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Metro #185

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    Metro is Australia's premier film and media quarterly. It is independent, outspoken and passionate about film, TV and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. First published in 1968, Metro provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the region's screen industries, and features writing by some of our foremost academics, critics and industry members. Also featuring reviews of the latest local titles as well as interviews with prominent filmmakers, Metro has something for everyone – from the avid film fan to the seasoned theorist.

    Combining a wide range of topics and disciplines, Metro offers a unique blend of in-depth scholarship and popular writing, capturing key trends and developments in screen culture. A partially refereed magazine, Metro keeps alive the tradition of the essay, immersing readers in thought-provoking articles that are at once analytical and accessible.

    ISSUE 185 (WINTER 2015) CONTENTS

    Australian and New Zealand Cinema
    'In the Name of the Father: Indoctrination and Revolt in Ariel Kleiman's Partisan' – Adam Briggs
    'Blinded by Belief: Nick Matthews' One Eyed Girl' – Briony Kidd
    'Playing Dead: Comedy, Politics and Games in Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead' – Dave Hoskin
    'The Wild Hunt of Adolescence: Pleasure, Pain and Role Models in My Mistress' – Tara Judah
    'Action in Motion: Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands' – Sarah Ward

    Australia on the Small Screen
    'Laughing with Us: Black Comedy and Aboriginal Humour' – Alexandra Neill
    'Battling with Stereotypes: Maximum Choppage and Asian Representation' – Elizabeth Flux
    'Beyond Anzacs and Larrikins: Alternative Narratives on Factual Television' – Liz Giuffre
    'Playing Dirty: Party Tricks and Political Drama' – David Crewe

    Focus on Asia and the Middle East
    'The Sound of Silence: Culture and Culpability in Nima Javidi's Melbourne' – Laurence Barber
    'Reeling in the Beast: The Anti-Russian, Russian Leviathan' – Greg Dolgopolov
    'Taking the Low Road: Drugs and Destitution in Midi Z's Ice Poison' – Rebekah Brammer
    'Breaking the Chain: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz's Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem' – Eli Glasman
    'Return of the Repressed: Zhang Yimou's Coming Home' – Anthony Carew
    'Changing of the Seasons: Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' – Paul Jackson

    Documentary
    'The Pixelated Frontline: Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait' – Jesse Thompson
    'Overcoming the Border: David Fedele's The Land Between' – Jasmine Crittenden
    'Sweet Surrender: Damon Gameau's That Sugar Film' – Chloe Brien
    'Remembering Rod Taylor: The Trailblazer of Aussie Masculinity on Screen' – Oliver Pfeiffer

    Critical Views
    'Homeward Bound: Michael Blakemore's Australian Films' – Brian McFarlane

    The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection
    'Crocodile Dundee' – Jeanette Hoorn

    Regular Features
    'Scope: Screen Industry Views' – Tara Judah, Lauren Carroll Harris, Daniel Golding, Liz Giuffre and Siv Parker

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