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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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Thievish Thursdays: Wolf Creek (2005) 0
by / on March 15, 2012 at 10:23 am / in Australian Cinema, Thievish Thursdays

Thievish Thursdays: Wolf Creek (2005)

Wolf Creek made a proverbial splat when it arrived on Australian screens in 2005. In keeping with our companion piece to The Straits on ABC, Film Blerg continues to look at Australia films and television series that surround crime.

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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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Thievish Thursdays: The Sopranos 2
by / on March 8, 2012 at 11:05 am / in Thievish Thursdays, TV

Thievish Thursdays: The Sopranos

From the first episode, The Straits has been compared to David Chase‘s landmark HBO series The Sopranos. It’s easy to see where the comparisons come from.

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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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Thievish Thursdays: Snowtown (2011) 0
by / on March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am / in Australian Cinema, Film, Thievish Thursdays

Thievish Thursdays: Snowtown (2011)

Our companion piece to ABC’s The Straits continues with a film that took home 6 inaugural AACTA awards, including Best Director, Actor, Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay.

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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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Thievish Thursdays: The Society Murders (2006) 0
by / on February 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm / in Thievish Thursdays, TV

Thievish Thursdays: The Society Murders (2006)

As the compelling drama continues each Thursday on The Straits, Film Blerg looks at another Thievish Thursday, this time with The Society Murders.

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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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