Movie Review – ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ (1995) dir. Mike Figgis

Movie Review of ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ (1995) dir. Mike Figgis The film I want to write about today is my favourite film of all time, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ by director Mike Figgis. Despite both Nicholas Cage & Elisabeth Shue being nominated for Academy Awards for their flawless performances, with Nicholas Cage winning best actor for his unmatched…

Phollio Ed. 3 Book

I am absolutely thrilled to have my graduate short animated film ‘The Last Artist’ included in the beautiful third edition of Phollio’s wonderful publication that highlights the work of ‘talented emerging national and international artists.’ Phollio gives artists and designers the opportunity to gain exposure for what they love doing, to get the recognition they…

Book Review – ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ (1997) by Arthur Golden

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” This quote about loss from ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ is a quote I have used many times in my life since my first reading…

B&W Photo Zine – Alone in a new city

Hi friends. I wanted to let you all know that I have just published my very first black & white photo zine titled ‘alone in a new city’. The zine contains 26 of my original black & white photographs on separate pages with their accompanying quotes & is A5 in size. As the title of…

Review – ‘The Art of Banksy’

‘The Art of Banksy’ Exhibition at The Paddock, Federation Square. theartofbanksy.com.au 7 October – 22 January | Daily | 11am – 8pm Tickets available via Ticketek or on the door Price: Adult: $30.00 Family: $70.00 Concession: $25.00 Junior: $10.00 Buy Tickets ‘The Art of Banksy’ is a temporary, unauthorized exhibition that has landed in Federation…

Review – ‘Matilda The Musical’ by Dennis Kelly

Review of ‘Matilda The Musical’ by Dennis Kelly Last week I was lucky enough to see ‘Matilda The Musical’ at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. Tonight I would like to write about my thoughts & feelings towards both the original book by Roald Dahl & the musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company (book by Dennis…

Movie Review – ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (1988) dir. Giuseppe Tornatore

Movie Review of Cinema Paradiso (1988) dir. Giuseppe Tornatore The film I want to write about this evening is Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1988 masterpiece ‘Cinema Paradiso’. ‘Cinema Paradiso’ is a masterpiece of a movie, and as such wields great power. Through the combination of masterful directing, acting, cinematography, script and musical score, one comes away from…

Movie Review – ‘La Vie En Rose’ (2007) dir. Olivier Dahan

Movie Review of ‘La Vie En Rose’ (2007) dir. Olivier Dahan The film I want to write about tonight is Olivier Dahan’s stunning 2007 film ‘La Vie En Rose’. I feel a certain pull on my heart-strings every time I hear mention of ‘La Vie En Rose’, or happen to hear any of Edith Piaf’s…

Movie Review – ‘Finding Dory’ (2016) dir. Andrew Stanton

Movie Review of ‘Finding Dory’ (2016) dir. Andrew Stanton The film I want to write about tonight is Pixar’s 2016 animated film ‘Finding Dory’. From the short film ‘Piper’ that screened ahead of ‘Finding Dory’, I knew I was in for a treat. Pixar had big shoes to fill making a follow-up film to the…

Movie Review -‘Amélie’ (2001) dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Review of ‘Amélie’ (2001) dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet The film I want to write about this evening is Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 film ‘Amelie’. When writing about ‘Amélie’, the first word that comes to mind is ‘curious’, which is certainly a word that has been used many times to describe this film, yet somehow, regardless of its…