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Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Remember in high school, how as a reward for good behaviour towards the end of term, you’d get to watch a movie slightly related to the subject? Yeah, that was me in French class. Madame would play a French arthouse film to say “merci” for conjugating our verbs. Well, I …

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Blitz Debates: Remakes

Blitz Debates: Remakes

Yay Says Lubna Sherieff I like remakes. There’s something interesting about seeing the same story again but differently. Remakes get a lot of hate, and some of it is justified, but I don’t think we should hate them simply because they’re not the original. I love remakes and here’s why you …

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TV Show Review: Iron Fist

I wouldn’t wish Iron Fist on my greatest enemy. The American kung-fu master known as Iron Fist is a poor follow-up by Netflix to the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. From the very first episode, we are spun into the most boring roller-coaster ride yet. Danny Rand has just returned from …

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Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Calling all Dance Academy fans, the wait is finally over, the anticipated film has finally arrived! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, this film should not be missed. Ray of sunshine, Alicia Banit plays the bubbly, easy going, Kat Karamakov in the series and the movie, she had a …

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Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Power Rangers was is the embodiment of my childhood. Power Rangers follows five teenagers forced to become superheroes after discovering large, ancient looking coins in an old gold mine. Naturally, each character has their own problems to take care of. Jason pulled a prank that got him kicked out of the football …

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10 Films Turning 10

10 Films Turning 10

Arc turns 10 this week, to celebrate here are some films that are also turning 10! No Country for Old Men 10 years later — I’m still seeing Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in my nightmares. Directed by the Cohen brothers, this neo-Western cat-and-mouse drama features cross-border gang violence, Woody Harrelson, and …

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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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Movie Review: Titanic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have come across the viral ‘water’ snapchat filter on Facebook, featuring a famous scene from the 1997 movie Titanic. What scene? You know exactly what scene – the one where Rose repetitively calls Jack’s name to tell him about the boat, without knowing he …

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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Interview: David Stratton

Interview: David Stratton

“Maintain that passion as long as you can” Blitz sat down and spoke to the incomparable critic David Stratton, about his work and the new documentary based on his life. WATCH our interview with Stratton, below. The documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, reflects on the journey of the famous …

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Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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Movie Review: Trainspotting 2 (Spoiler Free)

Movie Review: Trainspoting 2

Let’s be honest, there are too many sequels, remakes and others of the sort out there. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it. Your thoughts on Trainspotting 2, will greatly depend on what you’re looking to get out of a sequel. If you loved Trainspotting and wanted the sequel …

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Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide

Winning best picture at the Oscar’s is a pretty big deal!  So many pictures are nominated for that prestigious gold statuette, but whether or not the nominations are actually good, is debatable. Blitz presents the Oscar’s 2017: Best Picture Guide, to help you shave a few seconds off deliberation time, when …

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WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

WATCH: Blitz @ Tropfest

Blitz braved the 45 degree heat to cover the Black Carpet at Tropfest 25. We chatted to Sam Neill (Actor – Jurassic Park), Will Gluck (Director – Easy A), Bruna  Papandrea (Producer – Gone Girl), John Polson (Tropfest Creative Founder) and more! Tropfest, one of Australia’s most iconic events, has been …

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Why Can’t Australia Do Comedy Panel Shows?

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Australia is pretty good at making its own stuff, and its just as good if not better at making its own versions of stuff from overseas. Game shows and reality TV especially. We’ve got The Chase, Masterchef, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and much, much, more. If it comes from the US or …

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13 Things to Watch this Spooktober!

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It’s the scariest time of the year, and I’m not just talking about the final assessments and exams. It’s also nearly Halloween! Because it’s the spookiest number, here are 13 things to terrify, startle, and unnerve you this Spooktober. 1. Halloween (1978) Where better to start than with John Carpenter’s classic? Though …

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Throwback: Shows on NETFLIX You Probably Missed – ft. Horny 70s Teenagers, Cowboys in Space and An Island

Netflix hosts thousands of shows that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. That 70s Show – A timeless comedy of teenage misfits Firefly – A western cowboy series … In space Remember when Joss Whedon wasn’t the guy who directed ‘The Avengers’? …

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Review: Hacksaw Ridge (Spoiler Free)

Hacksaw Ridge is the latest film starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Teresa Palmer. Oh, and it’s also directed by Mel Gibson. To say this film is star studded would be an understatement. But unfortunately, the film does not live up to the performance of the …

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Review: The Neon Demon (Movie)

Since his enthralling 2011 breakthrough Hollywood hit Drive, unrepentant art-house auteur Nicholas Winding Refn has polarised fans and critics with his eclectic back-catalogue of films and the critically denigrated but undeniably gorgeous Only God Forgives in 2013. He returns with The Neon Demon, a sumptuous and ultra-colourful exploration of the …

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Princess Mononoke: What Can We Learn?

The semester has reached full-blown intensity. Assignments are due almost every week for me. In this busy period I find myself procrastinating and seeking some stress relief through watching films from my childhood. There is something comforting about childhood films, probably because they are associated with a time when I …

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