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Review | ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ is entrancing and empowering

Review | ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ is entrancing and empowering

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande | Dir: Sophie Hyde | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Retired Religious Education teacher Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) has been widowed for two years and has finally taken the plunge to explore a part of herself that has been dormant forever. Now she is nervously waiting in an anonymous hotel […]

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‘Uncoupled’ asks what it’s like for gay men to have mid-life crisis

‘Uncoupled’ asks what it’s like for gay men to have mid-life crisis

Uncoupled | Netflix | ★ ★ ★ ½  Uncoupled is the new show from TV’s Darren Star, who previously created Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Emily in Paris, Central Park West, and the iconic Sex and the City.  In this new show, which is easily binged in a single sitting, we meet real estate agent Michael Lawson played by Neil Patrick […]

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Review | Intergenerational connection at the heart of ‘Juniper’

Review | Intergenerational connection at the heart of ‘Juniper’

Juniper | Dir: Matthew Saville | ★ ★ ★ ★  Based on memories from his youth, New Zealander Matthew Saville writes and directs his first feature film. As a teenager, his alcoholic grandmother moved in to live with his family while recovering from an illness and the film has been named after the berry used to flavour […]

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Stevie Cruz-Martin to direct new SBS series ‘Safe Home’

Stevie Cruz-Martin to direct new SBS series ‘Safe Home’

Stevie Cruz-Martin is directing a new thriller that will air on SBS. Safe Home is currently filming in Melbourne and is set to air on SBS in 2023. The director, who started her career in Perth before heading east, has previously directed the short episode series The Tailings for SBS. She’s also has worked closely with actor Daniel Monks, […]

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Review | ‘The Black Phone’ presents a surprising, complex horror

Review | ‘The Black Phone’ presents a surprising, complex horror

The Black Phone | Dir: Scott Derrickson | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Scott Derrickson takes us back to the 1970s, to a Denver suburb full of ‘missing’ posters and grieving parents, as quite a lot of children have been abducted from the streets. People are trying to get on with life, but The Grabber (Ethan Hawke […]

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Queensland’s ballroom scene shines in new series ‘Curious Australia’

Queensland’s ballroom scene shines in new series ‘Curious Australia’

Curious Australia, a new strand of seven half-hour documentaries that innovatively explore issues relevant to contemporary Australia, is set to premiere on SBS VICELAND and NITV from 4 August. Airing every Thursday evening, Curious Australia supports screen practitioners from under-represented backgrounds in the sector to amplify their authentic, enlightening and powerful stories on Australian screens. […]

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‘Uncoupled’ the new series starring Neil Patrick Harris drops full trailer

‘Uncoupled’ the new series starring Neil Patrick Harris drops full trailer

Uncoupled, the new Netflix comedy series that sees Neil Patrick Harris exploring gay single life as a man in his fifties, have just released their full trailer. The project is coming to Netflix with creator Darren Star at the helm. Star’s previous success included working on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, Sex and the City and more recently Younger and Emily In Paris. Harris […]

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LGBTQIA+ stars and stories shine in 2022 Emmy nominations

LGBTQIA+ stars and stories shine in 2022 Emmy nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards have been revealed today, and after 12 months of stellar television the competition is tighter than ever. Broadcasters, streaming services, writers and actors are battling it out for the top award for TV in the USA, with Netflix and HBO out in front with over 100 nominations each for […]

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Review | Hard lessons to learn in ‘So Damn Easy Going’

Review | Hard lessons to learn in ‘So Damn Easy Going’

So Damn Easy Going | Dir: Christoffer Sandler  Life is anything but easy going for eighteen year old Joanna (Nikki Hanseblad), or Jojo as she is known to her friends. Not that she has many friends as she is embarrassed about her home situation and medical condition. After the death of her mother, her father […]

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Review | ‘Sissy’ will make you squirm and laugh in equal measures

Review | ‘Sissy’ will make you squirm and laugh in equal measures

Sissy | Revelation Perth International Film Festival | ★ ★ ★ ★ Australian comedy-horror film Sissy was selected as the opening night film for this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival, and even though I’m no fan of the horror and gore genre, I can appreciate this film works on many different levels.  I first watched a preview of Sissy […]

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