Emotional Fidelity: True Crime and Misogyny in Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider

Solo Act: Music and the Man’s World in Janine Hosking’s Knowing the Score


Roles to Play: Games, Learning and Child Development in Bluey

Poetry in Pieces: The Carnal and the Divine in Michael Lee’s The Mystical Rose

Crises of Faith: Christianity, Aboriginal Spirituality and Colonisation in Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy

In the Company of Men: Fictionalising Misogyny in Kitty Green’s The Royal Hotel

Toys Are Us: Feminism, Consumerism and Becoming in Barbie

Cinema Science: Plumbing the Depths of Avatar: The Way of Water

The Mountain Will Not Move: Rolf de Heer’s The Survival of Kindness

Looking to Spring: Fear and Regeneration in Noora Niasari’s Shayda

To Hell with Elevation: Ritual, Power and Transformation in Talk to Me

Valley of Iniquity: Escaping Subjugation in Gloriavale

Assembling the Debris: Russia 1985–1999: TraumaZone