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Ari Mattes

Ari Mattes

Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Notre Dame Australia

I received a PhD from the English department of the University of Sydney for my thesis, Action! America: The Impulse to Action in American Literature and Film.

From Dune to The Power of the Dog: our predictions for the Oscars 2022 best picture

Mar 27, 2022 14:11 pm UTC| Entertainment

There were some extraordinary films released in 2021: Ninja Thybergs Pleasure, an electric neon romp through the porn world, Ildikó Enyedis period epic, The Story of My Wife, Paul Verhoevens nun-film,...

Strippers on film: battlers, showgirls and hustlers

Nov 04, 2019 11:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

In her landmark 1975 essay, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Laura Mulvey argues classical Hollywood style is built upon the fetishisation of the female body. Female characters are frequently photographed in wide,...

Best Picture at the Oscars? Why it has to be The Favourite out of a weak bunch

Feb 19, 2019 16:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

2018 was a good year for cinema but this is not reflected in the Oscar nominations for Best Picture. This years nominees are notable mainly for their mediocrity. There are, of course, a couple of exceptions. The...

The best thing about the new Oz horror film The School is its poster

Dec 08, 2018 17:27 pm UTC| Entertainment

Review: The School Theres something about the Australian context that lends itself to explorations of horror. As I have argued elsewhere, the combination of what historian Geoffrey Blainey famously described as the...

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Economy

PepsiCo aims to reduce virgin plastic use by 50% by 2030

PepsiCo is eyeing to increase beverage servings delivered through reusable models from 10 percent to 20 percent by 2030 by reducing virgin plastic per serving by 50 percent. The new global packaging goal is part of the...

Japanese fashion retailer Zozo to open 1st physical outlet offering styling advice

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo Inc will open its first physical outlet in Tokyo in mid-December that will not sell clothes but offer free styling advice to customers. Dubbed Niaulab, the store will have...

Hertz paying $168M to settle theft, false arrest lawsuits

Hertz is resolving its false arrest and theft lawsuits by paying $168 million. The settlement will cover all 364 claims related to the false reporting of rental cars being stolen and wrongful arrests resulting from the...

올해 대미 '김치' 수출액 2700만 달러...사상 최대치 기록

원본 기사 : Kimchi US exports hit a record high this year as the popularity of K-food spikes 한국 전통 발표식품인 김치에 대한 세계적인 관심이 높아지면서 미국 등 해외 시장에 대한 수출도 급증하고 있다. 지난 5일...

Jollibee to sell stake in Vietnam’s Highlands Coffee for $800 million

Jollibee Foods Corp is negotiating to sell 10 percent to 15 percent of its stake in its Vietnamese coffee chain, Highlands Coffee, for around $800 million. If successful, the stake sale could eventually pave the way for...

Politics

UK: Labour wins vote demanding government release COVID-19 contracts

The British opposition Labour Party secured a vote to demand the government to release documents of COVID-19 contracts given to a firm with a connection to a Conservative member of the Upper House. The vote was secured...

Russia-Ukraine war: Drone strike hits Russian airfield

A drone strike hit another Russian airbase this week following reports of Ukraines capability to penetrate Russian airspace. The reports followed an attack on two previous Russian airbases. A drone strike hit what would...

US: Supreme Court considers potentially limiting judicial scrutiny over election-related cases

The Conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an appeal that could limit the judiciary of a state to scrutinize elections. The high court could potentially grant politicians more...

Myanmar coup: Relatives of Myanmar students sentenced to death ask for help

The Myanmar junta has continued to crack down on opponents and critics as they continue their rule over the country since overthrowing the elected government last year. Relatives of seven students who were sentenced to...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ multiplayer: CD Projekt Red confirms it was shelved due to the game’s tumultuous launch

CD Projekt Red said years ago that Cyberpunk 2077 would have online multiplayer gameplay, which later became a planned standalone title. However, the developer has now confirmed it had to drastically change its plans...

‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ release date is leaked on Steam, hinting at an early 2023 launch

Video game fans looking forward to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor may not have to wait for EA and Respawn Entertainments announcement for a release date. Details about the games launch appeared to have been leaked by quite a...

Apple AR/VR headset release date: Analyst says mass shipments could be delayed to the second half of 2023

Apple is expected to enter the AR and VR space by next year with its first mixed-reality headset. While previous reports claimed it could be announced in early 2023, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updated his predictions to suggest...

PS Plus downloadable games for December includes remastered ‘Mass Effect’ trilogy

December is going to be a good month for PlayStation Plus members now that Sony announced the lineup of new downloadable games at no additional cost going live next week. The list is headlined by the collection of...
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