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Anne Rutherford

Anne Rutherford is a freelance writer and film critic and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at Western Sydney University. She is the author of What Makes a Film Tick and her film and art criticism has been published widely in books, journals and magazines. Her recent work has appeared in Australian Book Review, The Monthly, Meanjin and Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism. In 2022 she was awarded the Australian Film Critics’ Association award for best international review.

'My Octopus Teacher' (Netflix)

ABR Arts 17 February 2021
In the hands of an occupational hygienist, the combination of light and a fluid medium is a scientific tool to demonstrate the flow of vapours, the way aerosols hang suspended in the air, tiny particles that linger and drift, hovering like miasmas. When the gaseous medium of air is freighted with moisture, light makes air visible, revealing it as dense and saturated. This sudden revelation brings ... (read more)
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