Category Archives: Features

Six things we learned from the first episode of Genius of the Modern World on Foxtel’s History Channel

Historian Bettany Hughes is presenting a new series on Foxtel’s History channel called Genius of the Modern World. It’s a three-part series about Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. It also follows on from her previous television shows about the Ancient World where she covered Buddha, Confucius and Socrates. We have put together the top six things we learned from episode 1.... Continue Reading

Five things to expect from the new BBC First series Taboo

Brought to our screens by producer Ridley Scott, writer and co-creator Stephen Knight of Peaky Blinders fame (read our interview HERE), actor Tom Hardy and his father Edward “Chips” Hardy, the new eight part series Taboo takes us back to 1814, where Hardy’s character James Keziah Delaney returns to his hometown after the death of his father to lay his claim to a plot of land left to him in the will. The only catch is that he had long been presumed dead – and may very well have been at some point. So the question becomes – what happened to him, and why did he really come back?... Continue Reading

The run down on the new Netflix tax, and how it will impact your streaming

In case you haven’t heard, our Netflix prices are on the rise this week as the new “Netflix Tax” comes into effect on Saturday. But before you go ahead and cancel your subscription (or ask your parent/SO/friend whose Netflix account you’ve been leeching off the whole time to do so), here is everything you need to you know in time for your Saturday Netflix binge.... Continue Reading

Angelo Badalamenti’s soundtrack from the original Twin Peaks continues to dream on

And as the last note from “Love Theme” fades, David Lynch pats Angelo Badalamenti on the back, before leaning closer to whisper, “you are my muse.” Angelo, caressing the hand resting on his back,  returns “and you mine.” The two, now with hands clasped, are shrouded by a ring of light, a light that grows outwards, piercing the room and reaching into the sky before vanishing in a galvanic flash; revealing a composing-directing singularity where two men had previously sat.... Continue Reading

Eight things we’re hoping to see from the return of Twin Peaks

After twenty-six years Twin Peaks breathes once more. The series formerly declared dead by director David Lynch, will return following two and a half decades of speculation and fan civil war (born by the closing scene of the final episode – Beyond Life and Death). Its revival beckons the Lynchian cult to raise their lighters to the sky and ceremoniously burn photos of the 1990’s ABC executives responsible for the show’s cancellation. Or was the hiatus just another part of the narrative? It’s only the first end that we want to see tied when Twin Peaks returns on Monday, exclusively on Stan Australia.... Continue Reading