Film

20th Century: Presented by the Film Industry

No Comments 17 April 2015

Films can be great teachers – engaging, touching, thought provoking, as well as educational. You get more out of a good historical movie than you get out of sleeping in the back of a history class while your teacher slowly and in a droning monotone depicts the statistics, facts and events of a particular event […]

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Film

An interview with film student Greta Nash

No Comments 17 April 2015

Greta Nash is a student at VCA, and writes and directs her own films. She also produces plays with Tight Pants Theatre, and is the co-founder of nooscars.com. In this interview, we talked about her experiences and creative influences in film. You can find more of her projects here. What are some of your favourite […]

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Film

Several Things to Look Out for in Sequels

No Comments 17 April 2015

There is enough negativity in the world. Such as: The absence of a Beyonce emoji. When your boobs will fit in to the formal dress but your butt won’t. Village Cinema tickets are now a solid $17.50 (for concession). The existence of Mulan 2. Etc. To light up your day, I present you with this […]

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Film, Uncategorized

Unconventionally Authentic; Adult World is a Personal Favourite.

No Comments 17 April 2015

Whenever I’m on Tumblr and I see a still from a movie I don’t recognise, I immediately search for the trailer. More often than not I’m disappointed, and I can guess from the trailer that the still was something small and appealing extracted from a ‘bigger picture’ that is average at best (maybe it’s pretentious […]

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Comedy, Film

The Bad Movie Challenge  

2 Comments 26 November 2014

I, Maria Dunne, challenge you, the readers of Signal Express, to watch a bad movie. Go on… try it! Every year, The Razzies honour the worst cinematic achievements.  The Razzies show the worst of the worst. We cringe at these movies terrible storylines and abhorrent dialogue sequences and yet, there’s something appealing about these really […]

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Film, Opinion, Uncategorized

A Film That Was Way Way Too Underappreciated

No Comments 23 November 2014

The Way Way Back tells the story of one remarkable summer through the eyes of an awkward and insecure 14 year old boy named Duncan. Co-written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (both of whom play supporting roles in the film), this movie incorporates seamless cinematic techniques with screenplay that is equal parts […]

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Film, Opinion

Frozen – Why can’t we Let It Go?

2 Comments 12 September 2014

Winter’s never looked so good since the Frozen avalanche hit cinemas last Christmas and mesmerised girls aged 2 to 22. Although it has been nearly a year since its release, 6 year olds are still vying to be Elsa in the playground while 15 year olds belt out Let It Go at the lockers. Every […]

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Film, Opinion, Television

Live Hard, Die Hard

1 Comment 08 September 2014

Celebrities seem to have everything – wealth, power and popularity. But in a world where many of our favourite celebrities die we are left wondering, “Why do their perfect lives end with such bitter tragedies?” Does it ever strike you odd that so many celebrities die young? Think about it, have you ever heard of […]

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Film, Opinion, Television, Uncategorized

The Disney Empire

1 Comment 02 September 2014

During the National Board of Review dinner in January, Meryl Streep stated that Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ and a racist. This has caused controversy and has many people divided. The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest corporations in the world and a leading producer of animation films. It has created over 1000 […]

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Film, Television

Can’t Stop the Serenity

No Comments 10 September 2013

Fandoms are, by definition, very enthusiastic. Across the world, thousands of people contribute probably millions of hours to watching, reading, listening to, or otherwise consuming the things they like, and then even more time celebrating it. People talk about the things they like, draw pictures of characters, or write stories, songs or poems based on […]

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