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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 183, Summer 2015: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Question Time: A Conversation with the Spierig Brothers About Predestination – Dave Hoskin

Treading Water: Dean Francis' Drown – Nathan Smith
Bloody Good Comedy: What We Do in the Shadows – Anthony Carew
Taking Shakespeare to the Streets: Sarah Spillane's Around the Block – Tara Judah
The Road Less Travelled: Matthew Saville's Felony – Ashleigh Synnott
Stunted Growth: Kasimir Burgess' Fell – James Robert Douglas
Behind Closed Doors: Josh Lawson on The Little Death – Oliver Pfeiffer

Australia and New Zealand on the Small Screen

A Family Affair: The Moodys and the Revitalised Australian Sitcom – Byron Bache
Crime Pays: Underbelly, Homicide and Blue Murder – Andrew Nette

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

Still Life: The Films of Tsai Ming-liang – Anthony Carew
Years of Being Styled: Wong Kar Wai's Many Grandmasters – Nicholas Godfrey
Old Recipe, New Flavour: Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox – Sarinah Masukor
Looking and Longing: Shahram Mokri's Fish & Cat – Sarah Ward


For Peace, Not Profit: Lynette Wallworth's Tender – Hanna Schenkel
Struggling with Silence: Rachel Perkins' Black Panther Woman – Julia Scott-Stevenson
Breaking Through the Wall: Nick Torrens' China's 3Dreams – Jasmine Crittenden
The Horror and the Humanity: Wang Bing's 'Til Madness Do Us Part – Sarah Ward
Songs from the Heart, Sung on the Street: Daniel Ziv's Jalanan – Dan Edwards

Industry Perspectives

Wild Web Series: The Journey to Wastelander Panda – AR Collins
Dancing to a Different Tune: Indian Filmmakers on Bollywood Today – Boris Trbic

The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection

Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy – Deane Williams

Regular Features

Book Reviews
Transnational Film Culture in New Zealand by Simon Sigley – Ann Hardy
Celluloid Ceiling edited by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson – Karen Pickering


At What Cost?: Cuts to Screen Resource Organisation Funding – Michael Clarkin
No News Is Not Good News for the ABC – Liz Giuffre
Game Over for #gamergate – Daniel Golding
Men-tors and Leading Ladies – Tara Judah
VOD Distribution Won't Fell Through – Lauren Carroll Harris
Lying in the Cracks: David Rosetzky's Gaps – Alan Weedon

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