DVD REVIEW: POLDARK TV SERIES

  Poldark is a TV series that will be loved by fans of Heathcliff and Mr. Darcy. It’s a sumptuous, period drama based on the novels by Winston Graham and is set in Cornwall in the 18th century. This is the second time it has been adapted for television (the first was in 1975) and…

FILM REVIEW: PEACE OFFICER

  Peace Officer is one scary film and it’s not even a horror movie. This documentary is a timely and important one about the militarisation of police in the United States. It’s a fascinating, informative and balanced look at a complex subject and one that manages to hit all of the right notes. The story…

SINGLE REVIEW: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS- WEEKEND LOVER

  They’ve done krautrock, guitar pop, folk-rock and even psychedelia and now Brisbane’s John Steel Singers have added another feather to their caps with, “Weekend Lover”. The single is from their forthcoming third album, Midnight At The Plutonium (named after their record label and studio) and sees a mix of seventies funk and soul. These…

FILM REVIEW: JESUS TOWN USA

  In a small town in America’s Bible belt, Christianity and tradition reign supreme. For the past 88 years a community in the Holy City of the Wichitas have staged an Easter passion play/pageant that once saw audiences number the tens of thousands. Jesus Town USA is a documentary that is warm and sweet-enough but…

DVD REVIEW: DIOR & I

  Dior & I won’t change your life but it may challenge you to think differently about fashion. The film is a documentary about a specific point in the history of the famous fashion house, when Belgian designer, Raf Simons was tasked with creating a new collection. It’s a job that takes around six months to…

DVD REVIEW: WOULD I LIE TO YOU? VOLUME 2 (UK SERIES 5)

  The truth is often stranger than fiction and a program like Would I Lie To You? gets at the very heart of that. This British panel program is nothing short of fun, hilarious and excellent. It’s a clever concept that is delivered in a simple, matter-of-fact way and it all works perfectly thanks to a…

FILM REVIEW: A WALK IN THE WOODS

If Felix and Oscar from The Odd Couple decided to become Grumpy Old Men and go on a hike then what you’d get is the film A Walk In The Woods. The latter is actually an adaption of author and travel writer Bill Bryson’s book of the same name and is an account of his trek…