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Thumbs up, thumbs down: The cycles of 'cancel culture'

Thumbs up, thumbs down: The cycles of 'cancel culture'

Two separate but in many ways similar statements, signed by some of Australia's and the world's most significant cultural leaders and published last week, have intensified the debate about "cancel culture".

  • by Melanie Kembrey

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Pandemic forces big movies to the small screen, and it's not all bad
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Pandemic forces big movies to the small screen, and it's not all bad

Lots of films made with a big-screen experience in mind may never play in cinemas. But it's not entirely a bad thing, say some filmmakers.

  • by Karl Quinn
At our DIY Gold Class cinema you can put your feet up on the seats
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Satire

At our DIY Gold Class cinema you can put your feet up on the seats

For the past three months, the entire history of world cinema has been played in our living room.

  • by Danny Katz
Writer Michelle Law issues apology for 'racist' scene
Racism

Writer Michelle Law issues apology for 'racist' scene

Actor and writer Michelle Law has issued an "apology without reservation" for her 2013 film.

  • by Karl Quinn
Top 5 films: This week's best of streaming
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Top 5 films: This week's best of streaming

Make the most of your time at home with classic romantic comedies, among other films worth revisiting.

  • by Jake Wilson
A family wrestles with the damage done by an excess of machismo
Review

A family wrestles with the damage done by an excess of machismo

The camera is restless and the score insistent in this powerful and plausible story.

  • by Sandra Hall
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Characters lost in darkness between horror and dementia
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Characters lost in darkness between horror and dementia

First-time director Natalie Erika James has a bet each way in an Australian horror outing.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Indian filmmakers reach out to Aussies over pandemic divide
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Indian filmmakers reach out to Aussies over pandemic divide

A new project by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will allow leading lights of the subcontinent's film scene to mentor young Australians.

  • by Nick Miller
Film review: love and masculinity collide in grief-soaked beauty
Review

Film review: love and masculinity collide in grief-soaked beauty

This is a film about two kinds of love: unquestioning, warm and familial, and the darker, more possessive and complex feelings of a man for his partner.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Old Guard: Theron's ageless presence brightens an overly familiar plot
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Old Guard: Theron's ageless presence brightens an overly familiar plot

The stylish Charlize Theron can't make up for sluggish storytelling in this familiar superhero adventure.

  • by Jake Wilson
Tom Hanks dons his captain's hat with a message for the White House
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Tom Hanks dons his captain's hat with a message for the White House

Greyhound is a gripping newcomer in the grand tradition of navy war movies: but it's also a timely study of leadership.

  • by Paul Byrnes