Recent viewing includes the films Relic and, like everyone else, The Old Guard. These are two productions without anything in common except: family, loyalty, love, fear, death and violence. Relic is an atmospheric Australian horror film, full of luscious winter visuals and meaningful weather. The setting does a lot of the heavy lifting in this … Continue reading Watcha watch?
Warrior Nun: I watched the entire first series when I couldn't sleep, which probably heightened the sense of the ridiculousness in this. The casting gets my approval. The actors, especially those playing the nuns have great chemistry and are committed to the premise. Some of the historical positioning was problematic while a few of the … Continue reading On watch
A well told story needs no further explanation from the tellers. This is not an adage the makers of Avengers: Endgame subscribe to as they continue niggling at their massive and popular hit film, like they are not done. As a writer, I get the notion that no work is ever complete but that inner … Continue reading Review: Endgame?
Captain Marvel, or A Pilot Earns Her Wings (Twice). Here be spoilers. I had a flying lesson once. It was a spur of the moment event, after my mum spotted the hand-lettered cardboard sign along the highway. It was a birthday present, the year I turned 18. I was struggling in school due to bullying, … Continue reading Review: Captain Marvel
The National Gallery of Victoria is currently exhibiting their collection of Felton Bequest images of scenes from Rajput courts. They are intimate and symbolic, and from 2019 there is something timeless about them, even though many of the paintings depict historical events and individuals. I think this has to do with context, some of the … Continue reading Remnants of paradise
I left it a bit late to see Baldessin / Whiteley Parallel Visions at the National Gallery of Victoria but I made it at the last minute and was pleasantly surprised. I won't go into a huge amount of detail about every work. Nor will I deliver much on the background of George Baldessin or … Continue reading Review: Compare the pear
Last year (2018) was personally and professionally challenging in a variety of un-fun ways. The things I expected to be doing I didn't get to do, while other things happened that I never imagined would. Then again, in terms of creative writing, I believe I produced some of my best flash fiction so far, however, … Continue reading Review relief
Hey there. These are my considered thoughts for the New Year's episode of Doctor Who, Resolution and some comments on the entire series. The emotional arc featuring the resolution between father and son was satisfying in an unexpectedly welcome way. I almost wish there was more to it than Graeme's clever and sensitive chats. In … Continue reading Doctor Who: End Times
Soon after watching The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos I found out that apart from the New Year's Day episode this is it until 2020. I've been think about what I could say about this episode and I've arrived at: emotional arcs are well and good, and so contention between Ryan and Graham has to … Continue reading Doctor Who: So that was that
I drew three conclusions about the Doctor Who episode It Takes You Away. To me the themes were obvious, but satisfying amid the classic Who scares, Doctory-mythos talk, a fairy tale turned reality, and a Scandi-noir story that turned into something else. But to the conclusions, first:) Mother Rite The very first thing I thought … Continue reading Doctor Who: Familiar Universes