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It was a sullen faced Sonya Kruger who told Channel 7 viewers last week that the Big Brother house had been placed in a COVID-19 lockdown, with all activities suspended. A member of the production crew had apparently tested positive and the plug had been temporarily pulled on one of the network’s top rating show […]


In a week where the number of COVD-19 cases worldwide passed the 10 million mark, a number of conservative Christians in America have spoken out about the wearing of masks. At a well publicised meeting in Florida a woman called Sylvia Ball claimed that “they want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out the door.” […]

Black Stars Of Old Hollywood

When Hattie McDaniel became the first black actress to win an Oscar for her supporting role in Gone With The Wind, she and her husband had to sit at a segregated table near the back of the Coconut Grove, where the ceremony was held. Her career had been based on playing sassy maids. Though criticised […]

The Wrong Missy

You generally know what to expect when watching a comedy produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions – outrageously cheesy, immature, vile and tasteless entertainment which predictably appears to be quite popular amongst younger audiences. The Wrong Missy starts on the right track – Tim has made two acquaintances, both named Melissa. One is a […]

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

One of the better-quality Netflix films, this is ideal uplifting viewing for audiences who are feeling stressed about the uncertain times we are currently experiencing. Based on a true story the film delves into the plights of a poverty-stricken tobacco farmer in Malawi Africa, who is finding it impossible to grow a crop owing to […]

Netflix Party

With more of us self-isolating and spending time at home, we’ve been advised it’s safest to mainly interact with people in our immediate household. During this time I’ve been missing my pals more than usual so over the weekend we tried out Netflix Party. In a nutshell, the feature allows you to watch Netflix content […]

Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t

Steve Martin and Martin Short first met on the set of Three Amigos (1986) where they discovered a mutual delight in taunting each other. They became firm friends and 30 years and many taunts later, they decided to take their banter on tour in a stage show called A Very Stupid Conversation. The success of […]

Art Attack – Netflix returns to SCREEN FOREVER

This past week has seen two very important announcements in the Australian film scene. Firstly it was announced that Netflix would be returning as an honourable partner of this year’s SCREEN FOREVER program. In this role Netflix will provide delegates valuable insights into the industry leader’s pioneering content strategy and also allow delegates to directly […]


You don’t have to be a cinephile to observe that Sydney is awash with film festivals - from the landmark Sydney Film Festival, through Tropfest and Flickerfest to the Sydney Underground and numerous ethnically based events – to mention just a few. It almost seems there’s a new festival every week and if that’s the […]

Vast Hill

With smash-hit Netflix show Stranger Things reinvigorating a passion for 80s music, fashion and culture Sydney band Vast Hill are sweeping the scene at precisely the right time. Ahead of the release of their debut album, More Than You Imagined, we sat down with one half of the duo, Adin Milo, to speak about the […]