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The Great Gatsby and All That Bazz

Nick Carraway found Jay Gatsby admirable, but he was starting from a low base. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money … and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

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Eye Spy: visual art round up

The Colin Laverty collection auction; catch Jeffrey Smart; Fred Williams in bloom; Cloud Atlas enjoyed.

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Screwed-ball comedy: Silver Linings Playbook

Like it: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper burn a fuse together.

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Revenge movies Tarantino should make (and why I won’t be seeing ‘Django Unchained’)

Of: Tarantino’s righteous violence … The use of the N-word: reggiN, reggiN, reggiN! So there! … And why, in a revenge fantasy, villains never suffer realistically.

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Matrix Sister: Post-Bro Wachowski’s revelatory speech

The video: Lana Wachowski’s funny, tender, moving speech on her transgender journey. November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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“Hail”: not your usual visionary cinematic masterpiece

“Hail”: visionary cinema in an Australian accent; and about “Argo”

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A cat in Japan, a volcano in Iceland, the power of art

The first time I saw Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil, or Sunless, I nearly threw up. Marker passed away on his 91st birthday on 29 July 2012. “His death was announced by the French Culture Ministry.” (Imagine: “The death of artist Adam Cullen was announced by the Australian Ministry of Culture.”) Is it …? … yes, [...]

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The Cabin in the Woods: metafilm tropefest brilliance

Forget Tropfest, see tropefest. Cabin in the Woods, a compendium of horror cliches, is showing in just one cinema in each city — it’s a film for people interested in film, which is as elitist any discrete group of art aficionados. So, you know who you are — enagaged and too clever by 50%. Above: [...]

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Prometheus: not-so-great Scott (plus, the Voice)

There will be those who go into the highly buzzed Prometheus, prequel to Alien, and come out well satisfied with a pretty good scifi flick (sub-genre: spaceships and aliens) with excellent special effects, a sinister, witty turn by Michael Fassbender as a robot and some sensational horror sequences. Above: the ingenious and amusing promo clip [...]

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Watching “The Clock”: If it’s 3:44pm it must be Orson Welles

Put this in your e-diary now: Anyone in Sydney this Thursday has one last chance to watch The Clock for 24 uninterrupted hours (or any part of)  from 10 am Thursday to 10 am Friday, before the run closes for good this Sunday. The week before when I was up in Sydney for a few [...]

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