Film review: Game Night

Board games have made for a pleasant family afternoon for millennia (seriously, since the Predynastic and First Dynasty in Egypt), but it’s only recently that they’ve become truly hip. Hip enough for adults to play when there aren’t any kids in sight – or no kids at all. Super cute celebrity couple Kristen Bell and… Continue reading Film review: Game Night


Celebrities: true causes for celebration?

Thoughts on fame and friendship I have a life-long relationship with celebrities and magazines. In primary school, I would giggle with my friends over Girlfriend magazine’s ‘How Embarrassment’ column and Dolly’s ‘Dolly Doctor’. At the age of 11 I graduated from such adolescent publications to Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, which had a lot more to… Continue reading Celebrities: true causes for celebration?

Interview: Ships in the Night #13

During FRINGE WORLD earlier this year, we were treated to many delightful stimulants for the senses, a particularly memorable one being Ships in the Grr. Presented across two separate evenings in the cosy surrounds of SJ Finch’s yurt inside The Blue Room Theatre’s Kaos Room, writers and musicians regaled us with their stories and songs. Audience members were asked to… Continue reading Interview: Ships in the Night #13

Film review: Embrace of the Serpent | Lotterywest Festival Films

Writer/director Ciro Guerra has made a number of impressive achievements in his career thus far, with all three of his feature films being Colombia’s entries in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards in the year of their release. His latest, Embrace of the Serpent, was the first Colombian film to ever… Continue reading Film review: Embrace of the Serpent | Lotterywest Festival Films

Film review: Rams | Lotterywest Festival Films

Iceland: where the jumpers are woolly, the men are woolly, and even the landscapes are woolly – with sheep. At least, that’s how it is in Rams (Hrútar), an Icelandic drama written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson. Two sheep farmers (Sigurður Sigurjónsson as Gummi and Theodór Júlíusson as Kiddi) live on neighbouring blocks of land with mere metres between their homes,… Continue reading Film review: Rams | Lotterywest Festival Films

Film review: The Legend of Barney Thomson | Lotterywest Festival Films

I was a big fan of the Scottish television series Hamish Macbeth as a kid. Robert Carlyle played the title character and I thought he was ace. I enjoyed him very much as Begbie in Trainspotting, and later in The Full Monty. Since the heady days of the mid to late 90s we haven’t seen Carlyle much – so it was… Continue reading Film review: The Legend of Barney Thomson | Lotterywest Festival Films