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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 192, 2017: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Worlds Away: Geography and Belonging in Garth Davis' Lion – Tara Judah

Witness Born: Joe Cinque's Consolation, Adaptation and Embodied Film Theory – Gabrielle O'Brien
Almost Lost Boys: Maturity and Identity in Nicholas Verso's Boys in the Trees – Cavan Gallagher
Beating Around the Bush: Place, Parochialism and Perspective in Spin Out – David Crewe

Australia on the Small Screen

Dredging Up Crimes of the Past: SBS's Deep Water – Hanna Schenkel
Can't Hack It on the Mainland: Rosehaven and Small-town Tasmania – Alexandra Neill

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Players on the Stage: Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman – James Robert Douglas
Even Deeper than the Sea: Hirokazu Koreeda's After the Storm – Sarah Ward
Candid Camera: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi's Happy Hour – Anthony Carew
Controlled Chaos: Johnnie To's Three – Nicholas Godfrey
Love, Hammers and Mumbai Noir: Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 – Lidia Ostepeev


Of Boys and Men: Masculinity, Fatherhood and Cultural Identity in Zach's Ceremony – Hanna Schenkel

Impoliteness and Destruction in the Encapsulating Frame: Lynette Wallworth's Collisions and Virtual Reality – Kit MacFarlane
Seeing Other Lives: Andrew Wiseman's On Richard's Side and Disability on Screen – Tim Kroenert
Dog Day, Every Day: Gillian Leahy's Baxter and Me and the Essay Film – Adrian Martin

Critical Views

Long Way to the Top: Meal Tickets, Authenticity and Rock'n'roll – Greta Parry

Dancing Between Two Worlds: Ella, Ballet and the Limits of Self-expression – Mel Campbell

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

The Love Letters from Teralba Road – Constantine Verevis

Industry Perspectives

Tale of a Luminary: The Shine Campaign – Andrew Pike
What Are Our Stories Worth? Value, the Culture Wars and the Screen Currency Report – Lauren Carroll Harris

Regular Features

Save and Quit: Farewelling Good Game – Daniel Golding
Questions Unasked and Unanswered: The 2016 Screen Forever Conference – Lauren Carroll Harris
The Rise of the 'Aussie Legend' TV Miniseries – Liz Giuffre
The Art of Aardman on Display – Tara Judah

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