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When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?

Wildly successful, Mission: Impossible No.5 has restored the Cruise brand and introduced a blistering heroine to boot. So why don't I like Tom Superstar?

Why I Dislike Tom Cruise

Wildly successful, Mission: Impossible No.5 has restored the Cruise brand and introduced a blistering heroine to boot. So why don't I like Tom Superstar?

The excellent 'Love and Mercy', not only offers the story of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, it wonders about the mystery of art, and why we need, and do, it.

A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

The excellent 'Love and Mercy', not only offers the story of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, it wonders about the mystery of art, and why we need, and do, it.

Summer Art Shortlist

Diligently enjoying the holidays I neglected posting. Here’s my summer art recommendations while the year is still half in bed and the roads are loose. Cartoons Are Us David Shrigley : Life and Life Drawing at NGV St Kilda Rd till Mar 15 Mambo: 30 years of shelf indulgence at NGV Fed Sq till Feb […]

Can a millionaire technogeek with a Vermeer-obsession learn to paint like the master and make art? An email exchange between a painter, a musician and a blogger…

"Tim's Vermeer": Geeks, Technology and the Meaning of Art

Can a millionaire technogeek with a Vermeer-obsession learn to paint like the master and make art? An email exchange between a painter, a musician and a blogger…

Nick Carraway found Jay Gatsby admirable, but he was starting from a low base. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money ... and let other people clean up the mess they had made."

The Great Gatsby and All That Bazz

Nick Carraway found Jay Gatsby admirable, but he was starting from a low base. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money ... and let other people clean up the mess they had made."

The Colin Laverty collection auction; catch Jeffrey Smart; Fred Williams in bloom; Cloud Atlas enjoyed.

Eye Spy: visual art round up

The Colin Laverty collection auction; catch Jeffrey Smart; Fred Williams in bloom; Cloud Atlas enjoyed.

Like it: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper burn a fuse together.

Screwed-ball comedy: Silver Linings Playbook

Like it: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper burn a fuse together.

Of: Tarantino's righteous violence ... The use of the N-word: reggiN, reggiN, reggiN! So there! ... And why, in a revenge fantasy, villains never suffer realistically.

Revenge movies Tarantino should make (and why I won't be seeing 'Django Unchained')

Of: Tarantino's righteous violence ... The use of the N-word: reggiN, reggiN, reggiN! So there! ... And why, in a revenge fantasy, villains never suffer realistically.