Arts


POSTERED……………….A 1970’s Poster Exhibition!

What were you doing in 1970’s? I know there’s the joke about if you can remember the 60’s (or was that the 1970’s?) you weren’t there! I took a trip (unintentional pun) today and found myself in a small university art gallery in the regional city of Bendigo where I…

19 March 2019 | Arts

Top 10 Films on Netflix March 2019

Here in Australia we’ve roasted with heat wave conditions for months now, but this weekend something happened. The air took on a different feel, the weather cooled, the colour of leaves started to turn and it was time to take the furry rug out of the cupboard. I look forward…

11 March 2019 | Arts

BlacKKKlansman

Spike Lee won Best Director at last week’s Oscars for Blackkklansman.  Deservedly so, for if films are made to bring about an emotional response from the audience, this one achieved its goal. This is a tough film to watch because it a tough subject. The Ku Klux Klan and racism…

4 March 2019 | Arts

Highlights of The Oscars 2019

What a night it was! After all the mix ups of previous years and the “withdrawal of offer” on this year’s host   (more social media scandal) the Academy is to be congratulated on a well –crafted, professional Oscars ceremony. This ceremony will always have heart, tears and political messages. What…

25 February 2019 | Arts

Green Book – Best Film Oscar

So very thrilled that Green Book won best film at 2019 Oscars.!! This film has a soft heart and sharp edges.  It’s excellent and faced strong competition from Black Klansman, Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Roma and other films. The story is essentially a road trip of two people with…

25 February 2019 | Arts

The Oscars……. did you know?

The 2019 Oscars season is here with the ceremony taking place in LA on Sunday night.  (Monday 12 noon for Australian audiences) Here are some snippets and predictions The 2019 ceremony will have no host! Yep- How does that work? An all singing, all dancing comedic host of the Oscars…

24 February 2019 | Arts

Lunch With Leonard

A mild, moody day at the beach this week led me to the bookshop and the purchase of The Flame, a collection of poetry and writings of Leonard Cohen. This is truly the last chapter in the great songwriter and musician’s life. It’s a collection that in the last months…

21 February 2019 | Arts

If Beale Street Could Talk

This film is the quiet achiever. It crept up on the nominations list for the academy awards and suddenly it is being reviewed, noticed and applauded. “Jenkins’ Beale street adaption is a richly layered and beautifully atmospheric work of cinematic poetry.”  (Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant) https://screenrant.com The story is an…

18 February 2019 | Arts

The Cry TV Drama

This psychological thriller is based on the book by the same name written by Helen Fitzgerald. The 4 part drama series was produced for the BBC and showed on this channel in September 2018. Australia has just seen the mini- series on the ABC.  Synchronicity films and Screen Australia collaborated…

13 February 2019 | Arts