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Author: Alaina Dean

Alaina Dean is a writer who lives by the ocean.

Deserted Island Movie Collection: Any film featuring Tom Burlinson and a horse.

Best Movie Snack: Sweet and salty popcorn.

Scary Stories Come to Life in ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ – Review

Alvin Schwartz’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ made waves in the 80s, introducing a generation of teens to spooky urban myths, legends and classic campfire stories. The twisted stories, which were banned by The American Library Association in the 1990s, are now making their debut on the big screen under the talented direction of Norwegian André Øvredal.

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‘The Australian Dream’ – Adam Goodes Documentary Pulls No Punches

Every Australian knows who Adam Goodes is – even this NSW native who has only ever watched one game of AFL in her life. Goodes’ name and image were splashed across the nation’s tabloids for years during his career with the Sydney Swans – all because he took a stand against the racist abuse he experienced from spectators while playing AFL at a professional level.

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Scandinavian Cinema Stuns Again with ‘A White, White Day’ – Review

Visually arresting and equally enthralling, Scandinavian cinema is continuing to cement itself as a major player on the global circuit. Hlynur Palmason’s A White, White Day is an impressive addition to the growing Scandi film canon and has already garnered significant praise.

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Spanish Film ‘The Realm’ Reveals Political Duplicity – Review

The Realm opens inconspicuously – a man in a suit finishes a phone call while staring out to sea. The camera tracks him as he crosses the sand, walks up the grass to a restaurant, through the back door into the kitchen where he lifts a platter of shrimp and strides into the dining room of the restaurant.

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