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Oscars 2021: The Trial of the Chicago 7 review

Aaron Sorkin's Oscar-nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7 might skirt the edge of silliness, but it's not a film that can be easily shaken off.

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Oscars 2021: Promising Young Woman review

Emerald Fennell's debut feature, Promising Young Woman, is an enthralling look at a young woman confronting the traumas of her past.

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Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club review

Lana Del Rey's 2021 album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, is both a departure from the Del Rey of the past and a return to something more inherent. 

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Review: LegoMasters

So this is very far from an insightful commentary on an obscure piece of cultured television, but it does go well with my last review of competitive reality TV.

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British Film Festival review: The Nest

​​​​​Part of this year's British Film Festival, Sean Durkin’s The Nest chronicles the unraveling of a wealthy family in mid-1980s England.

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Review: Longshot

Directed by Jonathon Levine and staring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan, the 2019 romantic-comedy Longshot about a Secretary of State falling in love with a slouchy speechwriter, somewhat disappeared from the cultural radar not long after its release. This is a shame.

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Who decides which words go in the Dictionary? Which words are left out? 

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The best TV series of 2020

As we reach the end of 2020, I've been reflecting on the best TV series of the year. 

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Review: Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe's 2014 novel Dark Emu challenges the notion that, prior to settlement in 1788, Aboriginal peoples led a primitive lifestyle. On the contrary, Pascoe argues that Aboriginal peoples enjoyed a complex, enduring relationship with the land. 

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Recommendation: Fleabag

Time and time again, I seem to return to one of my favourite TV shows: the hilarious and heartbreaking Fleabag. 

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