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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 continually published 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 181, Winter 2014: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Welcome to Charlie's Country – Thomas Redwood
Such Is My Love: Rhys Graham's Galore – Sarinah Masukor
Pain and Gain: Convict – Dave Hoskin
Taking Cinema for a Spin: Aim High in Creation! – Anthony Carew
Freedom Through Fiction: Andrew Adamson's Mr Pip – Carolyn Leslie

Australia and New Zealand on the Small Screen

Millennial Gay: Josh Thomas' Please Like Me – Dion Kagan
Opposite Ends of the Freeway: Upper Middle Bogan and the Mobility of Class Distinction – Mel Campbell
A World Apart: The Outlaw Michael Howe – Andrew Nette

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Pedal Power: Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda – Gabrielle O'Brien
A New Teenage Survivalist Fairytale: Reha Erdem's Jn – Sarah Ward
The Return of the City: Hong Kong International Film Festival 2014 – Mike Walsh and John McConchie


Changing Course: A New Wave of Acclaim for Cambodian Documentaries – Glenn Dunks
In the Claws of Climate Change: Are You Listening! – Jasmine Crittenden
The Great Gallery Wall of China: Mika Mattila's Chimeras – Mike Walsh
On Board with the Counterculture: Spirit of Akasha – Bruce Andrews

Critical Views

Beyond Black and White: Indigenous Cinema and the Mainstream – Greg Dolgopolov
Skeletons in the Nation's Cupboard: Warwick Thornton on Being an Aboriginal Artist – Thomas Redwood

Australia's Sons: Looking for Women in Australian Biopics – Karen Pickering
Australian Documentaries at a Crossroads – Peter Hegedus

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

Sweetie – Pam Cook

Industry Perspectives

The Eye of the Camera: Ethnographic Documentary and the Aperture Festival – Jeni Thornley
Behind the Battle Scars: Chris Anderson and Stuart Beattie on the Stunts Industry – Elizabeth Flux

Regular Features

Book Reviews
The Ned Kelly Films by Stephen Gaunson – Ian Dixon
Australian TV News by Stephen Harrington – Louise Pascale


Making a Big Difference: The Big Picture Film Festival 2014 – Jasmine Crittenden
Playing the Perilous Classification Game – Daniel Golding
Australia's Film Future Is Crystal Clear: Berlinale 2014 – Tara Judah
What's on Aussie TV Tonight? – Liz Giuffre
Filmmakers: Try Your Hand at Tribeca – Glenn Dunks
Little Dramas: The St Kilda Film Festival 2014 – Andrea Maltman

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