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  • The Burnt Orange Heresy

    The Burnt Orange Heresy

    ★★

    All I could hear the whole time was Ralph Wiggum saying, “The fly symbolises obviousness!”

  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation

    - The most colourless, grey movie I think I’ve ever seen. 
    - Either Jai Courtney or Sam Worthington star in this movie. I have never learnt the difference between them, and refuse to. Is this the guy from Avatar? Reader, I honestly do not know. One of them is in Wrath of the Titans. Are they both Australian? Honestly, a mystery.
    - The self-mythologising melodrama of the long, pregnant pauses before “Come with me if you want to live” and…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    Should an artist be held responsible for the ways their art could be interpreted by horrible people? Do technical achievements nullify sub-par messaging? Is Todd Philips an idiot? The Joker wrestles with all these questions (by accident) and it’s probably better off for it- only by accidentally starting conversations about the nature of art in a politically fractured world does it come close to saying anything new or interesting or different. Joker has all the hallmarks of Oscarish prestige- it’s…

  • In My Blood It Runs

    In My Blood It Runs

    ★★★★★

    To say that the Australian education system does not cater for Aboriginal students is a gross misrepresentation; the system is not set up for Inuits, or Korean speakers. The Australian education system actively and ruthlessly punishes Aboriginal students for the Aboriginality, forcing them into a system designed to maliciously erode the tenuous strands of culture that survived the initial decades of attempted genocide.

    “I will speak to the Prime Minister, and I will say, ‘Stop killing Aboriginal people.’