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Review: In This Corner of the World

There is something surreal about the use of watercolours in animation. In This Corner of the World is a beautiful example of how they can bring a heart-wrenching story to life using soft edges and gentle colours. Following the life of a young Japanese woman from Hiroshima, In This Corner of the World captures the […]

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Review: Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk is a film that has been long anticipated by a wide audience. I first saw the trailer at Oz Comic-con in March, and the buzz surrounding it even back then was intense. I’m going to be brutally honest here though; I wasn’t one of those excited people, the trailer didn’t […]

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Review: Their Finest

It’s the year 1940 and British citizens are facing the harrowing realisation that they may not be winning the fight to which they have lost thousands of lives, homes, and years. Based on the book Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans, directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and […]

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Review: Perth Writers Festival – Day 2, Saturday

If I had to describe Saturday in one word, it would be this: hot. It reached 39 degrees C in Perth on Saturday. Admittedly, given that the University of Western Australia is situated on the banks on the Swan River and was thus relieved a little by an early afternoon breeze, it wasn’t as bad […]

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Review: Perth Writers Festival – Day 1, Friday

There is one particular weekend of the year that I always set aside, scheduled a year in advance and looked forward to eagerly. Last night marked the start of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival with Ben Rawlence giving a resounding opening address at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Today, the journey through the pages […]

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