Colin Dray is a Lecturer in Literature at Campion College of the Liberal Arts, Australia, and has taught Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His writing and criticism has appeared in Australian Literary Studies, Meanjin, Voiceworks, Antipodes. His blog can be found here: http://drayfish.wordpress.com/
Monday, August 11 2014
It's common knowledge that the 'best' superhero is the one in cape and cowl. And that's true. It's just not the one you think.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Anchorman 2 is bigger, bolder, brasher and more bizarre than its antecedent, but it also gives a pertinent critique of the medium it has chosen to satirise.
Monday, April 21 2014
LOST arrived with the thunderous roar of exploding fuselage. It cut wildly through pop-culture stereotypes, and then left its fans lost and bewildered amidst the wreckage.
Sunday, February 23 2014
Gears of War is not about narrative. It's about gut instinct. Pure, primal, primitive emotion. It paints on a big canvas, and uses thick brushstrokes, but the result is an unfiltered, expressionistic roar. It's just like a newborn baby.
Thursday, December 19 2013
Like television itself, Doctor Who has consistently confronted limitation with ingenuity, cancelation with rebirth, constraint with transcendence.