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Amour: a film review

Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke’s Amour has a very late release here. When it arrives however, it does so with quite a reputation after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year and having built as strong an Oscar campaign as a foreign film ever has. The plot to Amour is brutally and deceptively simple –…

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In praise of community

Community. The word always used to trigger a vaguely nauseated feeling in me. Having grown up on an insular peninsula north of the bridge, this suburban c-bomb of a word only brought to mind the parochial pride of over functioning P&C parents, or holier-than-thou Sunday mass attendees. That was, of course, until I found community…

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Review: On The Road

Walter Salles’ adaptation of the Beat Generation classic didn’t outshine the book…even if this reviewer hasn’t read it.