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Friday, April 24 2015

Russell Crowe’s War Drama ‘The Water Diviner’ Is Awards Season Sap

Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic.


Thursday, April 9 2015

The Apartments: The Evening Visits… and Stays for Years

The first album from one-time Go-Between Peter Milton Walsh plus attendant early material, spanning 1979-85. Moody and impressive. But loveable?


Kylie Minogue: Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm of Love / Let’s Get to It

On these reissues of Kylie Minogue's first four records, the singer starts to figure out who she is, no matter how little her producers/hit-making assembly lines seemed to care.


Wednesday, April 8 2015

In Session: Lenka - “Blue Skies” (video)

Watch a stripped-down performance of "Blue Skies", a reflective number by the Australian pop singer Lenka, taken from this year's South by Southwest music festival.


The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1)

First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.


Friday, March 13 2015

‘A Place To Call Home’ Is a True Period Piece

A Place to Call Home is a period piece in the best sense in that it embraces its time period completely, all the while showcasing universal themes.


Monday, October 27 2014

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.


Friday, October 4 2013

Paul Conrad - “Heresy Baby” (stream) (Premiere)

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.


Thursday, September 12 2013

She Haunts Me Still: My Trip to Jenny Jones

More than a decade since attending her show, the not so behind-the-scenes tactics of day time talk still linger.


Thursday, August 22 2013

Lace Curtain: Falling/Running

Australian trio Lace Curtain's debut 12" for Mexican Summer, Falling/Running, incorporates a wide range of influences from electronic music, spanning '80s synth pop and contemporary groups such as Light Asylum.


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Kylie Auldist: Still Life (Reviews) [22.Jan.13]
Francis Plagne: Tenth Volume of Maps (Capsule Reviews) [21.Nov.11]
Jasmina Maschina: Alphabet Dream Noise (Capsule Reviews) [19.Oct.11]
A Happy Family from the Land of Oz (Mixed Media) [5.May.11]
Skybombers: Black Carousel (Reviews) [5.Apr.11]
Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under (Reviews) [16.Feb.11]
February 2010 in TV (Mixed Media) [20.Dec.10]
Fabulous Diamonds: Fabulous Diamonds II (Capsule Reviews) [20.Oct.10]
Kathy ‘Oprah’ Griffin? (Columns) [13.Dec.09]
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Reviews) [1.May.09]
Summer of Same: May 2009 (Features) [26.Apr.09]
The Leak: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Unleashed (Short Ends and Leader) [2.Apr.09]
Australia (Reviews) [12.Mar.09]
OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008 (Features) [14.Jan.09]
Australia (Reviews) [26.Nov.08]
Australia (Short Ends and Leader) [25.Nov.08]
Deception (Reviews) [14.Oct.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008 (Features) [10.Sep.08]
Deception (Reviews) [28.Apr.08]
Various: Add to Friends (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.07]
Kids’ DVDs: June 2007 (Features) [5.Jun.07]
The Prestige (2006) (Reviews) [15.Mar.07]
The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 (Features) [10.Jan.07]
The Fountain (2006) (Reviews) [22.Nov.06]
Happy Feet (2006) (Reviews) [20.Nov.06]
Flushed Away (2006) (Reviews) [8.Nov.06]
The Prestige (2006) (Reviews) [20.Oct.06]
Scoop (2006) (Reviews) [28.Jul.06]
Scoop (2006) (Reviews) [28.Jul.06]
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