February, 2016

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A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

, Oct 30, 2015

When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?
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Why I Dislike Tom Cruise

, Aug 18, 2015

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?
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A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

, Jun 30, 2015

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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.
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Summer Art Shortlist

, Jan 16, 2015

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 […]
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“Tim’s Vermeer”: Geeks, Technology and the Meaning of Art

, Jul 25, 2014

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…
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The Great Gatsby and All That Bazz

, Jun 11, 2013

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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."
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Eye Spy: visual art round up

, Mar 14, 2013

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The Colin Laverty collection auction; catch Jeffrey Smart; Fred Williams in bloom; Cloud Atlas enjoyed.
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Screwed-ball comedy: Silver Linings Playbook

, Jan 30, 2013

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Like it: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper burn a fuse together.
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Revenge movies Tarantino should make (and why I won’t be seeing ‘Django Unchained’)

, Jan 23, 2013

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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.