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The Search For Feminism in Male Film Favourites: Interstellar

Emma Xerri returns with her column this month where she dissects the representation of the female characters in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’. The characters here fair a lot better than in her previous two analyses which looked at ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.

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The Multiverse and Motherhood: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Review

I never expected to cry over a movie that included an alternate universe where people have sausages instead of fingers, Harry Shum Jr. is controlled by a raccoon (Ratatouille style), and the fate of the world rests on an “everything bagel”. But I did, and it happened to be one of the best movies I’ve seen in the past few years. 

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Jane Campion Has Won Best Director—Why Is She Only the Third Woman To Do So?

Jane Campion had already added another page into the bible of cinema; now bagging the Best Director prize for her meticulous work on The Power of the Dog (2021). This welcome addition in the Academy’s history has frankly been a long time coming, with Campion being only the third woman to do so. Wildes Lawler explores why this is so.

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Fantastic Beasts 3: More Filler than Filling

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and their allies in stopping the schemes of Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) who plans to seize control of the wizarding world. The few fantastic beasts that barely earned this film its title were more and more awkwardly shuffled around the human-focused narrative.

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‘The Batman’ Review

Starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ successfully crafts a unique experience that stands out in the long line-up of other Batman and superhero films; a true love letter to the classic superhero, Gotham City and its inhabitants.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2: A Spirited Sequel to Satisfy Your Silly Side 

Infamous for the altogether uncanny early animation that sparked a wave of viral memes and outcries for redesigns, the translation of Sonic the Hedgehog to the silver screen was a journey of trial and error. Heralded by much more peaceful and pleasant press than its predecessor, the second film of the series marks the filmmakers finding their stride.

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‘Last Night In Soho’ Review: Neon lights, Petula Clark records and hysteric nostalgia

Painful realities and the supernatural meld together in Last Night in Soho, a psychological thriller with elements of horror which follows an aspiring fashion designer who has the ability to slip into neon-lit ‘60s London. Her idyllic impression of the era and its glamour quickly cracks and splinters into something sinister, as Edgar Wright proves that not all that’s gold always glitters.

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Review: ‘Studio 666’

In making ‘Studio 666’, the Foo Fighters (and their collaborators) truly succeeded in being true to their comedic and creative sensibilities. It’s a mean feat which pays off in an entertaining gore-fest that certainly won’t disappoint if you too share that same adoration for rock and horror-schlock.

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#JustGotHitched…ToSomeRando?: Love, Laughs and Leaps of Faith in ‘Marry Me’

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to brush off that cynicism clinging to your shoulders and embrace the pastel pink, cotton candy sappiness of a good old rom-com. That’s right, tis the season of Hollywood gifting you outlandish tales of hopeless romantics finding “The One”.

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Halloween Movie Marathon

Halloween in Australia divides the nation. You’re either completely indifferent about the holiday or from the start of October your house is decorated with an assortment of pumpkins and cobwebs—there’s no in-between. Whether you trick-or-treat every October 31st or don’t even realise it’s Halloween, there is one thing everyone loves: a movie marathon. Get out your notepad and start messaging the group chats because here’s a list of Fodder writers’ MUST haves at any Halloween movie marathon.

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A review of Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’: How I confused social critique for misogyny in ‘White Woman’s Instagram’

He empathises with the need to portray a perfect life online and suggests that although these women are mocked for posting such idyllic and seemingly unimportant things, they are simultaneously discouraged from breaking the public’s assumption that their life is perfect and displaying vulnerability. 

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ENOLA HOLMES: Energetic and Headstrong Enola Steps Out from Sherlock’s Shadow

It’s now time for a new member of the Holmes family to take centre stage. Netflix’s Enola Holmes might not be on par with some of the great mysteries such as Murder on the Orient Express, but it does provide an insightful glance into women’s roles during the Victorian period through an observant and outspoken protagonist.

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Experience of a (Cinematic) Lifetime

It’s fun to regard films as a detached version of “experiencing a lifetime”, to view them as little lives we can watch over with a comfortable God-like mentality. We can even watch them and associate them with ‘eras’ of our own lives. And while we fill our lives with these fictional ‘lifetimes’, it’s simultaneously tempting to believe our own lifetime will be like the lifetimes we’re watching.

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The Actor Paradox

Isn’t it interesting that actors aren’t actors in the world of the films they act in? The characters of these films must watch something in their spare time, and it can’t be the same stuff we watch (with them in it!). If only we could enter the universe of any film and watch the subsequent films that only exist in that film’s universe, and then we could go inside the cinematic universes of those films. A babushka doll of cinematic universes that never ends.