We live in a world as hyper-capitalist as any point in history, with inequality approaching the extremes of Dickensian England circa 1850. Yet, consumers increasingly expect music, films and books to come free. This is the problem faced by writers: that there is a habit, or even a culture, of refusing to pay for art   Read More …

Categories: Fiction, Politics

“It’s fun for the children,” they tell me. “Harmless,” they say. “It gets the kids outside – don’t be such a killjoy,” they implore. So if my opposition to Halloween makes me the Scrooge of that festival, then so be it. You may call me a killjoy, but you won’t convince me to allow my   Read More …

Categories: Politics

You need to re-watch Mad Max: Fury Road. Stop asking questions and do it. That’s the short version of this article. The long version: while Mad Max: Fury Road does suffer in the transition from big to small screen – as any spectacle should – it remains a masterpiece of Australian cinema (yes, I know   Read More …

Categories: Reviews

This article was published last year, but due to its enduring popularity I’ve moved it to the front page for those of you who haven’t seen it yet.  Blade Runner is one of the most visually haunting and memorable movies in the history of cinema. It has inspired art, and is a work of art.   Read More …

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