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Throwback: Three Amazing Films You’ve Probably Missed

With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with blockbusters. With so much to see and so much noise, I don’t blame you for needing some down time. Some of the …

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Interview: Madeleine Mallis – Hair

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? That was one of the many questions I was left with after watching UNSW student-produced short film Hair written and directed by Madeleine Mallis. Hair, will challenge your conceptions of body-image like no Pantene or Ashley and Martin commercial …

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Interview: Josef Arbiv and Jo Losurdo – Signature Tune

There are a great number films that make us question reality and force us to consider whether we are really awake. The Matrix, Groundhog Day, and Inception to name a few. You can now add UNSW student-produced film Signature Tune to the list. I sat down with writer/director Josef Arbiv …

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Interview: Ed Christie and Laura Jago – Trove

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, the guy who thought it would be a good idea to change the recipe of Arnott’s Shapes – It’s not clear who is responsible. The World has fallen and human civilization is but a shadow of its former self. Writer, Director and UNSW student Ed …

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Exam Watch: The Best TV Episodes for Procrastination

  The pointy end of the semester is upon us and with it come big assessments and those smaller assessments you have to do with everyone else in the span of two hours – some call them exams.So, here are some of my favourite procrastination moments in TV history. Seinfeld …

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Two Lessons I’ve Learnt from The Office

Exams are looming, empty word documents are open on your computer screen and you’ve accidentally gone over the allocated break on your pomodoro timer. What better inspiration to motivate yourself than looking back on the lessons to be learnt on The Office. They might not help you through any of …

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Adult Swim is Underrated

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Adult Swim has been around for almost 15 years, known for showing bizarre things from 8pm-6am on Cartoon Network. I’m sure that much like me, you have always enjoyed shows and shorts from Adult Swim, but hadn’t given the channel much deep thought. However, I recently delved into madness and brilliance when I …

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Why Should You Watch: Wayward Pines ?

Number 1: It Constantly Keeps You Guessing Wayward Pines is very different in it’s plot. It’s rare to have a show that is completely unpredictable. Even shows that used to keep us on our toes have become a bit easy to guess what happens, sorry Game of Thrones, but it’s …

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To Avoid: Guilty Pleasure TV Shows ;)

It’s exam season and for me time is ripe to binge watch random TV shows or films in a desperate attempt to escape studying. This week I bring you a variety of my guilty pleasure shows. It’s all well and good to analyse the dark themes of Mad Men, to …

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Review: Hunt For the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi is a weird guy and an even weirder director. From ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ to ‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople,’ Waititi has proven that he can make almost anything work. Even if it is a film about vampire roommates or a troubled child trying to avoid juvenile …

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An Oldie But A Goodie: Troll 2

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Troll 2 (1990) is my recommendation for this week, and although it isn’t very old, it is very good. Also it’s very bad. In fact it is one of the most infamous funny-bad B-movies in recent history. Everything in and surrounding this movie is completely baffling. Right off the bat, it isn’t even a …

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Why Should You Watch: Peaky Blinders ?

Number 1: Red Right Hand is the Intro Song Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with Red Right Hand, my advice is to familiarize yourself with it. It’s bloody good. Nothing sets the atmosphere of a show better than hearing Nick Cave, yes THE Nick Cave, singing of the …

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Review: UnREAL (TV Show)

Reality TV has crazy characters and unparalleled drama, it’s genre that can only be described as a rollercoaster ridden by regular people doing extreme things. What we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes and that’s where UnREAL comes in. What unfolds behind the camera turns out to …

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Dear Don: A Love Letter To Mad Men

This week I write a love letter to one of my favourite TV shows of all time: Mad Men. Visually aesthetic, thematically complex and dramatically written, Mad Men is undoubtedly one of the most interesting series I have ever watched. On the surface it seems like Mad Men is full …

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Interview: Vera Blue (Blitz Radio)

Michelle had a chat with Vera Blue about her upcoming tour, her writing process and her luscious hair.. What’s it been like supporting Matt Corby? It’s been incredible, a bit of a dream, when I was on stage I felt like I had to pinch myself.  It’s been amazing, hanging …

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Review: London Has Fallen (Film)

The premise of London Has Fallen is that the British prime minister has ‘mysteriously’ died and his funeral is a must-attend event for all world leaders including American President, Asher, and his sidekick, Secret Service Agent, Banning. A potentially talented cast (Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman) is trapped …

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10 Shows to Binge When You Don’t Want to Study

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There are times when study just doesn’t happen. Maybe you’ve been at the library for 6 hours writing notes, or you don’t have the motivation because it isn’t close enough to the day to start panic-studying. At these times you need something to distract you from uni stress, so here’s …

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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

During the dark, dark period of mid-semester assessments, one golden light shines through: Season Two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Just released on Netflix, Kimmy Schmidt Season Two continues the story of Kimmy, the perkiest kidnapping victim ever to grace your computer screens. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the …

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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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Review: Archer

As per the standard university student who is very skilled in procrastination and last minute cram sessions, I spent a good chunk of my mid-semester break immersed in the anachronistic goodness that is Archer. I write to you, fellow students, from the inescapable black hole of time called ‘Netflix Has …

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Review: David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experience

Step aside 3-D, move out of the way motion controllers, 4-D get out of the swimming pool, Curved Screens, who invited you? Virtual Reality is here now. The Australian Museum is currently holding a virtual reality experience from the 8th of April to the 5th of May, and it’s pretty cool. …

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Why Should You Watch: The People v. O.J ?

Number 1: David Schwimmer is a Kardashian Now, I’ll admit I’m not the biggest of Kardashian fans, but i’ll wager a few readers are, so they might find this interesting.  Yes, our very own Ross from the hit show Friends, plays the patriarch of the Kardashian family and O.J Simpsons …

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Review: Deadpool

If you are looking for a witty, action packed superhero movie featuring a sympathetic anti-hero and sweet love story, then the 108 minutes of Deadpool will be sure to do the job. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, the wisecracking anti-hero of the latest film in the X-men …

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane, despite being its “spiritual successor”, is very different to the 2008 film Cloverfield. In this pseudo-sequel we follow Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who wakes up in a bunker after a car accident and is told by her apparent savior Howard (John Goodman), that she cannot leave due to an attack …

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