The Smartest Kids in The World?

Amanda Ripley is a literary journalist and author of The Smartest Kids in the World, a book that examines the various education systems around the world and why some are producing much better outcomes for students. Whilst the book focuses on comparisons between the United States and specific countries with outstanding educational outcomes, there is […]

Upcoming Events

There are a couple of good events coming up over the next few weeks, both of which are at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Nikon-Walkley On Thursday, September 5 is the Nikon-Walkley Slide Night featuring the latest works by some of Australia’s most talented and passionate photographers. This is night for anybody who is a photographer (whether […]

What Maisie Knew

Whether a cocaine snorting porn star in Boogie Nights, a money-grabbing trophy wife in Magnolia or an unfaithful lesbian mother in The Kids Are All Right, four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore’s willingness to tackle unconventional or even somewhat unlikeable characters has helped establish the flame-haired actress as one of Hollywood’s most genuine and in-demand […]

Kick Ass 2

It is very rare that a sequel ever matches the quality of the film which precedes it and, when the original is a film that enjoys a cult following, the pressure and expectation on the follow-up is increased significantly. Such is the case with Kick Ass 2, the sequel to the hugely popular comic book […]

A Week To Go

There is just one week to go before Mr C takes part in the Bridge to Brisbane 10 kilometre fun run in Brisbane on September 1. I am running the event to raise money and awareness for Beyond Blue: The National Depression Initiative and their efforts to assist those suffering from depression and anxiety. If […]

Frances Ha

There are so many good things about Frances Ha, the latest film from Noah Baumbach, that it’s hard to know where to start. The film privileges character over action in what is a simple yet utterly delightful examination of friendship that never becomes maudlin or overly sentimental. The film possesses charm and mirth in spades […]