Human, Not Too Human – Son of God

Diego Morgado as Jesus MOVIE  l  Son of God  l  M Son of God, adapted from the miniseries The Bible produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, is an odd project.

Silent witness

Diarmaid MacCulloch Credit Chris Gibbions Adelaide-Festival Alexander Cruden, that grimly indefatigable one-man biblical search-engine of the eighteenth century, … prefaced his collection of usages of the word ‘silence’

VIC Workers March on Parliament

In a sharp contrast to the largely middle-class post-budget marches and student protest rallies in Melbourne and other Australian capitals, today’s march from Trades Hall to Parliament House was made up principally of un

Borrowing God come election time

#LovesMakesAWay outside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s office The recent #LoveMakesAWay protests in Melbourne and Sydney, involving church leaders and activists from the major Christian denominations, shone a lig

A time to be born and a time to die

MOVIE  l  The Zero Theorem  l  M Terry Gilliam’s latest film opens with a naked man sitting in a chair in the middle of an abandoned church, gazing at a computer display of a vast black hole in space.

Heard but not seen

From L-R actors Alexandra Holden, writer/director Lake Bell, Fred Melamed In A World… (MA 15+) There’s an odd prologue to this review.

War Games Inc

A scene from Spec Ops: The Line Review by Emmet O’Cuana Within days of the horrific murder of Luke Batty by his mentally ill father, a local conservative lobby group – in a shameful display of opportunism –  has seized u

Shock the middle class

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan Le Week-End (M) Review by Emmet O’Cuana Le Week-End opens with an anxiously bickering couple travelling to Paris via the Channel Tunnel.

Truth, not fiction

Solomon Northrup / from Saratoga Springs, free papers in my pocket, violin / under arm, my new friends Brown and Hamilton by my side The Abduction, Rita Dove In his review for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, the cre