Mud cleans up McConaughey and Witherspoon’s résumés

This article first appeared on Farrago. The movie poster boasts the names Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon and the film is all about love. But don’t let that give you any false impressions; Mud is… Continue reading

Despicable Me sequel not despicable after all

This article first appeared on Film Blerg. Whenever news spreads of a sequel, one is best advised to hide away from all outside contact until the sophomore film has played out in cinemas,… Continue reading

Google offers mediocre internship

This article first appeared on Film Blerg. Google’s list of achievement includes making a search engine, an email service, and a searchable world map. In The Internship, Google adds yet another string to its bow.… Continue reading

How are you surviving?

This article was first published on Youth Central All week, my friends greeted me with the same question, “How are you surviving?” Given how much I had flooded my Facebook page with Live… Continue reading

Melbored? – Gosch’s Paddock

This article first appeared in Farrago (Issue 4, 2013) With no disrespect to the Neighbours cast or the gangland community, the closest thing Melbourne has to celebrities are footballers. If they’re not on… Continue reading

Melbored? – The Melbourne Magistrate’s Court

This article first appeared in Farrago (Issue 3, 2013) When people put together their bucket list, “going to court” doesn’t usually make the cut. Much like prisons, brothels, and the Docklands, the courts are… Continue reading

How do you change the way Australians think about poverty?

This article was first published on WhyDev.org on behalf of the Live Below the Line charity campaign. How do you change the way Australians think about poverty, let alone extreme poverty? That’s the number one… Continue reading

The Other Son shows how the other half lives

This article first appeared on Film Blerg. If you weren’t you, who would you be? That’s the questionLorraine Levy asks us in her captivating film The Other Son. The Other Son begins with the kind of premise… Continue reading

Axis of Awesome live up to their name

This article first appeared on Farrago. Not many good things came out of 2005’s television flop The Ronnie Johns Half Hour. Jordan Raskopoulos, however, seems to be the exception. Unlike the show in which… Continue reading

No, the film is called No

  This article first appeared on Film Blerg.As exciting as Chilean politics might be to some people, it’s a subject area most Westerners seldom bother to touch. In No,director Pablo Larraín attempts to re-tell one of… Continue reading