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.
dance May 21, 2016
Arts companies hit hard by Australia Council funding cuts
The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.
film May 14, 2016
Fear and compromise in ‘Bastille Day’
In trying to be everything to everyone, the emasculated thriller Bastille Day typifies the fearful filmmaking of our time.
television May 14, 2016
Rake actor Richard Roxburgh's adult themes
While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.
film April 9, 2016
Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’
As a maker of documentaries, Michael Moore has already formed an opinion, ruining any chance for insight.
film March 26, 2016
Jennifer Peedom's 'Sherpa' shows Everest through different eyes
Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom on the making of the Everest documentary Sherpa.