The Zombies are Coming

The undead will be unleashed on Brisbane this weekend when the annual Zombie Walk takes to the streets of West End on Sunday afternoon (October 5). First staged in 2006, the Brisbane Zombie Walk is an annual event to raise money and awareness for the Brain Foundation. The 2013 walk was held at the RNA […]

The Immigrant

James Gray obviously has a strong connection with New York; that much is obvious from watching the five feature films he has directed. Each of these offerings are set in the city that never sleeps and, in each case, the city itself is more than just a backdrop. The social and political fabric of New […]

Education Update #27

A Six Step Process For Teaching Argument Analysis How “basic” this is depends on who your audience is, but this is more of an overview to help students systematically look at an argument piece by piece–and these are the pieces. This is one of the organizers I use as a teacher–there’s a lot here, from […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If it looks like a Michael Bay film and it sounds like a Michael Bay film, then it probably is a Michael Bay film. Therefore, it was no real surprise to learn that Bay served as producer on this latest screen incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Although directed by Jonathan Liebesman – whose previous […]

Forbidden Hollywood at GoMA

Commencing this Friday (September 26) in the Australian Cinemateque at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is a fantastic season of classic films that celebrate the creative freedom afforded to Hollywood filmmakers immediately prior to the introduction of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1934. Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of Pre-Code Cinema explores that […]

GOA Billboards Photo Comp Winners Revealed

The winners of the GOA Billboards Project Photographic Competition have been announced, with Kaiana Tuala from Runcorn State High School taking out the Schools Category with an image that is simple but very effective in delivering a message about the significance of ANZAC within a contemporary context. Runners-up in the Schools Category were Dilara Ulkutas […]

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

When Sin City was released in 2005, it captured the imagination of both move and comic book fans, drew praise from critics for its ground-breaking visual style and moved Mexican-American director Robert Rodriguez closer to the mainstream than he had ever been before. It was a masterful rendering of the dark, violent world of the […]