Category Archives: Culture

Federer releases his solo album, “Sunday Too Far Away”

Well bugger. Last night after all the political back and forth, the waiting around for Rudd to make a speech, the listening to journalist after journalist after journalist talk to journalist after journalist after journalist about what they think might … Continue reading

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Friday Night Relaxer: Triple J’s Hottest 100 1993-2012

This is my first Friday Night Relaxer for a while… since June 2011 to be exact. They used to be among my favourite blog posts to write and to be honest since stopping writing them I have never really felt … Continue reading

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The Oscars 2012 – My picks and tips

This year’s Oscars have one advantage for cinema goers over pervious years. Whereas in the past to view all nominated films required a pretty long list of films, this year, in the feature film categories (excluding the animated and foreign … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part Two)

In Part One I looked at the historical films nominated for Best Picture, now I move on to the rest. Les Miserables, is of course set in the past, but historical truth is not an issue. It has bigger problems … Continue reading

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Oscars Time – The Best Pictures (Part One)

The discussion regarding many of the films up for the Best Picture Award at this year’s Oscars has concerned truth. Mostly this has arisen because so many of the films depict historical events – even if in the case of … Continue reading

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Les Miserables: Keeps looking damn good

So the latest trailer is out for Les Miserables. The first one had me hooked – I was feeling pretty confident that they weren’t going to stuff it up. This second version is almost a summary of the film. Whereas … Continue reading

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Time to end Post-Truth Politics

The win by President Obama was a win for facts. For reality. For truth, if you will. Does this mean Obama only told the truth on the way back to the White House? Hell no. He’s a politician. But unlike … Continue reading

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The Oscars race reaches the release stage

Pretty much as soon as the Academy Awards hands out the Best Picture award, the talk turns to the next and which film might win the big one. Heck this year, so bored was I with the nominees that even … Continue reading

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Sight and Sounds picks Vertigo as the Best Film of All Time

Yesterday came news that British film magazine, Sight and Sound had released it latest poll of the best films of all time. In an age where lists of best ofs are pretty much stock standard, Sight and Sound gets extra … Continue reading

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Federer releases Abbey Road

Twelve months ago after Roger Federer’s loss in the Wimbledon Quarter Finals to Jo Wilfred Tsonga – a match in which Federer led two sets to love – I compared Federer to The Beatles, and noted: … when Federer lost … Continue reading

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