The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil

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I'm a Best Actress enthusiast.

No, I’m a Best Actress obsessive. I've seen every film that has won an Academy Award for Best Actress and every film that has ever received a Best Actress nomination. That’s 88 winners and around 400 nominees (the category had a fluctuating number in the earlier years and there’s the occasional double nominee floated throughout the category). These are not just the actions...

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Six hours in a theatre. Six hours in a darkened theatre on a stunning Saturday afternoon during peak beach hours. Six hours watching five grown adults wearing banana suits enacting a fake break-up. On Valentine’s Day.

I sat for all six of those hours. I watched every bit of the Break Up (We Need to Talk). I didn’t leave once. I could have – I was allowed to come and go as I please, hell, I didn’t even...

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The last ten minutes or so of Damian Chevelle’s Whiplash are absolutely exhilarating, a beat-for-beat syncopation of sound and vision as a student finally gets his mentor to utter two simple words of approval. They’re also thoroughly, exquisitely awful to endure. Plenty of coming-of-age films tend to end on some giant emotional catharsis (Dead Poets Society) or a fumbled moment of reflection (Boyhood...

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The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
Theatre
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
Film
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil
The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
Read Time: 13 mins
Sam Brooks on how the Best Actress award still puts...
Film
The Archetype of the Best Actress and the Problem with Hollywood
By Sam Brooks
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
Read Time: 4 mins
Hamish Parkinson reviews Binge Culture's Break Up (...
Theatre
Review: Break Up (We Need To Talk)
By Hamish Parkinson
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil
Read Time: 9 mins
Joe Nunweek on Whiplash's cinema of unease
Film
Oscar Week: Apt Pupil
By Joe Nunweek
Review: Risk & Win
Read Time: 4 mins
Jose Barbosa on Theatre of Love's new interactive...
Theatre
Review: Risk & Win
By Jose Barbosa
Oscar Week: Trojan Brioche
Read Time: 7 mins
Janet McAllister on Grand Budapest Hotel and how it...
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Oscar Week: Trojan Brioche
By Janet McAllister
Between the Lines: I Don't Mind
Read Time: 6 mins
Quail State songwriter Jono Aidney takes us through...
Music
Between the Lines: I Don't Mind
By Jono Aidney
Cosplay: Craft and Consent
Read Time: 8 mins
On craft and consent in cosplay
Society
Cosplay: Craft and Consent
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Girl on a Corner
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Sam Brooks reviews Girl on a Corner by Victor Rodger...
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Review: Girl on a Corner
By Sam Brooks
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