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Australian dollar decline holds best hope for economy to escape trade war fallout

PHOTO: The Australian dollar is trading very close to ten-year lows, well below 70 US cents. (Giulio Saggin, file photo: ABC News) Market watchers are growing increasingly worried about the escalating trade war between the United States and China. Key points: The Australian dollar has been within 10 basis points of its decade low of 67.41 US […]

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Maniac on Netflix: Jonah Hill and Emma Stone get weird, and it works

Right up front in the new Netflix’s show Maniac, someone says, ‘The only question that matters is, do you know what’s real?’ And that’s when things get weird.  Streaming now, the 10-episode series stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, last seen on screen together in the raucous teen comedy Superbad. Maniac is certainly very funny. But mostly it’s […]

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Know your visual effects lingo

Visual effects are everywhere in modern movies, from the wall-to-wall spectacle of fantasy blockbusters to the real-world dramas with FX you don’t even notice. Modern computer-generated (CG) movie magic is produced by visual effects companies around the globe, employing armies of animators and artists using specialised software to conjure ever more realistic shots. Like any […]

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