Taking in Mike

Walmsley-Evans, Huw (2013) Taking in Mike. Screen Machine, 1 4: .

Author Walmsley-Evans, Huw
Title Taking in Mike
Journal name Screen Machine
Publication date 2013-02
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status
Volume 1
Issue 4
Total pages 1
Editor Brad Nguyen
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Screen Machine
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this first issue of Screen Machine for the new year, contributors were asked to provide a list of their favourite films for 2012. I opted out, not because I have an aversion to lists, it’s just that I don’t know if I even saw ten new releases in 2012. The averaged “20 Best” list of Screen Machine contributors’ favourite films speaks to just how estranged from the contemporary cinema I was last year; I saw just three of those twenty. There were a couple of reasons for this. 2012 was, for me, The Year of The Blu-Ray. 21st century technology spurred me to spend more time at home with the back catalogue than at the multiplex or the art-house. My exile from the Brisbane International Film Festival also continued to bite, limiting my access to the sorts of films we tend to fall for at this publication. I can’t help but feel like a bad cinephile for being so disengaged. Though prescriptions vary, it seems at least part of cinephilia is remaining conversant with current offerings. However, my cine-guilt complex is a topic for another day. In addressing the theme of “anticipation” I would like to share some thoughts on what I am very pleased to call my favourite film of last year, and so make up for a lack of breadth with depth. This is a film that does not feature on the “20 Best” list, but should. I want to talk about Magic Mike.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
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