A Word from the Publisher

Are Eagles fans getting a bum steer at the new billion-dollar stadium? Certainly that’s the view of diehard Eagles fan, journalist Lindy Brophy. She tells us how...
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New Stadium: Unhappy Eagles Fans Sidelined

    “We’re on the way to the footy.  Everybody’s  excited!” I sent this text message to my son in Sydney, while on the train, en route to the first AFL game at the new...
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Meeting Ring of Fire Explorer Lawrence Blair

    Way back in the 1980s, I remember sitting down with my parents every Sunday evening to watch the BBC TV series, Ring of Fire. This Indonesian odyssey documented the...
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Film: Pop Aye

      The bond between a disillusioned architect and a majestic elephant is the focus of this appealing film by writer-director Kirsten Tan. “You’re just like me –...
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Recipe: Nutty Biscuits from ‘Healthy Hormones’

      Who’d have thought such decadent dainties could be so good for you? Try these delicious nut biscuits from the new Belinda Kirkpatrick and Ainsley...
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Film: The Death of Stalin

Film: The Death of Stalin

  Black comedy couldn’t get much darker than in this film, which was banned in the Soviet Union. Directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep, The Thick of It) it is loosely based on a French graphic novel by Fabian Nury and Thierry Robin about... read more
Powerful Doco: Human Flow

Powerful Doco: Human Flow

  Renowned Chinese activist director Ai Weiwei travelled the world to capture the vast scale of today’s never-ending flood of refugees in his powerful documentary, Human Flow. The film is a monumental project, with harrowing cinematography of refugees in 23... read more
Film: Under the Tree

Film: Under the Tree

    This is the Australian premiere and the third feature film from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurjonsson. It is set in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, where there is a vibrant film culture funded by the government. It is a black comedy/drama, spiced... read more
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