BOOK REVIEW: NEIL MCDONALD WITH PETER BRUNE – VALIANT FOR TRUTH – THE LIFE OF CHESTER WILMOT, WAR CORRESPONDENT

  Valiant for Truth is the first complete biography of Australian war correspondent, Reginald William Winchester (“Chester”) Wilmot. It’s a meticulously-researched and comprehensive look at Wilmot’s life. It covers his studies in Melbourne through to his passage into the world of journalism as well as the important stories he covered during the Second World War before his…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: CONCUSSION

  Concussion is an inflammatory story that is told in a subtle and benign way. It’s a film that covers the real-life events of a Nigerian-American pathologist’s discovery of a brain disorder called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). It’s one that is caused by repeated trauma to the head and was initially discovered in the brains of…

DVD REVIEW: STEPTOE & SON – THE FILM

  Steptoe & Son is a British, comedy classic. The TV series ran from 1962 to 1974 and fans were entertained by the hijinks of its beloved comedy characters, Albert Steptoe and his son, Harold. In 1970 a spin-off film was produced with the same name and while it wasn’t as good as the TV show,…