Leviathan – A modern day book of Job

“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” – Job 2:10 Andrei  Zvyagintsev’s fourth feature film has been wrapped up in political controversy in Russia.

White man’s burden

While browsing at a market on the weekend, I stopped at a stall selling classic film photo-books.

Smile for the Camera! – Pancake Day 2015

UnitingCare’s annual Pancake Day fundraiser has been a smashing success thanks to generous members of the local community, with nearly 400 events registered across Victoria and Tasmania.

Ignorance and virtue in Birdman

Michael Keaton Birdman arrives on Australian screens in the middle of a popular rush of support in the run up to the Oscars.

Graphic history – the Anzac legend

DAVE Dye’s The Anzac Legend DAVE Dye’s The Anzac Legend is an extremely well-researched illustrated graphic novel that describes the initial landing at Gallipoli. At 218 pages, it represents years of work.

Long lazy reads for a long lazy summer

Holiday season is here again. The days are getting warmer and the invitation to feel hot sand between your toes is too tempting to ignore. Then, before you know it, it is Christmas.

Boyhood’s memory

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood MOVIE  l  Boyhood   l  M It seems again that it is time to learn, In this untiring, crumbling place of growth To which, for the time being, I return.

Satan Getting Behind the Times

Eric Bana in Deliver Us From Evil MOVIE  l  Deliver Us From Evil   l  MA 15+ The latest demonic thriller from Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) loudly proclaims itself to be based on true events.

The Gospel According to John Michael McDonagh

Brendan Gleeson in CALVARY Movie  l  Calvary   l  MA 15+ Calvary is a film that takes a long, hard look at the clerical sex abuse scandals that have increasingly dominated Irish newspaper headlines since the mid-90’s.