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Jo Bradley

Jo Bradley
Jo has been writing about movies since 2015 on her blog scribblesofstageandscreen.com and is also a reviewer for AussieTheatre.com and FilmInquiry.com Her favourite movies include The Intouchables, Oceans 11, Chicago and The Grand Budapest Hotel. She is a proud supporter of Australian film, any movie that passes the Bechdel test, and any film that writes female characters to be more than supporting characters.

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Think of the last war movie you saw. Now imagine the film’s most intense battle scene. It probably went for a maximum of 20 minutes or so. Now imagine a 120-minute-long battle scene, masterfully scored by Han Zimmer and directed by the one and only Christopher Nolan. It’s 1940, and …

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Review: Brooklyn

Review: Brooklyn

John Crowley’s 2015 film, adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel, is a moving and authentic depiction of a young Irish woman’s immigration to America in the 1950’s, and her attempts to navigate this strange new world in search of ‘home’. After immigrating to Brooklyn, Eilis, torn between Tony (Cohen) a driven and caring …

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Review: NUTS’ presents Savages

Review: NUTS' presents Savages

If you want to lose your faith in men entirely, NUTS’ production of Savages is perfect evening viewing. Four horny, aggressive, lonely blokes sail away on a cruise ship for the boys’ trip of a lifetime. However, their close living quarters quickly feel suffocating as old rivalries resurface and tensions …

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Sydney Film Festival Diary

When the Sydney Film Festival came around in the same week of exams, I knew I was destined for a week of popcorn-filled procrastination. After extensive research of the program and an elimination process that would rival most reality shows (Is two movies in one day too much?), I finally …

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Review: Thundamentals

Review: Thundamentals

The first time I heard about Thundamentals was when their catchy hip-hop track Something I Said hit number 30 on Triple J’s 2014 Hottest 100. Now I’m a pretty competitive person. Since I discovered Eminem in Year 7, I’ve embraced the challenge of learning as many rap lyrics as possible. …

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Review: NUTS’ presents Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

Review: NUTS' presents Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

All-female plays aren’t very common. In fact, statistically, women in the Arts aren’t that common. The ratio of women to men in the performing arts is around 3:10, and women make up only 7% of the top directors in Hollywood. That’s what makes the New South Wales University Theatrical Society’s …

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TV Review: Westworld

TV Review: Westworld

Warning, this review features minor spoilers. Never have I ever seen a television series as ambitious as Westworld. This ten part series by HBO isn’t shoddy TV fodder made for binge-watching. It’s a high-concept show that raises powerful intellectual and philosophical questions about the nature of humanity. This sci-fi drama …

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Movie Review: Their Finest

Movie Review: Their Finest

For those interested in historical drama or comedy, ‘Their Finest’ is a new film set in World War II, England during height of the Blitz. It’s about a government propaganda department tasked with creating ‘morale boosting’ films for the public. When the film opens, the male-only ministry has hired Catrin (Gemma …

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