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Russell is an American ex-pat who has been transplanted in his new home of Sydney. He is a reviewer for Insights Magazine and the blog Russelling Reviews. He moderates events called Reel Dialogue (reeldialogue.com) which connects the film industry with the general public.
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‘Who are The Beatles?’ Even if you were not born before or during the height of The Beatles era, it is hard to imagine a world without their music. The songs of John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr continue to be on the soundtrack of people’s lives. Multiple generations continue to be […]

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Toy Story 4

The world was introduced to Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) in 1996 alongside the forthcoming animated powerhouse called Pixar. Being the first full-length computer-animated film, this combination of talent and technology proved to be perfect for the launch of the studio and these characters. By 2010, Toy Story 3 seemed to […]

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Men in Black: International

‘You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good.’  Agent J (Will Smith) Over the past two decades since the release of the original Men in Black, the world has changed. In 1997, Will Smith was at the height of his stardom and Tommy Lee Jones proved to be the perfect foil to […]

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The Nightingale

‘I don’t have all the answers to the question of violence. But I feel they lie in our humanity, in the empathy we hold for ourselves and others.’ – Jennifer Kent The majority of films that depict the history of Australia tend to be dark, violent and contain very little hope. The Nightingale seems to […]

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Loud Krazy Love

“That day Jennea was born was like the most euphoric, miraculous unconditional love – total purity in the room – but, I think deep down inside of me I knew I was incapable of being what she needed and deserved.” Brian Welch Ask anyone how much they value their father’s love and you will hear […]

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