FILM REVIEW: THE INSUFFERABLE GROO

The idea of ‘Get rich or die trying’ certainly applies to Stephen Groo. The Utah man has written, directed and acted in over 200 low-budget commercial flops. The Insufferable Groo is a documentary that examines this difficult filmmaker’s life in glorious Technicolor. To call Groo an eccentric is an understatement. The 40-year-old hasn’t had a steady…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: BOWFINGER

  Bowfinger is a film where one man’s silly idea actually pays dividends. It’s a comedy written by and starring Steve Martin and is about a wannabe Hollywood producer who goes to some extreme lengths to create his magnum opus. What ensues is a wild and often funny ride through the glitz, glamour and gaucheness of…

DVD REVIEW: THE FAMILY

  The story of the doomsday cult, The Family, is terrifying. It’s the kind of thing you’d expect from a scary horror movie, not from little old Ferny Creek in Mount Dandenong. The eponymous documentary about this notorious sect lifts the veil and attempts to look inside this mysterious group, and the miscarriage of justice…

DVD REVIEW: MAN FINDS FOOD

Man Finds Food is a TV show with a simple name and an even simpler premise. It sees food enthusiast, Adam Richman in the eponymous role and telling people about some hidden restaurants that are off the beaten track and their secret menu items that locals do not necessarily know about. It is something that…

FILM REVIEW: THE ONE EYED GIRL

  “In the land of the blind the one eyed girl is queen”. So goes the premise to director, Nick Matthew’s feature debut, The One Eyed Girl. The winner of the Dark Matters award at Austin Film Festival in 2014 is a raw, experimental and plodding look at how and why a psychiatrist descends into…

NEWS: TOP FIVE EVENTS AT THE SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

  Food Books Music: Stefano Manfredi One of Australia’s finest chefs and one known as a master of Italian cuisine, Stefano Manfredi, will talk about the musical, literary and artistic influences that have helped him create world-renowned dishes and menus. He is in conversation with ABC 702’s Simon Marnie at The Star’s Osteria Balla where…