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Trump and Showering Golden

November, 2016. I took two weeks of annual leave to go to the U.S. and see in a female president. Like so many “sure things”, alas, it wasn’t to be. The morning after, I went into a cafe to order a banana…

2016: The Year in Film

From the very best to the oh-so egregiously worst, here is my ranking of the 58 new releases I saw this year. This list only includes movies I saw in Australian (or U.S.) cinemas in the 2016 calendar year…

A Very Aussie Christmas?

I’m not patriotic. In fact, the whole idea makes me bristle (yes, yes, a conversation topic for another time). In the context of Christmas however, I do recognise the need for pop culture that offers…

75 Christmas Films Worth Watching

January this year, my best friend was pottering around my apartment, readying for work. “So what’s on for today?” he asked me. I rolled my eyes. “What is it that you think I do all day?” I asked. He gestured…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 15

Welcome to the final five of my Christmas Film Recommendations. Today we make our way through the Christmas film staples of strippers, burglars, dogs and orphans. 71. Powder Blue (2009) Powder Blue is…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 14

From Christmastime sex and drugs to a festive Groundhog Day: welcome to the penultimate post in my holiday film recommendations list. 66. Trading Christmas (2011) I mentioned The Holiday (2006) in Part…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 13

Welcome to the final week of festive favourites. Today’s list features the highly festive subjects of children with cancer and homicidal Santas. 61. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) A Puerto Rican family…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 12

From a Lampington’s disease diagnosis to a Christmastime truce, welcome to Part 12 of my Christmas film suggestions. 56. A Perfect Day (2006) Rob Lowe becomes a successful novelist and in the process allows…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 11

From Nick Drake to Jane Fonda, erectile dysfunction to small town shenanigans, welcome to Part 11 of my Christmas film recommendations list. 51. Serendipity (2001) A gorgeous romance that starts and ends…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 10

A time-travellin’ nurse, a suicidal bank manager and one helluva dodgy Christmas historian: welcome to Part 10 of my Christmas film recommendations. 46. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Christmas doesn’t actually…