Everybody Wants Some

Following the universal admiration that was directed – and deservedly so – at Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making contemporary classic Boyhood, the anticipation surrounding the director’s next movie has been considerable. Marketed as a ‘spiritual’ sequel to Linklater’s 1993 effort Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some is a wonderfully witty exploration of what it’s like to be […]

In Character at GoMA

The ‘In Character’ film program currently screening at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) Cinemateque features a collection of films selected to complement the Cindy Sherman photographic exhibition that runs at GoMA until October 3. The program brings together films in which the actresses and/or their characters challenge our expectations of behaviour. There are […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Although this buddy comedy from Taika Waititi ticks all of the typical conventions for such a film and is very funny , Hunt for the Wilderpeople is much more than the sum of its laughs. Waititi’s fourth feature is a whacky, whimsical adventure in which a fat kid and a curmudgeon come together to form […]

Pick Your Favourite Pic

The Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards are an annual celebration of images that reflect Brisbane’s history, social vibrancy and creative lifestyle. Open to Australian photographers, the competition seeks images that reflect the “expressive, energetic and enthusiastic Brisbane”. Cash prizes are awarded to the three categories, with $10 000 to the winner of the open section. The […]

WEFF is On Again This Weekend

The West End Film Festival is on again in Brisbane this weekend, with a tasty selection of Australian short films and music videos on the menu. Now in its 7th year, the festival has become a popular fixture on the local festival circuit with more than 500 people attending the 2015 event. Presented by the […]

QFF Screening Schedule Released 

The screening program for the 2016 Queensland Film Festival has been released and, as expected, there is a very eclectic collection of 20 features and 20 short films for movie buffs to savour, 19 of which will be Australian premieres. Running from July 15 to July 24 at New Farm Cinemas, the QFF program is […]

We Need to Get Serious About Bullying

I find it hard to believe that the front page story in today’s Courier-Mail that outlines the desperate measures taken by a 13-year-old girl in a bid to secure help in dealing with schoolyard bullying would come as a surprise to anybody. It is hardly a secret that bullying is rampant in Queensland schools and that […]