FILM REVIEW: PHILOMENA

Catholic guilt can be one pervasive beast and if ever there was a film to embody this phenomena it’s Philomena. This is the tragic drama/comedy that is inspired by a true story. It crosses three nations, several decades in time and shows the misdemeanours of an institution that should’ve protected its vulnerable charges. The film is…

ALBUM REVIEW: SPIDERBAIT – SELF-TITLED

It’s been almost a decade since Spiderbait’s last studio album. Now, the trio are back with their most assured, varied, and considered record to date. The first single ‘Straight Through The Sun’ is a frantic track that could be the sequel to ‘Black Betty’. It sees Kram (aka Mark Maher) howling amid a wave of distorted bass, fuzzy guitars,…

DVD REVIEW: THE DOORS – R-EVOLUTION

  There’s no denying that in their heyday The Doors wrote and produced some revolutionary music. The quartet were also working as vanguards to help shape what was the birth of the music video. By today’s standards the clips from the sixties look dated and probably wouldn’t get a second click. But in spite of all this,…

COMEDY REVIEW: AKMAL & CLINT PADDISON @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (10.12.2013)

Comedian, Akmal Saleh was chuffed to be doing his very first show at the Sydney Opera House. He was there to film a new DVD and was surrounded by a generous audience of fans, family and friends. He declared the proceedings “first class” because “Everyone was wearing shoes and socks” and there was no need to ask…