Don’t have anything nice to say?

After several weeks offline, I opened my social media accounts and was delighted to see students supporting poets, campaigners respecting our LGBT community and reviewers graciously accepting that not all books are going to be their cup of tea. Oh... Continue Reading →

Sense 8

Where has Sense 8 been all my life? Eight individuals suddenly find their innermost thoughts and feelings shared by seven strangers. Their lives become intertwined as their powerful connection defies the barriers of geography, language, culture, gender, time and even... Continue Reading →

A zombie walks into a bar…

I must say, having recently binged on both the Santa Clarita Diet and Z Nation, the horror comedy hybrid is certainly working for me. In the Santa Clarita Diet Sheila (Drew Barrymore) decries her dowdy wife/bland mum/real estate agent former... Continue Reading →

Buffy Bonanza

Movie marathons require pillows, snacks and the stamina to last the night with your eyes wide open. I think Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back was playing the last time I attempted one. I certainly never expected the Sydney Opera... Continue Reading →

Dirk Gently’s Weird Fun

Frodo Baggins (AKA Elijah Wood) was staring at me from Netflix holding a Corgie, so naturally I hit play. Eight episodes of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency later and I’m still wondering what on earth I’ve just seen. The multi... Continue Reading →

LOTR it’s not you, it’s me

'All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'― J.R.R. Tolkien. I read Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit as a teenager and over the years I’ve tried and failed to conquer The Lord... Continue Reading →

Jasper Jones

You could read Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel Jasper Jones from deep inside your freezer and still feel the oppressive heat of the Australian summer of 1965. There isn’t a single word wasted and every line rings true. Whether thirteen year... Continue Reading →

Black Mirror

‘I didn’t expect to be living in the future but here I fxxking well am,’ quips DCI Karin Parke (Kelly McDonald) in Hated in the Nation, the superb season three finale of Charlie Brooker’s thrilling  Black Mirror. You best get... Continue Reading →

Guilty pleasures

I was one of the slightly unhinged parents caught up in the annual Xmas shopping panic this week. As I explored the toy aisles of one of our large discount retailers, I recognised a ridiculous amount of entertainment tie-ins. I... Continue Reading →

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