Category Archives: Australian

Film Review: Breath (Australia, 2017) thrives on deflecting expectation and wallowing in its own ethereal state

After a near two-decade absence from the Australian film industry, Simon Baker makes a glorious (ahem) splash with the soulful Breath.  Taking cue from the evocative descriptions set about in Tim Winton‘s 2008 novel, Baker proves both assured and affectionate as he takes directorial duties for an equally vivid and placid coming-of-age tale that benefits from its inexperienced ensemble.... Continue Reading

Ever want to record your own song? Applications now open for new ABC series The Recording Studio

The ABC will open the doors of its world class recording studios to everyday Australians, asking the question, if you could record just one song, what would it be? Be it a personal tale, or a pop hit waiting to grace the ears of the world, The Recording Studio is promising to offer a fresh take on what it takes to create music.... Continue Reading

New Australian features Honour and Bollywood Downunder announced as part of ACCTA initiative

Honour and Bollywood Downunder were both announced this week at a gala function held in Mumbai, India, as two brand new Australian films, as part of the launch of the 2018 Asia International Engagement Program, an initiative of The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).... Continue Reading

The Third American Essentials Film Festival announces its packed program

The American Essentials Film Festival will celebrate its third outing from 8 May across Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, exclusively at Palace Cinemas. The festival will look to present twenty-two of the best contemporary American independent films in honour of L.A. The festival will be presented by Discover Los Angeles in association with American Airlines.... Continue Reading

Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Microsoft Store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall will be hosting a brand new course these school holidays centred entirely around teaching students about what it takes to succeed in the rapidly emerging world of competitive esports. Continue reading Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate

I know, that headline doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here’s what’s up: Microsoft dropped their latest piece of kit, the Surface Pro with 4G this morning which is good news for tech fans looking for their new portable machine. Not content to run a typical marketing campaign, Microsoft AU decided to send Australian DJ Basenji into the sky with his whole studio and one of the new Surface Pro’s with the goal using the device to create his new set, perform it on the spot and put it online without ever coming down to land. Continue reading The Surface Pro with 4G is out in Australia today, here’s a Basenji set in a hot air balloon to celebrate