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Deep Space Nostalgia

Like so many others, I have a real soft spot for the first Star Wars trilogy. I have some weirdly vivid memories of my first encounter with this immensely popular film universe at around the age of eight or nine. Advertisements

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The Back of Beyond

  In one of those beautiful moments of convergence that the universe throws my way every so often, this week I had the opportunity to visit the remote outback town of Marree in the same week that David Michôd’s film The Rover was … Continue reading

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Cosmopolis and the perils of weirdness in art

If I said that I enjoyed Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s new film starring Robert Pattinson and an array of familiar actors who enter and exit his swanky car over the course of a trip to the barber, I wouldn’t be lying. … Continue reading

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You can look and almost touch

The scenes of teenage delirium that greeted boy band du jour One Direction when they visited Australia recently for a whirlwind promo visit were terrifying. I know this is probably a gross exaggeration but it felt to me like a … Continue reading

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nostalgia overload

Not long after the the neon pink letters Dirty Dancing appear over grainy black and white footage flashing to the strains of that familiar drum beat of ‘Be My Baby’, I get this feeling that’s achingly familiar but also vague enough … Continue reading

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