This House of Grief

Thuy On reviews Helen Garner's newest, much-awaited and highly controversial book, This House of Grief.

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30 September 2014 Category: Books

Charlie's Country

James Douglas reviews the film that led David Gulpilil to win the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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5 August 2014 Category: Film

The Trip to Italy

Anthony Morris reviews the sequel to Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 2010 Lakes District jaunt.

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10 June 2014 Category: Film

The Midnight Dress

Karen Foxlee When 15-year-old Rose Lovell rolls into the north Queensland sugarcane town of Leonora with her no-hoper dad, she’s towing a caravan-full of teen angst and a deep sense of ...

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25 January 2013 Category: Books

Life of Pi

Crouching tigers once again prove no match for the masterful director Ang Lee in his breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of Life of Pi. Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel may have been ...

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11 January 2013 Category: Film

Moone Boy

While the imaginary friend genre hit its high point with Drop Dead Fred (1991), Moone Boy proves there’s plenty of juice left in the tank. The brainchild of actor Chris ...

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11 January 2013 Category: DVD


Villagers Awayland could well be subtitled How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Be in a Band Again. Villagers started as a solo project born out of the sudden 2007 break-up ...

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11 January 2013 Category: Music

New York Drawings

Adrian Tomine In the introduction to Tomine’s wonderful hardback book of illustrations, he ponders why the first question art students always ask him is, “How do you get published in The ...

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11 January 2013 Category: Books

All the way through evening

Speaking about the AIDS epidemic that swept New York’s gay community in the 1980s, singer-poet Perry Brass compares the experience to “living through a war”. Over five years he made ...

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3 December 2012 Category: Film


Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is an assistant funeral director, musical aficionado, passionate Christian and the most popular man in his tiny town of Carthage, Texas. Determined to help others, he ...

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3 December 2012 Category: DVD