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Review: UNA

Review: UNA

Unsettling, is the word that comes to mind. The film drips with it: the austere silences, isolating cinematography, ambient swells cut against impatient mechanical rhythms. Director Benedict Andrews is not aiming for subtlety here – but he toes a dangerous line between artistic and overkill. Rooney Mara’s near-bipolar unpredictability – …

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Review: Baywatch

Review: Baywatch

The name Baywatch might evoke a lot of memories of the iconic lifesavers, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, running in slow motion through the beach. And although that level of hotness sounds hard to match, the upcoming Baywatch remake does justice to its eye-candy ancestors. A movie about life savers …

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EMO the Musical

Jordan Hare and Neil Triffett on EMO the Musical

‘EMO the Musical’… wait, what? A satirical, comedy, musical, feature based on a short film by the same title, Neil Triffett’s ‘EMO the Musical’ certainly is of an unconventional nature. The Australian film stars a talented young cast, including Benson Jack Anthony of 800 Words as Ethan, and Jordan Hare …

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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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Movie Review: The Beatles 8 Days A Week, The Touring Years

Movie Review: The Beatles 8 Days a Week, The Touring Years.

Ah, the Beatles. One of the most historically iconic bands and a pop culture phenomenon of the 60’s. Ron Howards new documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring years,” takes us through the excitement of the Beatle’s journeys. From the mop tops to screaming girls, as well as …

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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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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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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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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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Review: Hell or High Water (Spoiler-Free)

Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster has come out of nowhere and has easily become one of my favourite films of the year. Chris Pine gives a performance far from his usual pseudo-action roles and plays the smart, withdrawn Toby phenomenally. It’s the subtlety …

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Why Should You Watch: Luke Cage ?

Number 1: The Killer 80’s Vibe The show isn’t set in the 80’s, if that’s something you may find off putting. But what it does have is a vibe like so many 80’s shows. The series is cheesy, corny, funky and got the perfect amount of action to keep you …

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Throwback: Great Movies You Missed – Ft. Aspiring Writers, Rappers and the African-American Struggle

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. Disclaimer: please forgive the …

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5 YouTube Channels for Film Lovers

Do you love film, but feel like you’re not wasting enough time on the internet? Then here (in no particular order) are some great YouTube channels to check out! 5. Uptomyknees This channel is run by somewhat controversial Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis (son of director John Landis). Quick warning, there are a fair …

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Why Should You Watch: Atlanta ?

Number 1: It Get’s Way too Real If you have ever seen any comedies like Love, Flaked or BoJack Horseman you would start seeing a trend in the new, more popular comedy shows. They are all horribly depressing. Atlanta isn’t any different. It can be funny, but most of the time …

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Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux has effortlessly jumped from small screen to big screen with his latest documentary on Scientology. After continued attempts to work with the Church, to make a documentary from the inside, Louis goes a different route. He casts actors to play David Miscavige, Scientology’s current leader, and other members …

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