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“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 […]

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” or “Flim, son of Flam, this is Biff, son of Boff” by Caitlin McGrane

January 24, 2013

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I will preface this review with a couple of disclaimers: I have tonsillitis and there were a bunch of small children in the screening I went to, which means my mood may have been slightly skewed. The Hobbit has a special place in my heart. My dad read it to me as a child, in […]

“Skyfall” Review: Bond Strikes Back by Joseph Misuraca

December 27, 2012

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Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is the best James Bond film to date. It harks back to the 007 fans adored. He’s debonair, he’s a womaniser, he’s pulling off impossible feats of stamina and strength, he’s drinking his martinis (shaken not stirred), he’s using ingenious gadgetry and he has a license to thrill die-hard viewers. The British […]

“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 […]

“Attack the Block”, or “Innit Blud” by Caitlin McGrane

March 27, 2012

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I’m not a fan of monster films, finding them mostly unbelievably boring and predictable (two things I cannot abide). However, when my dad rang from the streets of Bogota in Columbia, I was not expecting him to suggest we go and see Attack the Block as a family when he returned home. The major draw: […]

The 5 Most Controversial Films in Australian History by Jake Robinson

March 23, 2012

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***WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL MATERIAL AWAITS*** Media enquiries, Andrew Bolt and Serbian horror films have re-ignited the simmering undercurrents of debate through Australia over the rights to free expression. Unlike in America where the right is enshrined in the Constitution, here we have only an implied right of political communication. Our rights of expression are moderated through […]

A Review of Several Oscar-bait films by Caitlin McGrane

February 27, 2012

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It’s Oscar season. How do we know? Not only are there the huge self-congratulatory wank-fests (because that’s essentially what awards shows are after all) but also because actors are releasing films with PERFORMANCES. And yes, that does need capitalisation. Films like The Artist, Hugo, The Iron Lady, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are all about […]