Sahara Beck @ The Triffid

Bringing her Panacea album tour to the The Triffid on Saturday night (May 27), Sahara Beck captivated the crowd with a powerhouse performance of material new and old. Complete with 7-piece backing band, Beck delivered a set of tunes that incorporated elements of blues, jazz, soul and pop, exuding the maturity and confidence of the seasoned […]

I Smile Back

It is so infuriating to hear I Smile Back labelled as an ‘addiction drama’ because that utterly misrepresents this bleak but honest exploration of Depression and mental illness. Yes, New Jersey housewife Laney Brooks has a dependency on alcohol and drugs, but these are a symptom, rather than a cause, of the anguish that she […]

Snaps About Town

Images from live music events in Brisbane last weekend have been posted in the gallery. Indie Empire at the Empire Hotel featuring Hannah Rosa and Noralyn. Bistroteque at The Flying Cock featuring Slot Machine.

X-Men Apocalypse

In keeping with the 2016 tradition of comic book superheroes turning on each other, this X-Men escapade sees various mutants facing off in a battle to determine the fate of the planet (of course). The problem is that because this story is set in the 1980’s – between X-Men First Class (the fourth movie in […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The biggest failing of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the fact that it never really seems to know what it wants to be. Is it comedy or is it drama? With Tina Fey on board in the lead role and as a producer, along with Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels, it seems reasonable to […]

Captain America: Civil War

This latest addition to the Marvel perpetual movie franchising machine is actually a better movie than the last Avengers outing and I can’t help but wonder if the absence of both Thor and The Hulk – two of the more ludicrous Marvel characters – has something to do with it. Notwithstanding these absences, Captain America: […]

Florence Foster Jenkins

When it comes to films with a lead female character aged 50 or over, it seems as though there is a shortlist of potential actresses that comprises just four names: Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Having worked with both Mirren (The Queen) and Dench (Mrs Henderson Presents, Philomena) in the recent […]