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. The computer display and surrounding items of technology identify the film as being set in some futuristic period. The surrounding ...
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Review by Penny Mulvey
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As I watched, I wondered if I was supposed to understand what, exactly, was going on. Just a few minutes into Richard Ayoade’s latest film, I realised it was not going to be a hopeful comedy of self-realisation and ‘turning one’s life around’. Oh, no. It was going to be a lot more ...
Noah blockbuster makes questionable choices
by Megan Graham
The International Movie Database website describes the plot of Noah this way: “A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an ...
Review by David Flowers
This book traces the parish life and work of Rev David Hodges AM from 1968 to 1983 at the Toorak Uniting Church (TUC). It gives some attention to his ministry thereafter until his retirement in 2006.
Review by Cath James
As someone who works for justice, I confess to entertaining the thought that I might contribute a little to making the world a better place. But this book has challenged my thoughts on this.
52 Tuesdays is 2014’s little Australian film that could. Developed through a South Australian initiative called FilmLab – aimed at producing low budget features for film-makers looking to enter the industry – this picture with a small cast and challenging subject matter has already taken the Crystal Bear prize at the Berlinale Generation 14plus competition.
Proud to be a Wharfie, By Jim Beggs AM, Published by Arcadia
Review by Nigel Tapp
Jim Beggs’ rise to the top of the Waterside Workers’ Federation may never have happened if he had not struck up a conversation with his neighbour and a man akin to the enemy, stevedoring company advisor Tom Uren.
How does someone move on after doing something horrible to another person, or even ending a person’s life? How does someone rebuild a sense of self-worth after being excluded from society for years?
New Australian film Healing promises a lot with its intriguing synopsis, well-established cast and stunning footage by Academy Award winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie. The only thing undermining ...