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Best Picture #73: Gladiator

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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True History of the Kelly Gang

Boy No other figure in history captures Australia’s obsession with the outlaw hero persona as perfectly as Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly – the 19th century bushranger whose final uttered words find themselves inscribed in the flesh of more than a handful across this land: “Such is life.” His life and death have indeed indelibly marked the…

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Jay Roach’s Bombshell, having had little in the way of preceding fanfare, dropped onto our collective radars with the unveiling of its memorable teaser trailer back in August. Memorable because it said so much with so little – even if one didn’t recognize Charlize Theron’s Megyn Kelly, or Nicole Kidman’s Gretchen Carlson, or had any…

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