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Classic Film Re-watch - Shakespeare In Love

I picked this film to show to my family for our weekly classic movie re-watch, because it is a movie that is a lot of fun, romantic and very difficult to get right. Click here to see if it holds up.


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Classic Film Re-watch - Heathers

A 20 year age gap separates us in the family re-watch of a classic movie. So some of the movies are new to the younger members and some are in the zeitgeist. One of the movies we watched is still very much present. Heathers (1988). Click here to see what we thought.


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Crime Books Read Over the Australian Summer

The Crime and Mystery Book Club from the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Library read many novels over the summer holidays. Click here for the list of the ones that were crime and mystery books.


My Little China Girl - Top of The Lake 2

Jane Campion said at the Sydney premiere of Top of the Lake China Girl that keeping the title Top of the Lake was mainly for branding purposes, however she did not know why, but the subtitle China Girl just clicked for her. Although the body of the Asian woman who washes up in a suitcase on Bondi Beach, Sydney, is that of a Thai woman, she wanted the play on words regarding the fragility of an actual porcelain China doll. I suspect she also wanted to dig into the racism, sexism and the impact of colonialism on the perception of Asian women in western popular culture. But I may be putting words into her mouth. However, after watching the whole of the mini-series, I am not so sure that I am wrong. Click here to read more.