Category Archives: Films and TV

PATRICIA EDGAR. The ABC, Facebook and the Meaning of Trust

Cross-posted from John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations. Trust is an interesting concept. It takes time to develop trust which results from a broad experience of something (or someone) which demonstrates consistent, reliable behaviour with integrity, ability, and surety; it involves … Continue reading

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PATRICIA EDGAR. The Circus that has been Government Policy on the ABC for Forty Years

Cross-posted from John Menadue’s Pearls and Irritations. The ABC has been an extraordinarily resilient organisation. It has withstood management and Board upheavals, survived remorseless budget cuts and harassment. But the current attacks on staff and on its role are as … Continue reading

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Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles (Deutschland films that is)

Beginning tomorrow. Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks The Silent Revolution (Opening Night) It’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, high school students Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back at in … Continue reading

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Spanish Film Festival

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks Kiki, Love to Love (Opening Night) Through five stories, the movie addresses sex and love. Paco and Ana are a married couple looking for reactivate the passion of their sexual relations. Jose … Continue reading

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The French Film Festival: 2018

Festival Website | Films | Schedule Top Picks C’est La Vie! (Opening Night) Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck … Continue reading

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Stars falling from the skies*

*cross-posted from Screen Hub. The #MeToo sexual harassment tsunami generated by the unmasking of American screen industry heavyweights Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey has hit Australian shores with a vengeance.  As an old Monty Python sketch observed: ‘Nobody expects the … Continue reading

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