film May 13, 2017
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’
Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out fails to frighten by addressing America’s race politics on the surface rather than probing its subconscious fears.
music April 29, 2017
Composer and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer finds new audiences
Composer Hans Zimmer’s monumental soundscapes have won him an Oscar for The Lion King and powered Christopher Nolan’s films, but their rapturous reception at rock music festival Coachella took even him by surprise.
film October 22, 2016
Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and ‘Collisions’
A virtual reality tour with Maralinga survivor Nyarri Nyarri Morgan.
film October 8, 2016
Joe Cinque’s Consolation
In examining Australian society via a heinous true crime, Joe Cinque’s Consolation forces us to look at ourselves.
film August 27, 2016
Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’
Director Ben Wheatley is too faithful to J. G. Ballard’s simplistic prose in High-Rise, missing the opportunity to refine its class politics for the present day.
film July 23, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig Ghostbusters falls into same traps as original
The reboot of Ghostbusters stifles a group of fine comic actresses with an unadventurous script.
television June 11, 2016
Bruna Papandrea’s journey from Elizabeth to Hollywood
The Australian-born Hollywood producer putting women’s stories at the centre of film and television.