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THE NAKED CITY – WILL THE STADIUMS ROCK AGAIN?

The sight of large crowd numbers at the recent football grand finals in Sydney and Brisbane drew mixed reactions. Admittedly capacity was reduced to around half and COVID protocols observed, however, there was some concern to see so many people gathered together in such close proximity. On the other hand others welcomed it as a […]

Rocketman

Following the phenomenal success of the Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, a further array of films of this genre can be expected to showcase the lives and careers of iconic entertainers. First off the mark is Rocketman, which lands into cinemas this week. This incredibly imaginative film which successfully utilises fantasy elements in storytelling delves […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

One of history’s most iconic bands and frontmen receive the biopic treatment with Bohemian Rhapsody. Having access to the full catalogue of hits from Queen gives this film an unfair advantage over any other film, unfortunately though this becomes the film’s crux as it eschews diving into the nuanced life of Mercury with any depth. […]

Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

Queen was a band like no other. They took the gothic glam-rock of the 70s and merged it with the stagey camp of the 80s to create a repertoire of songs ranging from visceral rock to operatic ballads. Lead singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury was the quintessential entertainer. Flexible and flamboyant on stage, he had […]