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Cover Metro is a partially refereed quarterly magazine specialising in essays, articles and interviews on 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 periodical. 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 193, 2017: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Through the Window: The Trap of Curiosity in Rachel Perkins' Jasper Jones – Ellen van Neerven

Lady Killers: Hounds of Love, Horror and Violence Against Women – David Crewe

Body Swap: Pulse and the Complications of Gender, Sexuality and Disability – Stephen A Russell
Dog Years: Reticence and Reform in Kriv Stenders' Red Dog: True Blue – Dave Hoskin
Down Under Desperado: The Legend of Ben Hall and the Bushranger Film – Brian McFarlane
Horror and Gore, Honour and Glory: Hacksaw Ridge and the War Film – Elizabeth Flux

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

The Fullness of Time: The Anime Films of Mamoru Hosoda – Anthony Carew
Be Careful What You Wish for: Makoto Shinkai's Your Name – Sarah Ward
Another Day in Paradise: Sex Tourism and Colonialism in Bangkok Nites – David Crewe
Conflicting Passions: Love, Ambition and Obsession in The Road to Mandalay – Rebekah Brammer


Stranger in One's Own Home: Rithy Panh's Exile – Glenn Dunks
Tragedy and Levity: Philippe Mora, Family History and Monsieur Mayonnaise – Lauren Carroll Harris
A Life in Chains: Servant or Slave and Aboriginal Subjugation – Jasmine Crittenden
An Outsider Journeys in: Imaginary Border and Indigenous Issues – Jesse Thompson
A Life in Pictures: Sally Aitken on David Stratton's Love of Cinema – Oliver Pfeiffer

Critical Views

Sounding 'Unstable' Terrain in Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock – Johnny Milner
Dreaming of the Devil: Revisiting Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright – Gabrielle O'Brien

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

Backroads – Nicholas Godfrey

Industry Perspectives

Marketing the Notion of 'Home' in Phillip Noyce's Rabbit-Proof Fence – Rebecca A Laycock
YouTube: Australia's Parallel Universe of Online Content Creation – Guy Healy and Stuart Cunningham

Documentary and Technology: A Committed Relationship? – Kim Munro

Regular Features

Out of the Box: The Nintendo Switch – Daniel Golding
Living Archive: The Karrabing Film Collective at Berlinale 2017 – Tara Judah
Life After Reality TV – Liz Giuffre

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