Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

“Attack the Block”, or “Innit Blud” by Caitlin McGrane

March 27, 2012


I’m not a fan of monster films, finding them mostly unbelievably boring and predictable (two things I cannot abide). However, when my dad rang from the streets of Bogota in Columbia, I was not expecting him to suggest we go and see Attack the Block as a family when he returned home. The major draw: […]

The 5 Most Controversial Films in Australian History by Jake Robinson

March 23, 2012


***WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL MATERIAL AWAITS*** Media enquiries, Andrew Bolt and Serbian horror films have re-ignited the simmering undercurrents of debate through Australia over the rights to free expression. Unlike in America where the right is enshrined in the Constitution, here we have only an implied right of political communication. Our rights of expression are moderated through […]

“The Vampire Diaries”: Judge away, at least I’m happy by Matilda Dixon-Smith

March 15, 2012


Dear readers, I wish I could say “I survived the blood-sucking epidemic”; that the Vamp-Romp phenomenon failed to suck (LOL) me in. To say that would be lying—and I would never lie to you. I read the Twilight books, I indulged in two seasons of True Blood, I also rather enjoyed BBC’s excellent Being Human. It’s safe to say that […]

The Enchanting Allure of “The Lovely Bones” by Joseph Misuraca

March 6, 2012


I put down Alice Sebold’s 2002 debut novel, The Lovely Bones and was left wondering why this was such a magical read. I had viewed Peter Jackson’s 2009 movie adaptation and thought the critics’ comments were harsh. This is an underrated film and it is simply marvellous. I have been pondering the age-old question: what […]

Jake Robinson reviews Independent ‘Americana’ artist Doug Prescott

March 2, 2012


What do you expect form an artist labelling themselves as ‘truly American’? When the new disk from independent Americana artist Doug Prescott whisked its way across my cyber desk, I began to wonder. ‘Americana’ as a genre is an American radio construction, designed to fit the those who fall between the labelled gaps of country […]