Day: 2 February 2021

Sundance Film Festival Review: Judas and the Black Messiah is an impactful drama that’s all too aware of its topical relevance

February 2, 2021

After proving a formidable plot point in last year’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 – however secondary it may have been – the killing of Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton in 1969, at the age of only 21 years, is given the right, timely treatment in Shaka King‘s equally impactful (perhaps even more so) […]

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Sundance Film Festival Review: The Blazing World is a tarnished world of immense beauty

February 2, 2021

The Blazing World is the type of film where the ideas of logic, plot or conventional storytelling need not apply; and that is absolutely fine with the story it is telling. Expanded from a short film of the same name, it is the feature-length directorial debut from established actress turned writer/director Carlson Young. The short […]

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SEABASS

Exclusive Video Premiere: SEABASS “Always Kidding” (2021)

February 2, 2021

Adelaide-based indie-rock quartet SEABASS have dropped “Always Kidding”, the title-track off their debut EP. It’s a beautifully emotive song, with warm harmonies, and a comforting nostalgic feel about it.  We’re excited to have the first look at the video for “Always Kidding”, which has a strong visual deftly complementing the tone of the track. The […]

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Win a moto g 5G plus smartphone from Motorola worth $499

February 2, 2021

Built to work seamlessly across both 4G and 5G networks is the new moto g 5G plus from Motorola. And given how strong their smartphone offerings have been lately, it’s safe to expect big things from such a feature-rich set. Bolstering those blazingly fast speeds you’ve got a quad-camera set-up, led by a 48MP sensor […]

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Born Into This

Book Review: Adam Thompson’s Born Into This spotlights Tasmania and its people

February 2, 2021

The Tasmanian landscape and a whole host of engaging, charming and well drawn characters populate the stories that make up Born Into This, the debut short story collection from Adam Thompson; an emerging Aboriginal (pakana) author from Tasmania.  The collection comprises sixteen stories, often brief, but always impactful. In spite of this brevity, Thompson is […]

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Sundance Film Festival Review: Try Harder! is a delightful documentary about the high school experience and overcoming impossible expectations

February 2, 2021

Starting on a personal note, when I heard about the documentary Try Harder and its premise, I had traumatic flashbacks to my own time as a student. The relentless studying, the overbearing parenting, the exaggerated expectations, the regrettably embarrassing actions; it all came flooding back. That is when I knew that I had to watch […]

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Review: The Hives’ Sydney leg of their digital World Tour (28.01.21)

February 2, 2021

“You’ve seen live streams before, but not like this,” The Hives lead singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist promised early as the Swedish garage rockers tried something a little different with a “Sydney show” last Thursday. The Swedish five-piece had launched a World Wide Web World Tour with six different dates across the globe including Berlin, London, […]

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