Day: 10 March 2021

New Victorian initiative to finance the stories of under-represented screenwriters and filmmakers

Film Victoria, SBS and Arenamedia are teaming up to launch a new initiative that will support low-budget feature films by Victoria’s most creative and diverse filmmakers. Originate is a program designed to turn early draft scripts by diverse and underrepresented voices into production-ready screenplays. The program involves a three-part process delivered by internationally renowned UK-based…

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Film Review: Judas and the Black Messiah delivers with heart and valorous conviction

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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Review: All About Women at the Sydney Opera House addresses inclusivity and your right to be angry

It’s an interesting time to be a woman right now. The news coming out of Canberra of harassment, assault and rape is shining a light on the fact that the “boys club” in this country is still alive and well – and women are, rightfully, angry. Angry that it is 2021 and we are still…

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Dan Sultan to play an exclusive show this month at the Enmore Theatre

Six-time ARIA winner Dan Sultan will grace the stage with an exclusive, one-off performance at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre. In a one-off show on Saturday March 27th, Sultan will entertain audiences with an evening of stories, reflection and music. Sultan is a brilliant raconteur so fans can expect laughter as well as all the heartfelt…

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Tash Sultana

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide 2021 Day 3 – Feat. Tash Sultana, Kaiit and Miiesha

Tash Sultana finished off day three of WOMADelaide in typical brash style. Sultana has a certain way of cajoling, enticing and threatening sounds from their plethora of instruments. They are surrounded by these instruments but is in no way confined by them. As they soar and float around the stage, they set each one off…

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koala cork sofa

Koala’s new cork sofa is a big step towards sustainable homeware

Koala may be best known for their ridiculously popular mattresses in-a-box, but the environmentally conscious furniture brand has just made a big, sustainable statement outside of the bedroom. Sourcing cork from regenerative cork oak trees in the Mediterranean basin, they have managed to produce Australia’s first ever soda made entirely from cork. Yes, cork. Cork…

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Australian director Shannon Murphy amongst BAFTA’s Best Director nominees for Babyteeth

Taking last year’s criticism on board for its predominant exclusion of people of colour and women in the majority of its categories, the British Academy of Film and  Television Arts (BAFTA) has overhauled its 2021 voting process with a far more inclusive mindset. Continuing to throw the eventual Oscar nominations into chaos, this year’s BAFTA…

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Jack Biilmann

Exclusive Single Premiere: Jack Biilmann “Legacy” (2021)

New South Wales-born, now Canberra-based indie-roots singer/songwriter Jack Biilmann is just about to release the first track, “Legacy”, from this forthcoming album Full Circle. We are delighted to be premiering this tune ahead of its release on Friday. “Legacy” features some beautiful crisp guitars fitting the soaring vocals like a glove. Fans of John Butler and…

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Catch Your Flow

Track of the Week: Syrup “Catch Your Flow” (2021)

Brisbane alt-pop duo Syrup are back with their latest single “Catch Your Flow”. Co-produced by Slum Sociable‘s Ed Quinn, “Catch Your Flow” is a certified bop, and should be added to your playlists post haste.  Tackling topics of uncertainty and longing for a ‘sign’ from the universe, the new single blends the duo’s now signature…

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The Last Bookshop

Book Review: Emma Young’s The Last Bookshop is a love song to bookshops and small businesses to warm your heart

Cait Copper loves books. As the owner of Hay Street independent bookshop, Book Fiend, she doesn’t have time for any other kind of love in her life; unless you count the weekly deliveries she makes to her housebound clients. She goes to work, deals with the gamut of questions about why her stock is so…

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Film Review: French Exit is quirky, controlled chaos primarily designed as a showcase for the glorious Michelle Pfeiffer

Towards the beginning of French Exit, Azazel Jacobs‘s at once tragic and surreal comedy, Michelle Pfeiffer‘s initially icy New York socialite Frances Price seemingly mocks the romantic uncertainty of her adult son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges).  “Menstruating?”, she asks when he refuses to divulge any type of answer to his sullenness, confirming screenwriter Patrick deWitt‘s penchant…

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Xbox Bethesda

Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition finalised, Bethesda officially joins Xbox

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda and its attendant studios, has formally concluded. As of today, Bethesda, and every studio under its umbrella, is officially a first-party developer at Xbox. Xbox says it will drop further Bethesda games onto Xbox Game Pass this week to celebrate the acquisition. In…

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