You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix is that rare breed of movie actor who seems much less interested in fame and acclaim than he is embracing characters who are unusual and often very unlikeable, yet remarkably engaging despite (or perhaps because of) their uniqueness. It is hard to imagine any other contemporary performer willingly taking on characters as diverse […]

Hearts Beat Loud

Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a heart warming story about a father and daughter connecting through music because, whilst the pre-release marketing might posit as such, the reality of the narrative is a somewhat different beast. Everything that is good about this film is tempered somewhat by those elements that leave you […]

Big Sound Rocks

With Big Sound over for another year, it is again time to be thankful that Brisbane is host to such an incredibly eclectic gathering of local, national and international musical performers and industry figures. Now staged across four days/nights, Big Sound not only shines a light on the Australian music industry, but also serves as […]

So Much Music & Stuff

The next couple of weeks will see Brisbane inundated with live music and entertainment options with various festivals and events across the city and suburbs. The 2018 Valley Fiesta is currently underway, running throughout the remainder of this week and across the weekend. Offerings as part of the Fiesta schedule include live music and performances […]

Submergence

German filmmaker Wim Wenders became the object of considerable respect amongst international cinema audiences when he wowed the Cannes Film Festival with his sweetly desolate Americana road movie Paris, Texas in 1984, picking up the Palme d’or and earning almost universal acclaim. Whilst Paris, Texas remains his crowning achievement, Wenders has delivered several other highly […]

Black Klansman

This latest joint from director Spike Lee arrives in Australian cinemas on the back of success at European festivals, winning the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes and the Audience Award at Locarno, and having been subjected to an inordinate amount of scrutiny, commentary and analysis, particularly in light of recent events in America. […]

Gallery Updates

The latest batch of images from live music events across Brisbane in recent weeks have been added to the gallery. Shows captured include the Voiid single release at The Foundry and The Fergies at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Caxton Street. Upcoming live music events in the weeks ahead include the Sunlit Sounds, Valley […]