Film Review: The Way, Way Back


· Thursday, August 8, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


Oh for a pure comedy. One where the laughs aren’t put on hold because of some heart-warming resolution or because it’s “important” that you understand this is the…

Film Review: Now You See Me


· Thursday, August 8, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


In Now You See Me, four magicians, the best of their craft, are summoned by an unknown person. Together they take the world by storm and play to…

Film Review: World War Z


· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


If you ignore the ridiculous plot, the nonsense scene segues, the overwrought emotion, the average acting, the perfect nuclear family, Brad Pitt’s never changing facial hair, the pointless attempt at making an environmental statement, the inconsistencies in how zombies are made, move and are motivated, the medical impossibilities, the unintentionally comic portrayal of zombies and the lack of blood, then World War Z isn’t too bad a film.

DVD Review: You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger (2010)


· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


In Tall, Dark Stranger two London couples, the aging, now divorced Helena (Gemma Jones) and Alfie (Anthony Hopkins), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and her husband Roy (Josh Brolin), claim the right to the pursuit of happiness.

Film Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks


· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


This is the first documentary I have reviewed for the South Sydney Herald and there’s a reason for that. Most documentaries aren’t created for their entertainment value, so I don’t bother seeing them.

Red Ochre accolade for David Gulpilil


· Saturday, June 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


The Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board recently celebrated the sixth annual National Indigenous Arts Awards at the Sydney Opera House on May 27.

Guardian regifts to after-school carers


· Sunday, June 2, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


Season 2 of Redfern Now is currently in production and no doubt many people will be waiting to see it when it goes to air. When one of the new episodes, “Consequences” – written and directed by Indigenous actor and director, Leah Purcell – required expertise and props for a funeral scene, the Redfern Now production team called on Guardian Funerals. Staff from Guardian Funerals were warmly welcomed by the entire crew on both days of the shoot and enjoyed being introduced to life on set. They provided a hearse, a coffin and other equipment.

Film Review: The Croods


· Tuesday, May 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


The Croods are a family of pre-historic cave dwellers whose precarious existence is torn apart by continental drift featuring violent earthquakes and volcanoes. Now, as a geologist (really) this prehistoric understanding of plate tectonics made The Croods very difficult to watch. My 5 year old didn’t seem to mind though, indeed he quite enjoyed it.

Film School provides experience, promotes exploration


· Tuesday, May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment 


Redfern is home to many artists and creatives, which is reflected by local businesses like antique and vintage shops, art galleries, film and music production companies. The Sydney Film School was established in 2004 by a group of filmmakers and educators from the University of Sydney who wanted to take a step towards a more practical education, in industry-recognised facilities. Saturday April 13 saw the school’s Open Day, where potential students could discover the facilities, watch students’ works and talk with educators.

Cloud Atlas: Film Review


· Tuesday, April 2, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


So that’s the lesson out of the way. Now we can discuss what an extraordinary achievement just making the film (almost) work is. For Cloud Atlas is not…