June–July 2018, issue no. 402

The 2018 ABR Film Survey
To celebrate ABR’s June–July Film and Television issue, we invited a number of writers, film critics, and film professionals to nominate their favourite film. (free)
'The Drama of it'
James McNamara on television comedy's new aesthetic. (free)
The Update - June 5, 2018
News, reviews, and giveaways from ABR Arts
Witch-hunt or great awakening?
Felicity Chaplin on tensions surrounding the #MeToo movement. (free)
'Violación'
Alecia Simmonds reviews 'Rape and Resistance: Understanding the complexities of sexual violation' by Linda Martín Alcoff. [$]
'Films of the finest metal'
Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Hitler and Film: The Führer’s hidden passion' by Bill Niven. [$]
'The Brodie Set'
Sally Grant revisits Muriel Spark’s 1961 novel 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and its 1969 film adaptation starring a young Maggie Smith. [$]
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'Interruption: An Assay' by Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield

Sometimes you took the shape
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Fiona Wright reviews 'Bohemia Beach' by Justine Ettler

Fiona Wright

Bohemia Beach is a highly anticipated novel – the first work by Justine Ettler in twenty years. In many ways, it is a continuation of her oeuvre: a fast-paced, almost madcap tal More

Desley Deacon reviews 'Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s filmmakers changed movie storytelling' by David Bordwell

Desley Deacon

With the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement reminding us all too vividly of flesh and blood Hollywood, David Bordwell’s cerebral Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s filmmakers More

'Witch-hunt or a great awakening?: Tensions surrounding the #MeToo movement' by Felicity Chaplin

Felicity Chaplin

Earlier this year, following the infamous Barnaby Joyce affair, Malcolm Turnbull called for a rethink of the parliamentary code of conduct to ensure this ‘shocking error of judgement’ More

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