beetlejuice and Mr. Mom, along with playing the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s Batman…
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Monday 9 February 2015
Film

agent carter: the hero we deserve

Hollie Pich
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  Agent Carter, Marvel Universe’s first female-led adaptation, offers a break from your regularly scheduled programming. It’s a wonderful mash-up: part espionage thriller, part comic-book adaptation, and part historical drama. There are secret identities, car cashes and fist fights, gadgets and conspiracies, and crime fighting teams (all in the first episode!). Most excitingly this television…
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Friday 30 January 2015
Film

film review: paper planes

Caitlin Gordon-King
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This clip of a mutant giant ninja dog received more views on YouTube in 2014 than any Australian movie trailers. It’s a sad fact that we’re better known for our kangaroos than we are for our Luhrmanns, and that even great Aussie films like Samson and Delilah won’t scrape up half the sales of shitboxes…
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Wednesday 28 January 2015
Film Opinion

the academy awards have a serious diversity problem

Jade Bate
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The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards came out last week. Amongst the deserving successes for films like Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood, there is a certain noticeable pattern emerging from the nominees in the major categories. For the first time in almost 20 years every single person nominated in the acting categories…
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Saturday 17 January 2015
Film

film review: the imitation game

Jade Bate
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World War Two films don’t often show us what happened behind the scenes. Most often they are intently focused on depicting the horror and destruction of the front line, and not the work of mathematicians, engineers and scientists who used their minds rather than brawn to end the war. One such mind was Alan Turing,…
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Thursday 15 January 2015
News World

in brief: world of woes for women in American media

Sarah Iuliano
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The number of women directors in Hollywood has not grown in 17 years. Research bySan Diego State University’s Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film shows females directing the top 250 grossing motion pictures have decreased 2 per cent since 1998. The rate of female writers, editors and producers is also down,…
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Thursday 1 January 2015
Film

lip film club: 2014 vs 2015

Lauren Strickland
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The Lip Film Club look back on the year that was and make their resolutions for the new one, answering the two most important questions on the lips of every cinephile: what was the best thing you saw in 2014, and what are you most looking forward to in 2015?   JADE BATE   2014: One…
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