So Much Music & Stuff

The next couple of weeks will see Brisbane inundated with live music and entertainment options with various festivals and events across the city and suburbs. The 2018 Valley Fiesta is currently underway, running throughout the remainder of this week and across the weekend. Offerings as part of the Fiesta schedule include live music and performances […]

Submergence

German filmmaker Wim Wenders became the object of considerable respect amongst international cinema audiences when he wowed the Cannes Film Festival with his sweetly desolate Americana road movie Paris, Texas in 1984, picking up the Palme d’or and earning almost universal acclaim. Whilst Paris, Texas remains his crowning achievement, Wenders has delivered several other highly […]

Black Klansman

This latest joint from director Spike Lee arrives in Australian cinemas on the back of success at European festivals, winning the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes and the Audience Award at Locarno, and having been subjected to an inordinate amount of scrutiny, commentary and analysis, particularly in light of recent events in America. […]

Gallery Updates

The latest batch of images from live music events across Brisbane in recent weeks have been added to the gallery. Shows captured include the Voiid single release at The Foundry and The Fergies at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Caxton Street. Upcoming live music events in the weeks ahead include the Sunlit Sounds, Valley […]

Summer 1993

It is not surprising to discover that this autobiographical effort from writer/director Carla Simón has garnered myriad awards at international festivals and industry ceremonies because Summer 1993 is an understated gem that is remarkably powerful in its simplicity. Tracking the events in the life of six-year-old Frida in the immediate aftermath of her mother’s death, […]

Darling

Dance, and ballet in particular, has always provided great fodder for engaging screen stories, with the likes of Powell and Pressburger (The Red Shoes) Robert Altman (The Company) and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) amongst those who have drawn, with great success, upon the intensity that permeates the world of professional ballet (the obsessive commitment, the […]

What Will People Say

This second feature from Norwegian writer/director Iram Haq is a searing exploration of the implications for young people in trying to balance familial and cultural expectations with the desire to experience, and engage with, the wider world in which they live. It is a film that should leave you seething in anger at the way […]