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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 186, Spring 2015: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Spotlight on Queer Film

Telling Our Love Story: AIDS, Adaptation and Neil Armfield's Holding the Man – Dion Kagan
Loss in Translation: Hong Khaou's Lilting – Laurence Barber

Queer Capers: All About E and Lesbian Cinema – Chloe Benson
After Priscilla: The Queer Screen Twenty-one Years on – Glenn Dunks
Doing It for the Kids: Gayby Baby and Same-sex Families – Jasmine Crittenden
Playing It Straight: Homonormativity, Equal Adoption Rights and The Dream Children – David Crewe
Love Blooms in the Shadows: Visakesa Chandrasekaram's Frangipani – Gabrielle O'Brien
Scratching the Surface: Skin Deep and 'Universal' Narratives – Zenobia Frost

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Old Hands, New Breed: Mad Max: Fury Road and Evolving Gender Roles – Cavan Gallagher
Paranoid Australia: Alone in a Strangerland – Lauren Carroll Harris
Elegy on the Pioneer Trail: John Maclean's Slow West – Sarinah Masukor
Odyssey Across the Outback: Jeremy Sims' Last Cab to Darwin – Greg Dolgopolov
The Comedy of Life: Making Manny Lewis – Tim Bosanquet
True-blue Space Travel: Shane Abbess' Infini – Bridget Conway

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Expectedly Unexpected: Repetition and Understatement in the Films of Hong Sang-soo – Anthony Carew
Restaging History: Crossroads of Youth and Korean Cinema's Byeonsa – David Crewe
The Taking of Cinema Mountain: Sam Ho on the Hero in Chinese Popular Culture – Jasper Button


Clarifying the Past: Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence – Hanna Schenkel
An Uphill Battle: Jennifer Peedom's Sherpa – Julia Scott-Stevenson

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

The Devil's Playground – Brian McFarlane

Industry Perspectives

Counting the Cost: The Impact of Cinema Ticket Prices in Australia – Bronwyn Coate and Deb Verhoeven

Regular Features

Melbourne Queer Film Festival Appoints Program Manager and Executive Director – Tara Judah
Not Just Fun and Games: Exploitation in the Games Industry – Daniel Golding
More Than Just Tomorrow's TV: Does VOD Support Australian Film? – Lauren Carroll Harris
The Changing Face of Kids TV – Liz Giuffre

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