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“12 Years a Slave”, or “Tears, All the Tears” By Caitlin McGrane

February 10, 2014

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Writing this is the second thing that I have done since returning home from seeing 12 Years a Slave. The first was to make an enormous G&T with the flat tonic water. Desperate times, readers, desperate times. First of all, fuck you Quentin “I’m shutting your butt down” Tarantino, this is how you talk about […]

“One Day” or “I Want to Care buuuuuut I Don’t”

May 3, 2013

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I went to see One Day, Released at the end of 2011, after a break up. I’ve often thought what I’d do with a time machine, and I can safely say now that I would go back to that day and stop myself from seeing this film. Not only was it pretty bad (more on that […]

“The Loneliest Planet”, or “LOUD VIOLINS… silence” by Caitlin McGrane

March 29, 2013

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I read a very brief synopsis for The Loneliest Planet about a week before I saw it. I read stuff about a couple travelling, about ‘something’ happening to them, that this event changes them… and that Gael Garcia Bernal was in it. That last fact was what did it for me. I fell madly in […]

“Silver Linings Playbook”, or “LIFE RUINERS” by Caitlin McGrane

February 15, 2013

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Before I really knew what was happening, I was being swept along on the tidal wave of publicity for Silver Linings. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo reviewed it months ago, and it came out quite recently in Australian cinemas. It’s quite poignant really, given the film’s subject matter concerns mental illness and how it can […]

“Django Unchained” or “Would SOMEONE please give Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar NOW?” by Caitlin McGrane

February 1, 2013

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Last year I wrote a piece about a number of Oscar-nominated films that featured several prominent actors doing performances. These films come around about this time every year and are essentially jumping up and down in front of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) like an enthusiastic child wanting to be picked […]

“Take This Waltz” or “Whaaaaaaaaaat the fuck?” by Caitlin McGrane

August 14, 2012

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You guys, it’s been a pretty shitty week. I’m no longer travelling to Canada, I’m pretty sure I upset some really lovely people in the process, and I just want to dive under my duvet. Want to know what made it a whole lot more interesting (and by interesting I mean pretty fucking intense)? Take […]