The Neon Demon

Nicholas Winding Refn personifies what many would argue filmmaking should be; writers and directors developing original ideas and making the films they want to make, not beholden to the whims of studio executives or the banality of mainstream audience expectations. Certainly at this stage of his career, Refn continues to enjoy the level of creative […]

Fiesta Time Again

It’s hard to believe that Brisbane’s annual Valley Fiesta has already rolled around again with the promise of another feast of FREE live music. The 2016 Valley Fiesta happens this weekend, with music, markets and entertainment throughout Fortitude Valley. Festivities get underway on Friday night (October 28) with the Live and Local band competition on […]

Deepwater Horizon

Peter Berg does not do subtle. The director of Hancock, Battleship and Lone Survivor is all about spectacle over substance, even when dealing with real life events such as the explosion that destroyed the oil rig from which this film gets its name that resulted in the death of 11 workers and the release of […]

Café Society

Perhaps the most prolific director of all (45 features thus far), Woody Allen is a frustrating filmmaker in that the quality of his output fluctuates wildly; from the delightful to the dire. To be fair, most of his recent output has been pretty decent (Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris), but there is always a sense […]

Sweet Sounds on Caxton Street

The 2016 Caxton Street Festival again saw a big crowd on hand to imbibe in plentiful food, drink and live music on a glorious Brisbane day. The live music program included the likes of Last Dinosaurs, Stonefield and Cub Sport and images from the event are in the gallery.

Ball Park Music @ The Triffid

Ball Park Music kicked off their Every Night the Same Dream tour with two sold out home town shows at The Triffid. Images from the show, which also featured Sahara Beck and The Creases, are in the gallery.    

The Girl on the Train

Described as delivering a ‘Hitchcock-style punch’ and possessing ‘Hitchcockian inspirations’, it is hard to imagine Mr Hitchcock being particularly pleased with such comparisons given that The Girl on the Train is a disjointed, somewhat bland thriller that struggles to overcome its fundamental flaw; a cast of characters who are neither likeable nor interesting enough to […]