Jim Schembri is a senior writer at The Age who specialises in film, TV, pop culture, features, social commentary and the occasional pilfering of office stationery. But mostly film. Schembri began at The Age in 1984 on the pretext of being a full-time journalist, but chiefly because he found out it was a great way to see films for free, and before everybody else.
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Jim Schembri Miley gets mad; so does Xena; Billy cops flack; Angie's leg an online hit; Daniel kisses Harry goodbye.
Jim Schembri The gob-smacking Oscar triumph of The Artist made us think of some other unworthy Best Picture winners. Here they are, in very particular order.
Jim Schembri Last year's problems were cosmetic. The trouble with this year's Oscars were far more deeply set.
Jim Schembri My premonition has filled me with dread: The Artist is going to win everything.
Jim Schembri Who will win? Who should win? Who shouldn't win, and why? All you need to know is right here in CineTopia's guide to the Oscar winners and losers.
Jim Schembri Action movies thrive on cliches. Here are ten of the best, courtesy of the new film Killer Elite.
Jim Schembri Everything you need to know about what's going on in Canberra right now is neatly contained in this Top Ten.
Jim Schembri The new ABC sitcom Outland has a great premise, but little else.
Jim Schembri Catholics upset over Grammys; William Shatner can't be stopped; Koko barks at Hollywood; American Dad kills laptop; Magda comes out.
Jim Schembri Love is weird, whichever way you cut it. Thankfully, we have movies to help point that out.