• The Phenomenal and Phenomenological Whiplash

    It’s not often I walk into a movie theatre not knowing anything about the film I’m about to see. Operating on the sound endorsement of a stranger that it was very good, two friends and I decided at 12:56 to make a mad dash to the 12:50 session rather than wait around for another six […]

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  • My Brisbane Writers Festival Wish List

    The Brisbane Writers Festival program was released today and I have already compiled my event wish list. The Art of the Essay: Writer and essayist Anne Manne guides you through the craft of shaping and writing a literary essay, understanding how it differs from feature articles and opinion pieces, and identifying publication opportunities. Histories of Melancholia: In […]

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  • Frozen and Maleficent: Disney’s changing world views

    With recent fairy tale films, Frozen and Maleficent, Disney has made a departure from many of the tropes we know so well from the classic animated films of the past. But as things change, they also stay the same. Let’s look at the five ways things are changing and the two that are adamantly the […]

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