Posts in ‘Arts’

Stone Barry Spurr? Ask Sydney Uni

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

When you can’t play the ball, kick the man in the groin – that’s the iron rule of Green Left politics these days. So if the federal government commissions an inquiry which states the bleeding obvious – that there is not enough Western literature or culture in the national curriculum and too much indigenous – […]

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Freedom of speech, freedom of expression and the Bolt decision

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Those in doubt that the Andrew Bolt case is about free speech need only think about the contortions of logic necessary to dismissing the proposition that it is about free speech. On his blog, my friend Mark Bahnisch says that “free speech is not at issue here” before observing that “[f]ree speech, as the judgment […]

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Far Across the Sea

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Stepping outside all the comfort zones, we have set off on several months of travel. The discomfort of the endless flight across the Pacific, and the complete bliss of a hotel bed afterwards. That much is familiar, along with the endless grime of the airport district in Los Angeles. Familiar too is the impressive way […]

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Under the Moruya Moon (10)

Monday, March 21st, 2011

It has been a long and busy summer under the Moruya moon.The activities in and around our ‘shed’ have been a leisurely contrast  to the wild world beyond our coastal haven. While watching in horror the floods, fires, uprisings and nuclear disasters we take refuge in more positive, if very modest, developments. The more scary […]

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Is Avatar Apocalypse Then?

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Everyone might as well go see James Cameron’s Avatar. It’s visually delightful and imaginative, especially in 3D, and I just wish I’d seen it on an IMAX as well. The characters are good enough, and Sigourney Weaver as the crusty but conscientious scientist is sort of a reprise for her. Sam Worthington is easy to […]

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Film is our subjective voice

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Lately we’ve seen a couple of films that give different takes on WW2. Specifically digging deeper into less thought about groups that were caught up in the German burst of expansionism and genocide. A child unknowingly tumbling towards tragedy, his mother, father and sister each making different family-wrenching decisions (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). […]

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My digital craft

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

It’s the weekend! What could be sweeter than two days at home, after five in the office? I’ve never felt good about being enclosed in an office, with no reason to leave my desktop other than for tea and toilet. Even a benign, friendly, non-challenging culture with good kitchen facilities doesn’t set me at ease. […]

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Everything I need to know I learned at the movies

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Truth is, there isn’t that much I really want to know. Not as a proportion of what is out there. My filters cut in last week when a somewhat misleadingly titled lecture provided more details on the aerodynamics of wind generators than I care to consider, so we crept off before the questions. The literate, […]

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Portraits in Pixels

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

It’s cold in Canberra, much is afoot, much of it boring. But it’s raining, and that’s always good news. I’ve just dropped a dear friend off at the airport, knowing we probably won’t see each other for maybe 5 months. During that time we will both be overseas, and the world is full of surprises. […]

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Caroline Marohasy rides The Horseman

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

My friend Caroline Marohasy makes her movie debut in The Horseman, a new Australian revenge thriller, shot in and around Brisbane, including at the Burpengary caravan park. If you like the look of the trailer (I found it was suitably creepy, although they needed to hit the cabbage a bit harder in some of the […]

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