Timetables – The Enemy of Creativity

Originally posted on Educationed:
I’m writing this while sitting next to two students who are editing a short film. One just turned to the other, and in an expression of pure joy, exclaimed, “OMG! I literally have goosebumps right now!”, in reference to her creation. More on this later… Currently, the vast majority of my students…

I Feel Pretty

Whilst this latest Amy Schumer vehicle is never going to be remembered as a comedy classic, or the damning critique of societal superficiality surrounding body image that perhaps the makers intended, it is thankfully much better than the trailer leads us to believe. It is not the first film that has had its box office […]

Curious Affections at GoMA

Currently screening at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) Cinemateque, the Curious Affections film program features titles selected by artist Patricia Piccinini, whose retrospective exhibition occupies the entire ground floor of GoMA and features her most recognisable works from the last 20 years. A reflection of Piccinini’s interests in science, storytelling and empathy, the film […]

Festival Snaps

With the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games having come to an end, so to has the Festival 2018 program that saw free music and arts events across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and North Queensland. The live music program featured performances from the likes of Amy Shark, Sahara Beck, Airling, Regurgitator, Jeremy Neale and Bob Evans […]

A Quiet Place

Billed as a horror film, this third directorial effort from The Office alumni John Krasinski is more a suspenseful sci-fi drama that posits an interesting predicament for those eking out an existence in a post-apocalyptic society. Every day for the Abbott family is one that requires great care and attention to detail in everything they […]

Festival Begins

Whilst the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games brings worldwide exposure and tourism dollars to Queensland and the opportunity for Australia to thrash 50+ mostly poorer nations in various sporting events over the course of 12 days, it is Festival 2018 running in conjunction with the games that should have arts and music lovers excited. A feast of free entertainment including live music, […]

Ismael’s Ghosts

There is the promise of three or four good movies in Ismael’s Ghosts, but in trying to meld so many potentially interesting narrative ideas into one, director Arnaud Desplechin has ultimately produced something that lacks cohesiveness and overstays its welcome without ever offering any kind of resolution to anything. There is certainly nothing straightforward in […]