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Molly’s Game film review: Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut a snappy poker tale about the American dream

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His Girl Friday, one of the great comedies of the 1940s, is remembered less for what it says, than how it says it. Australian director Bert Deling, who helmed the grungry 1975 classic Pure Shit, showed his cast the film to encourage them to speak faster and remove gaps between sentences. Streams of frantically paced

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Playwright Simon Stephens on maths, music and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

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Musicals, News & Commentary, Screen, Stage, Theatre |

Last week, Simon Stephens, 46, was on Melbourne public radio station, Triple R chatting about music and his ‘90s youth spent Dj-ing and in the Scottish art-punk band, Country Teasers. (The band’s albums include Satan Is Real Again, or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts and Destroy All Human Life). The program also took time to include

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All hail The Crown (and The Queen)

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Our collective obsession with watching members of the British royal family in dramatic form spans centuries and every age. Since the time of Queen Elizabeth I, when history plays held significant sway over the London stage, audiences have been drawn to the lives of those at the top of the social structure, played out for the

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The Post film review: history rewritten for Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks to grandstand

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Daniel Ellsberg, the heroic whistleblower once famously described as ‘the most dangerous man in America’, is shoehorned into a couple of brief moments in Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post. Distracted by other things, such as recalibrating history to suit the presence of his marquee actors – Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks – the director

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