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TV Movie Review: Mabo (2012) 1
by / on June 16, 2012 at 12:23 am / in Australian Cinema, Film, TV

TV Movie Review: Mabo (2012)

The ABC has given us a wonderful gift in biopic MABO.  This is the story of Australian hero and Aboriginal icon Eddie Mabo portrayed with grace and strength by the beautifully talented Jim Bani. Not just a story about Native Title and the legal battle that he faced but also a heartwarming love story about Eddie and his devoted wife Bonita played […]

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 10 0
by / on March 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 10

The final episode of The Straits culminated in an action packed episode filled with drama. The episode begins with Harry (Brian Cox) aimlessly wandering around his empty house. A rare voiceover briefly appears. It is Harry’s voice. After enjoying a few beers, Harry stumbles into Sissi’s (Suzannah Bayes-Morton) room.

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 9 0
by / on March 23, 2012 at 9:05 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 9

After a tumultuous ending last week, The Straits returns with a much more sombre episode. Killing Lola (Emma Lung) has a mentally crippling effect on Marou  (Jim Bani) as he lies in the hotel room next to his dead wife.

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 8 0
by / on March 16, 2012 at 8:59 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 8

Without a doubt, The Straits entered into uncharted territories of compelling Australian drama, not frequently seen on the small screen.

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 7 0
by / on March 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 7

Perhaps a normal series may mark important revelations and cliffhangers at one a piece per episode. The Straits, however, climaxes it’s seventh episode with one mega revelation, a big hint at another, and brutal crime that leaves one family member in strife (if not death.)

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 6 0
by / on March 2, 2012 at 8:45 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 6

After last week’s kidnapping of Marou (Jim Bani), The Straits continues the family fight for safety and who holds the throne. Noel (Aaron Fa’aoso) and Sissi (Suzannah Bayes-Morton) butt heads and clash over who is the alpha dog and head honcho.

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TV Review: The Straits, Episode 5 0
by / on February 24, 2012 at 7:45 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits, Episode 5

Ending last week’s episode with a literal bang, The Straits picks up with the Montebello’s avenging the attack on Harry (Brian Cox).

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TV Review: The Straits: Episode 4 0
by / on February 17, 2012 at 8:28 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits: Episode 4

Described by director Rachel Ward as “The Sopranos in thongs”, the fourth episode of The Straits returns with a literal bang.

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TV Review: The Straits: Episode 3 1
by / on February 10, 2012 at 6:45 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits: Episode 3

It’s official. I’m hooked. The third episode of The Straits pulls you in without reproach and addictively drags you along for the enthralling ride.

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TV Review: The Straits: Episode 1 & 2 1
by / on February 3, 2012 at 9:44 am / in TV

TV Review: The Straits: Episode 1 & 2

From the opening shots of the title sequence, it is difficult not to recall HBO’s landmark series The Sopranos. The music sounds very similar in tone and vocal quality to “Woke Up This Morning” by Alabama 3.

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