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Cover Metro is a partially refereed quarterly magazine specialising in essays and articles, reviews, interviews and analysis of Australian, New Zealand and Asian features, shorts and documentaries. It also covers television, radio, animation, games and new media. Published since 1968, Metro is Australia’s oldest film and media magazine. The magazine embraces the tradition of the essay, immersing the reader in well-informed, analytical and thought-provoking discussion. It receives funding from Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Screen NSW.

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Issue 189, Winter 2016: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Dancing Through Spaces: Stephen Page's Spear and Distribution for Art Films – Lauren Carroll Harris

When Fire Turns to Frost: Decay and Detachment in Early Winter – David Crewe
Hidden in Plain Sight: Surveillance, Domestic Violence and Observance – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
'Thank You, I'll Take the Service Sector': Class, Gentrification and Pawno – Dave Hoskin
Tackling Demons: Heath Davis' Broke – Oliver Pfeiffer
In the Belly: Tom and Sam McKeith's Beast – Nicholas Godfrey

Spotlight on the Box Office

2015: Australian Cinema Goes Commercial – Brian McFarlane

Australia on the Small Screen

Comedy Is Kin: The Family Law and Diverse Television – Gillian Terzis

Striking It Lucky: Arab Representation, Whiteness and Here Come the Habibs – Mehal Krayem
Gandalf the Green and Gold: The Wizards of Aus as an Immigrant Story – Cavan Gallagher

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Sisters Doing It for Themselves: Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang – Sarah Ward

Taking Time: Family and Forgiveness in Hirokazu Koreeda's Our Little Sister – Tara Judah
Suffering in Sanctuary: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan – Anthony Carew
Stealing the Spotlight: Robbery, Localism and the Fate of Hong Kong – Elizabeth Flux
Doom Desire: Ali Ahmadzadeh's Atomic Heart – David Crewe


In the Halls of the Red Mosque: Islam, Indoctrination and Among the Believers – Jesse Thompson
Battle Scars: Victoria Midwinter Pitt on Afghanistan: Inside Australia's War – Broede Carmody
Their Time in Memorial: Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe's Remembering the Man – Laurence Barber
Lifting the Veil: On the Bride's Side and the Migrant Crisis – Jasmine Crittenden
Singing a New Story: The Logan Project – Rebekah Brammer

Regular Features

A Gender Policy That Aims for Equality? Not Yet – Lauren Carroll Harris
Not Playing Around: Senate Inquiry into Australia's Games Industry – Daniel Golding
New Mediated Memorials – Liz Giuffre
Interpreting Shakespeare for Australian Audiences – Tara Judah

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