Scared of What Exactly?

The ignorance and disregard for young people demonstrated by members of the Australian Government in recent days has been disturbing and disgusting. The attacks on the Safe Schools program that is being implemented in over 500 Australian schools is typical of an administration that has thrived on creating and maintaining divisiveness within the Australian community. Cory Bernardi and his […]

Deadpool

Unlike so many superhero action flicks, Deadpool can never be accused of taking itself too seriously. If you have seen the trailer, you should know what to expect with wisecracks aplenty from the titular character played, as he did in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, by Ryan Reynolds, albeit in a vastly different guise on this occasion. […]

Uniform Changes a Great Move

In another great story about progressive educators who are putting their students first, the new uniform policy at Sydney’s Newtown High School of the Performing Arts  allows “students to wear boys or girls uniforms regardless of their gender.” Furthermore, whilst transitioning students previously had to seek special approval to access alternative toilets, students no longer need to seek formal permission. […]

All Hail an Education Hero

Queensland has a new hero! Paul Thomson, the principal at Kimberley College has taken a stand against the all-pervasive NAPLAN testing regime that has infected Queensland schools. According to a story published in the Courier-Mail today, only a dozen of the more than 300 eligible students at the school sat the NAPLAN tests last year […]

Trumbo

There couldn’t be a more relevant time for Trumbo to be in cinemas given the hysteria sweeping America with regard to the ‘threat’ posed by those from other countries, cultures and/or religious persuasions. Whilst governments of today use immigration and ‘boat people’ as a tactic to create a sense of panic amongst the populous and […]

Sisters

While watching Sisters you will invariably sense that you have seen this move before. However, aside from the obvious differences – such as the fact that our two irresponsible adults trying to relive their youth are women – the thing that sets this apart from other films of this ilk is the crackling chemistry between […]

Brooklyn

Sometimes a film can fail to resonate despite being of the highest quality in every aspect of production. The direction is solid, the acting excellent and the design exquisite, yet somehow it leaves you underwhelmed even in your appreciation of everything that is good about it. Such is the case with Brooklyn, the latest in […]