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Friday 24 November 2017
Film

film: women of the island

Rosie Hunt
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It’s a quiet Friday lunchtime when I meet Tasmanian filmmaker Ninna Millikin in Hobart’s charismatic suburb of Battery Point. I wait in a small park surrounded by nineteenth-century cottages, and we find a window seat in a cosy café nearby. It seems appropriate that we meet in such a distinctive part of Hobart given what…
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Film

film review: zelos

Hannah Rogers
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Zelos is a story of cheating. You have probably seen a lot of films like this, but what makes this one different is its realism. And unlike so many other films about cheating, this film is: written, directed, and co-produced by two young women (director Jo-Anne Brechin and writer Claire J Harris) and ALSO has…
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Saturday 9 September 2017
Film

women in film: claudia pickering

Rosie Hunt
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  When I sit down to chat with filmmaker Claudia Pickering over the phone, I am immediately struck by her infectious enthusiasm. She’s sitting in a café working on a web series while we talk. I’m sitting at my desk at home, but still get swept up in the excitement of her burgeoning career in…
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Monday 1 May 2017
Culture Film

women in film: stranger with my face international film festival

Rosie Hunt
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Filmmaker Briony Kidd shied away from the camera at film school. She knew she could write and edit, but wasn’t so sure on the filming front: better to leave that to the experts. It wasn’t until later that Kidd realised none of her fellow students had been experts either. Others – namely, the guys –…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Film

film review: hannah arendt

Rosie Hunt
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During the trial of Adolf Eichmann, German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt was unexpectedly struck by what she perceived as the normality of the man in front of her, who had been a senior member of the Nazi administration. Arendt described the ‘banality of evil’: the most evil of acts are not necessarily committed by inhuman monsters, but…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Film Opinion

what makes a feminist film?

Kate Voss
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What makes a film feminist? It’s a question that has been asked many times, and many times wrongly answered. Some might think that a feminist film needs a strong woman, the type that takes charge and heads into battle with the same ferociousness as a male hero. I believe we’ve come to realise that feminism…
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Friday 7 March 2014
Film

the burden of being female in hollywood: olivia wilde

Kiah Meadows
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On February 20th, actress and producer Olivia Wilde spoke about the struggles still faced by women in film on The State of Female Justice panel held in Los Angeles. While her segment only lasted around five minutes, Wilde sparked a conversation that we shouldn’t have to keep having by ultimately asking, ‘Why aren’t we telling…
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Film

the changing face of the oscars

Kiah Meadows
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On Monday, the biggest night in Hollywood was telecast across more than 150 countries around the world, live. The night that movie lovers, fashion lovers, celebrity sycophants and dreamers tune in to, to celebrate the very best achievements in cinema, a medium that, in one way or another, shapes us all. Yesterday, while trying desperately…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Arts Culture Film

filmme fatales: hottest zine on the block

Rosie Hunt
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There is no shortage of feminist criticism available on the world wide web these days (Lip included, of course), but Brodie Lancaster is one feminist writer doing things the old-fashioned way. Brodie is the Melbourne-based founder and editor of Filmme Fatales, a zine that brings a feminist perspective to cinema and the filmmaking industry. She…
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Monday 9 September 2013
Film TV

the ‘worst kind of sausagefest’: limited opportunities for women in the film industry

Lou Heinrich
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Emmy season is coming. It’s almost the time of year when the American television industry rewards ingenious storytelling and immortalises actors and actresses as they sweep the red carpet, demigods in evening gowns and designer tuxedo. Prompted by fever for the September 22 event, US writer Cory Barker decided to crunch some numbers regarding the…
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