Yesterday film review: Life without The Beatles

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Richard Curtis can no doubt add Yesterday to his impressive list of screenplays that have touched a huge nerve with audiences. No matter how irritating some might find the saccharine sentimentality of Love, Actually or the upper-class indulgences in Four Weddings and a Funeral, the movies are watched over and over, year in, year out. In Yesterday, (co-credited

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Film review: The Reports on Sarah & Saleem tracks the fallout of an affair in a divided Jerusalem

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Palestinian director Muayad Alayan’s stressful second feature, The Reports on Sarah & Saleem, establishes its central conceit instantly. The film opens on a man counting money and doing paperwork at his small kitchen table. Before we know it there’s a forceful knock at the door and he’s being violently arrested by Israeli security forces. We

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Labor’s boost to the arts is welcome but our political climate does not take culture seriously

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 Jo Caust is Associate Professor and Principal Fellow (Hon), University of Melbourne Labor launched its arts policy in Melbourne on Saturday. The new policy document is called “Renewing Creative Australia”, paying homage to Labor’s two previous cultural policy documents; “Creative Nation” in 1994 and “Creative Australia” in 2013. The policy includes a commitment to restore funding

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