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Film review: Another Earth (2011)

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What if one day another planet appeared in the sky? How would you feel and what would you do? In 2011, two films were released that tackled the issue of the Earth coming face to face with another planet: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Mike … Read More

Film Review: Melancholia (2011)

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Kirstin Dunst in a still from Melancholia

In 2011 I was invited by ABC Local Radio to provide a web review of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011) when it was screened as part of the 2011 Canberra International Film Festival. I’ve reposted it here as a backdrop to my review of Another Earth … Read More

Matango – Fungus of Terror

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When Matango was released in Japanese cinemas in 1963, the Atomic Age seemed to offer so much promise for a booming post-war Japan. However, it was also a paradox because the nation was still coming to grips with the science and technologies that caused so much devastation and loss less … Read More