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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 182, Spring 2014: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Abstracts of Violence: Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody's Ruin – Scott McCulloch

Against the Clock: Hugh Sullivan's The Infinite Man – Myke Bartlett
Taking Flight: Craig Monahan's Healing – Rose Lucas
Dark Truths and White Lies – Sarah Ward
A Future Forlorn: David Mich˘d's The Rover – Carolyn Leslie
Rape, Revenge and Responsibility: The Day of the Broken – Dave Hoskin

Australia and New Zealand on the Small Screen

Her Contested Reality: Schapelle and Dead Men Can't Sue – Laurence Barber
The Surface of Singapore: Serangoon Road – Dave Hoskin

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Modern Love: Hirokazu Koreeda's Like Father, Like Son – Sarinah Masukor

Keep Your Eye on the Dystopian Ball: Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer – Sarah Ward
Desperate Measures: Kim Ki-duk and Asia Extreme Cinema – Alicia Lewis
Seeing Past the Bloodshed: Beatriz's War – Anthony Carew


Breaking the Ice: The Crossing – Anthony Carew
The Patriarchy Laid Bare: Ukraine Is Not a Brothel – Karen Pickering
Rolling with the Punches: Light Fly, Fly High – Emily Laidlaw
The Road to Recovery: The Unlikely Pilgrims – Caroline Fonda

Critical Views

Something in the Dark: The Tale of Ruby Rose and the Tasmanian Gothic – Emily Bullock
Bi the Wayside: Reimagining Bisexuality in Contemporary Australian Cinema – Chloe Benson

Industry Perspectives

Window of Opportunity: The Future of Film Distribution in Australia – Lauren Carroll Harris
Breaking the Chain: The Screen Industry and Disintermediation – Adam Smith
Has Digital Killed the Radio Star?: Double J and Real-time Radio – Susanna Nelson

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

Crystal Voyager – Keith Beattie

Regular Features

Book Reviews
The Archive Project by John Hughes – Paul Davies
Rising Sun, Divided Land by Kate E Taylor-Jones – Tessa Chudy


Brought to Life: The Melbourne International Animation Festival – Elizabeth Flux
Swimming Upstream: Crowdfunding as a New Type of Pay TV – Liz Giuffre
Insert Coin to Continue: Farewelling the Australian Interactive Games Fund – Daniel Golding
Anything's Possible: Launching Online and Reaching the Right Audience in a Crowded Marketplace – Tara Judah

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