The Hustle

The Hustle

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the premier of the latest Hollywood hit starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway on its first showing in Adelaide. I walked out with a smile on my face and a need for more popcorn. The Hustle is funny and light-hearted while keeping the audience caring about [...]

Racing the Sun

Reading Racing the Sun by J.R. Koop was like taking a deep breath of fresh air. Set in a Southern Asian inspired fantasy kingdom and with a queer love story at the centre, this Young Adult work is bright against its heavily heteronormative, and predominately Western-based peers. After the soul is stolen out of her [...]

Quilty, Art Gallery of South Australia

Quilty, Art Gallery of South Australia

The intense stare and bearded jawline of the artist, both as self-portrait and ‘hero shot’ photograph, features extensively in the publicity for AGSA’s Quilty exhibition. This is hardly surprising given Ben Quilty’s high profile, with his combination of down to earth interview style, progressive politics and bravura technique helping generate his regular media presence. Quilty [...]

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

Spoiler Warning! This review discusses some things some readers may want to avoid knowing before seeing the film. Marvel have saved some of the best for last. Infinity War was over-populated, underwhelming, and seemed designed purely to set up the second half of the duology. Endgame had a lot resting on its shouldering and, I’m [...]

An Overambitious Debut: ‘The Ruin of Kings’

An Overambitious Debut: ‘The Ruin of Kings’

The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons The Ruin of Kings, the first title in author Jenn Lyons epic fantasy series 'A Chorus of Dragons', is structurally ambitious but fails to deliver on its own lofty aims. The story itself is standard fare for the fantasy genre, with dragons, magic and scheming nobles aplenty. The protagonist, [...]

The Good Place Season Three

The Good Place Season Three

The Brainy Bunch are back for a new season in Netflix’s ‘The Good Place’. ‘The Good Place’ follows demon architect Michael (Ted Danson), Janet Janet (D’Arcy Carden), Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil), and Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto) as they journey through the afterlife to become better people. [...]