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Film Review: To Olivia

Director:      John Hay Cast:    Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes, Conleth Hill, Sam Heughan, Geoffrey Palmer, Darcey Ewart Rating:       M Running Time:       99 Australian Distributor:      Icon Films   Roald Dahl (1916-90) was a celebrated English writer known for his children’s books and short stories with a deliciously subversive twist. But his life was also fraught with sadness as we discover in this lush Hollywood-style biopic – based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s biography, Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life.  Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes starRead More


Women Who Rock Benefit Concert

WHAT: The 5th Annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert, Presented by Gibson is coming this Sunday, May 22 to The Novo in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate influential musicians in music and raise funds and awareness for life-saving women’s health research. WHO: Sunday’s milestone event will feature a headlining set from the 4x GRAMMY- winning singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, as well as performances from the all-female mariachi group Flor De Toloache, singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe, DJ Daisy O’Dell, and emerging artist Graciela. Jordin Sparks, the GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/actress, and season six winner of American Idol will be the official emcee for the concert and auction. WHY: All proceeds from the WWR concert and auction will goRead More


The Charlatans Australian Tour 2022

One of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands THE CHARLATANS return to Australia for their 30th 32nd anniversary tour. Their set list includes – The Only One I Know, Jesus Hairdo, Sproston Green, Then, Weirdo, Can’t Get Out of Bed, One to Another, North Country Boy, How High, Plastic Machinery, Love is the Key, Just Thinkin’ Things Over, Blackened Blue Eyes, I Never Want an Easy Life + More In a remarkable and genre bursting career, indie-legends THE CHARLATANS have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, anyRead More


2022 VRC Spring Carnival

Australia’s original major event has gone on sale, with the first public tickets for the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival now available featuring special early bird prices for all four days of Cup Week. The four-day carnival hosted by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) at the world-renowned Flemington Racecourse creates an atmosphere unparalleled by any other sporting event in Australia and celebrates all that Melbourne does best: world-class sport, fashion, entertainment and hospitality. Racegoers can take advantage of early bird pricing until 30 June 2022, with General Admission tickets ranging from $42Read More


2022 Melbourne International Film Festival

The 70th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival will see the cultural event expand its footprint, with an extended program to be discovered at home and further afield. From The Capitol to Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal, Pentridge Coburg and The Forum, MIFF 70 will be the biggest season of the festival Australia has ever seen. One of the world’s longest-running film festivals, MIFF returns to metro, regional and suburban theatres from 4 to 21 August with a celebration of world-class cinema, plus a number of specially commissioned works and exciting eventsRead More


Just Watch Streaming Charts – 16 May 2022

Here are the charts showing what is top on people’s streaming lists as at 16 May 2022.        


Film Review: Firestarter

Director:      Keith Thomas Cast:    Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, Tina Jung, Lanette Ware Rating:       MA Running Time:       94 Australian Distributor:      Universal Pictures Australia and streamed through Peacock   Firestarter is an uninspired sci-fi/thriller based on a 1980 Stephen King book (previously made into a movie in 1984). It tells the story of a young girl with pyrokinesis, i.e. the ability to use her mind to start fires. Characters are killed, and you can expectRead More


Family Fiesta at Monash University

Family Fiesta  invites kids and families to take over in a four-day jam-packed program of live and participatory art and performance. Presented by Monash University Performing Arts Centres (MPAC), Family Fiesta will get children reading, dancing, singing, learning and making art these school holidays from 29 June – 2 July at the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts.   Family Fiesta will kick off with strong focus on children’s literature with presentations, book signings and more from Australian Children’s Laureate 2022-23, Gabrielle Wang; First Nations authors Richard Pritchard and Jordan Gould, presenting Wylah: The Koorie Warrior; comedian and author PeterRead More


Film Review: A Chiara

Director:      Jonas Carpignano Cast:    Swamy Rotolo, Claudio Rotolo, Carmela Fumo, Grecia Rotolo Rating:       M Running Time:       121 Australian Distributor:      Palace Films   WINNER – 2021 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Best European Film (Directors’ Fortnight) WINNER – 2021 ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL – Best Film OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2021 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2021 KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL CENTREPIECE SELECTION – 2021 ST. ALI ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL   Writer-director Jonas Carpignano completes his Calabrian trilogy with A Chiara, an enthralling drama about aRead More


Film Review: Operation Mincemeat

Director:      John Madden Cast:    Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Penelope Wilton, Johnny Flynn, Jason Isaacs, Simon Russell Beale, Paul Ritter, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Rowe Rating:       M Running Time:       128 Australian Distributor:      Transmission Films   Operation Mincemeat tells the strange but true story of an elaborate scheme that was formulated by British Intelligence during the Second World War in a bid to fool the Nazis into believing that they were invading Greece, and not their intended target of Sicily. It starsRead More