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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 188, Autumn 2016: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Will to Truth: Adaptation and the Uncanny in Simon Stone's The Daughter – Greg Dolgopolov

Variations on a Theme: Pace and Perspective in Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace – ZoŽ Wallin
The Eye of the Beholder: Photography, Film and Anton Corbijn's Life – Sarinah Masukor
Isle-cross'd Lovers: Vanuatu's Tanna and the South Pacific on Film – Glenn Dunks
The New Zealand Dildo Massacre: Jason Lei Howden's Deathgasm – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
A New Lease on Life: Matthew Saville's A Month of Sundays – Garry Westmore

Australia on the Small Screen

School of Hard Knocks: SBS's The Principal – David Crewe
Tough Jobs: Maddie Parry and Controversial Workplaces – Alexandra Neill

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Art with the Right Ingredients: An and the Films of Naomi Kawase – Anthony Carew

Stay with Me Forever: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Journey to the Shore – Nicholas Godfrey
Phase Change: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendour – James Robert Douglas
Growing Up, Gangster Style: Han Jun-hee's Coin Locker Girl – Sarah Ward


The More You Know, the Less You Know: Putuparri and the Rainmakers – Thomas Redwood
Reclaiming Resistance: Shock Room and the Problem of Documentary 'Truth' – Hanna Schenkel

The Tyranny of the Unspoken: The Silences, Autoethnography and Mental Health – Kit MacFarlane
Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love: Marsha Emerman's On the Banks of the Tigris – Brian Yatman
Animating Gallipoli: Leanne Pooley and Matthew Metcalfe on 25 April – Oliver Pfeiffer

Critical Views

The Animation Manifesto; or, What's Animation Ever Done for Us? – Paul Wells

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

The Big Steal – Jane Freebury

Industry Perspectives

The Audience's Worth: Crowdfunding as a Source of Film Finance – Rebecca A Laycock
Sharing the Controller: Armello, Push Me Pull You and Australian Indie Games – Leena van Deventer

Regular Features

Cheap Shot: Survival Island 3 and Aboriginal Representation in Games – Daniel Golding
Screen Business Policy Caught in the Culture Wars – Lauren Carroll Harris
Full Stream Ahead for TV Fans in Australia – Liz Giuffre
The Attention Economy: Lessons from the 19th Europa Cinemas Network Conference – Tara Judah

Film Victoria Screen Australia Screen NSW