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Metro #187

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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 187 (SUMMER 2016) CONTENTS

    Australian and New Zealand Cinema
    'What Lies Beneath: Death and Masculinity in Grant Scicluna's Downriver' – Laurence Barber
    'You Reap What You Sew: Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker' – Stephanie Van Schilt
    'Cinematic Sleight of Hand: Lawrence Leung and John Luc on Sucker' – Elizabeth Flux
    'Out of the Past: Monsters, American Denialism and The Gift' – Dave Hoskin
    'The Wrong Bum Notes: Sense and Surrealism in Elixir' – Cavan Gallagher
    'The Challenge of Life: Paul Cox's Force of Destiny' – Rose Lucas

    Australia on the Small Screen
    'Down the Laneways: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Melbourne History' – Alexandra Neill
    'The Virtual City in The Doctor Blake Mysteries' – Lesley Speed
    'Clicking with Audiences: Web Series and Diverse Representations' – Jessica Alice

    Focus on Asia and the Middle East
    'Die by the Sword: Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin' – Anthony Carew
    'Cinema of Dissent: Taxi, Tales and the Troubles of Modern Iran' – Sarah Ward
    'War-torn Women: Villa Touma and the Plight of Palestine' – David Crewe
    'Journeying Westward: Jia Zhang-Ke's Mountains May Depart' – James Robert Douglas
    'The Art of Subversion: Luo Li's Li Wen at East Lake' – Jasper Button

    Documentary
    'Culture, Interrupted: Molly Reynolds' Another Country' – Fiona Trigg
    'Beautiful Women and No Mirrors: Gillian Armstrong's Women He's Undressed' – Mel Campbell
    'Exposing the Enigma: Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Maree Milburn's Ecco Homo' – Glenn Dunks
    'Reframing Refugees: Steve Thomas' Freedom Stories' – Jasmine Crittenden

    Industry Perspectives
    'Queer Controversy: Roger Ward and Sean Myers on The Set' – Oliver Pfeiffer

    The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection
    'Wrong Side of the Road' – Keith Beattie

    Regular Features
    'Book Review: The Films of John Hughes by John Cumming' – Paul Davies
    'Book Review: Australian Comedy Films of the 1930s by Lesley Speed' – Marilyn Tofler
    'Scope: Screen Industry Views' – Lauren Carroll Harris, Glenn Dunks, Tara Judah and Liz Giuffre

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