A review of Stan Grant's exceptional memoir 'Talking To My Country' in anticipation of the documentary film 'The Australian Dream'.
Sex Education is a British series on Netflix about a teenage boy (Otis, played by Asa Butterfield) who together with a schoolmate Maeve (Emma Mackey) start an informal sex therapy business, counselling fellow students on everything from relationship woes to Viagra misadventures. Otis has gleaned some of his skills from his mother Jean (an actual … Continue reading Sex Education review–a show full of humour and heart
I was so excited to discover that I’d be in New York for Indie Bookstore Day! 17 bookstores across Brooklyn were participating with sales, offers and giveaways. With the stores spread across Brooklyn, the absence of a car, and my inability to be in more than one place at once, I only made it to 10 … Continue reading Indie Bookstore Day – Brooklyn 2019
This season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’, along with the usual sexy white people getting drunk and ‘finding connections’, showed many behind-the-scenes type moments: producers stepping in to intervene, cast members’ ‘done with this’ mic removals, and camera-people rushing to set up. (via http://thequotes.in) The reunion episode, in which the ‘cast’ sat on a stage and … Continue reading Review: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ was a Shakespearean Exploration of Performativity and ‘Reality’ and Not at All a Waste of Everyone’s Time
Authentic Thai street food served in a Melbourne city parking lot Image credit: Wayne Taylor 38 Mcilwraith Place Melbourne, what many know as a cavernous and dank Wilson Parking lot, I see as a place reminiscent of my childhood and second home in Thailand. Inside this concrete structure you’ll find the quaint little glass-walled noodle … Continue reading Food Review: Soi 38
The Insta-famous confessional free verse. Short, pithy, fragmented. Line breaks in what seem to me to be arbitrary places. Accompanying sketchy illustrations. Back in my day, we had to write five tercets barefoot in the snow! Uphill! Both ways!
Knight of Cups poster designed by Midnight Marauder There was a time when if I was asked who my favourite living director was, I would have answered Terrence Malick. Seeing The Tree of Life (2011) in the theatre was close to a revelation. It was one of the first arthouse films that I'd ever seen … Continue reading Knight of Cups – Film Review
A review of the greasiest fast food and how well they remedied my hangovers
Contain spoilers for Game of Thrones S8 E3 (of course) Psst, is it safe? Can we talk about it? OK, good. Last week's episode of Game of Thrones was, to put it mildly, a whopper. It aired on Sunday in the US and Monday in Australia, so hopefully by now you've either seen it or … Continue reading Review: The Battle of Winterfell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1kTu2hacaI I remember playing Rise of the Tomb Raider when it came out for PlayStation 4 in 2016 and enjoying it until about eighty percent of the way through when it became dull and predictable. A few years later here I am sitting in front of the sequel. This time around Eidos Montreal are leading … Continue reading Another Temple, Another Artefact – Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review