Metro Magazine Issue 215


  • Metro  is Australia’s premier film and media quarterly. It is independent, outspoken and passionate about film, TV and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. First published in 1964,  Metro  provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the region’s screen industries, and features writing by some of our foremost academics, critics and industry members. Also featuring reviews of the latest local titles as well as interviews with prominent filmmakers,  Metro  has something for everyone – from the avid film fan to the seasoned theorist. Combining a wide range of topics and disciplines,  Metro  offers a unique blend of in-depth scholarship and popular writing, capturing key trends and developments in screen culture. A partially refereed magazine,  Metro  keeps alive the tradition of the essay, immersing readers in thought-provoking articles that are at once analytical and accessible. 


    Regular Features 

    ‘Scope: Screen Industry Views’ – Jasmine Crittenden, Cameron Williams, CJ Johnson and Liz Giuffre 

    Australian and  New Zealand Cinema 

    The Myth of the Ocean, the Reality of Water: Robert Connolly and Radha Mitchell on Blueback’ – Travis Johnson 
    No Turning Back: Temporality, Displacement and Desire in Goran Stolevski’s Of an Age’ – Adolfo Aranjuez 
    Mirror Image: Thomas M Wright on The Stranger’ – Anthony Carew 
    Haunting Portraits: Intimacy and Identity in Alena Lodkina’s Petrol’ – Danica van de Velde 
    “What a Way to Make a Living”: Commodified Identity in Gracie Otto’s Seriously Red’ – Mel Campbell 
    Suburban Fragments: Community and Bricolage in Tim Barretto’s Bassendream’– Kenta McGrath 
    On the Same Wavelength: Connection Through Radio in Platon TheodorisThe Lonely Spirits Variety Hour’ – Annika Morling 
    Laughing on the Inside: Frank Lotito’s Wog Boys Forever and Multicultural Comedy’ – Andrew F Peirce 
    Marching Through Time: Māori History, Biographical Filmmaking and Whina’ – Rebecca Weeks 


    For the Record: Commemorating the Co-ops in John Hughes and Tom Zubrycki’s Senses of Cinema’  –Jake Wilson 
    “Enter My House Justified”: Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Man on Earth and Assisted Suicide on Screen’  –Adrian Martin 
    Unfolding Disaster: Reliving Black Summer in Eddie Martin’s Fire Front – Glenn Dunks 
    Creation, Care and Country: Penelope McDonald on Audrey Napanangka – Jasmine Crittenden 
    First Person Plural: Art and Provocation in Larissa Behrendt’s You Can Go Now – Thomas Redwood 

    Focus on Asia and the Middle East 

    Open Investigations: Love and Obsession in Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave’  – Anthony Carew 
    Interrupted Youth: Forced Marriage in Hà Lệ Diễm’s Children of the Mist’  –Laurence Barber 

    Screen Education 

    Stoking the Fire: The Rousing Fictions of RRR’ – Steven Aoun 
    Animating History: The Holocaust and Its Echoes in Where Is Anne Frank’ – Susan Bye 
    Cinema Science: Hitting New Speeds in Top Gun: Maverick’ – Dave Crewe 

    Critical Views 

    In Hot Pursuit: The Spirit of Alfred Hitchcock in Roadgames’ – Neil Sinyard 

    The NFSA Restores  Collection 

    Australia Daze’ – Gabrielle O’Brien 

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