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How Indigenous Films Could Be More Universal

In my last essay I explained how Australian feature stories lack universality. Today I will focus on the one sub-category where I see this lack at its most blatant:  In the case of films that depict indigenous characters and culture. by Steven Fernandez For the purposes of this essay, I will define an “indigenous film” as one that has indigenous …

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Mini-Review – Holy Motors

Holy Motors Mercifully Short Review by Jonathan Empson A short guy  with a medium-sized penis (you can judge for yourself) drives around Paris in a limo for a series of ‘appointments’ playing various roles – banker, street beggar, motion-capture artist, irritable father, thug. Perpetrator, victim. It’s like a feature-length series of performance-art pieces, which would normally shit me completely. Performance …