It is always amusing when a film somehow manages to generate a wave of rhetoric and faux outrage upon release and few have had such a polarising effect on audiences in recent times than this latest offering from Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream). Some of the commentary has bordered on […]

The Dancer

The casting of French actress-musician Soko in the lead role is perhaps the biggest strength of this biopic that explores the life and work of Belle Epoque dancer Loie Fuller. In a film that has seemingly taken many liberties with the facts, Soko manages to make the central character a sympathetic figure despite a refusal […]

Patti Cakes

Stories about those for whom music – and rap/hip-hop in particular – have proven an escape from economic and social marginalisation are plentiful and several have already been committed to celluloid via real life re-enactments of the lives of performers such as Eminem (8 Mile), NWA (Straight Outta Compton) and 50 Cent (Get Rich or […]

Big Sound Shots

Big Sound is done for another year with Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley hosting more than 130 new and established Australian and international artists across 18 venues over three nights. Always one of the highlights of Brisbane’s live music calendar, this year saw an expanded schedule of showcase performances staged in conjunction with the Big Sound Music Conference. […]

Marvel at GoMA

For those who missed Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), a selection of images from the exhibition have been added to the gallery. The gallery also includes photos from the GoMA Up Late performance from Olympia that coincided with the exhibition.


It is hard to imagine anybody other than Todd Haynes bringing this work to the screen and we should be very thankful that he did. Adapted by Brian Selznick from his own book, Wonderstruck is for the birth of museums what Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret (filmed as Hugo by Martin Scorcese) is for […]

Broken Ghost

Directed by Australian filmmaker Richard Gray (Summer Coda) and shot on location around Livingstone, Montana in the northwest of the United States, Broken Ghost is a mystery drama that combines a lot of interesting elements but ultimately fails to bring them all together in an entirely convincing way.  The screenplay by Abe Pogos, who has […]