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I count myself very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to contribute to a new publication X-Press Magazine. This is the fifth publication I have been able to contribute to following on from Scenestr, Heavy, Buzz and FilmInk. We were asked to send in our own Top 5s respectively for films and TV shows along with what we thought was the worst. Three of my Top 5 films made the list and two of those had words I’d submitted. I feel very lucky to have reached another goal in my writing career before the close of the year and look forward to doing many more contributions to all the publications I’ve been lucky enough to be published with. Bring on 2018. Please note my Top 10 to feature here on this blog next year around Oscar time will go off films released in 2017 in the U.S. This list done by X-Press Magazine was based on Australian releases for 2017 and does include 2016 American releases. You can read it here

X-Press Magazine was established in 1985 and at one point was Australia’s highest circulating free weekly entertainment publication with over 40,000 copies reaching 1,0000 outlets every week.  On the 24th May, 2016 Issue 1527 hit stands. Like many publications of its ilk X-Press Magazine is now foremost an online magazine engaged globally and making the most of the possibilities that new digital technology offers. It’s roots though are tied to its home city, love of local artists and productions and music which it supports wholeheartedly. Perth a capital city most isolated from all the other capitals is continuing to grow and develop culturally and artistically with its own identity and talent. X-Press has always been there to capture this growth and will continue to do so.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. Nice, Lloyd. I went and saw the top 20. I had better get around to watching Mother! this weekend; I keep putting it off. Anyway, great job! Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🙂

      1. Just got a screener, as well as The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards…going to see them all – loved I, Tonya and Disaster Artist by the way, and The Post is really good as well, just suffers from an All The President’s Men vibe a bit too much

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