Category Archives: Australian

Film Review: Dance Academy: The Movie (Australia, 2017) still knows how to create great teen drama

Dance Academy was one of the shows that defined by teenage years. I was by no means a dancer; yet the representation of real, raw teenage issues was presented in an Australian spotlight – especially on a network that was rather lukewarm at the time (ABC3, now branded as ABCME) was addictive for an entire generation of Australian school kids.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Paradigm (PC/Mac, 2017) is a Beautiful Specimen

There are two kinds of people in the world – people that will love Paradigm, and people that can’t stand to see perfection. Paradigm is everything that it needs to be – uncomfortably strange, genuinely hilarious, oddly touching and highly memorable, all at once. For a game that stars a deformed, vaguely European mutant and his sentient tumour, that’s no mean feat. Paradigm feels like a sexually-charge love letter to the point-and-click adventure genre, with the game peppered with wonderfully unsubtle references to the classics. Taking inspiration from the Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island games, as well as almost everything in between, Perth-based games developer Jacob Janerka crafts a bafflingly original and hilariously charming story in Paradigm. Continue reading Video Games Review: Paradigm (PC/Mac, 2017) is a Beautiful Specimen

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic-Con – Royal Adelaide Showgrounds (1st and 2nd April 2017)

Kerrie Geier brings us a taste of the huge 2017 Oz Comic-Con weekend in Adelaide, featuring Arthur Darvill, Melissa Joan Hart, Brent Spiner, Brian O’Halloran, Tricia Helfer, Torri Higginson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Sasha Roiz, Charles Martinet as well as some incredible Cosplayers and fans.... Continue Reading

GX Australia will not return in 2018

GX Australia, Australia’s only video games convention dedicated to LGBTQ+ developers and fans, will open the doors on its second and — for now — final show next month. The news that the show will not be back in 2018 was announced this morning via the show’s official Kickstarter page. Continue reading GX Australia will not return in 2018

Australian Director Emma Franz talks about her poignant documentary Bill Frisell, A Portrait at SXSW

Australian Director Emma Franz‘s poignant documentary Bill Frisell, A Portrait premiered earlier this month at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The film is, as the name suggests, a portrait on the much loved musician Bill Frisell, both in his own words and through interviews with iconic artists like Bonnie Raitt and Paul Simon. I sat down with Emma in the lobby of the Hilton hotel not long after the film premiered to talk about the screening, the film, Bill and the legends that came together to make it all possible.... Continue Reading