February 29, 2016 1
Finally, unflashy is recognized.
October 30, 2015
When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?
August 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?
June 30, 2015 1
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.
January 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 […]
July 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…
June 11, 2013 4
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."
March 14, 2013 1
The Colin Laverty collection auction; catch Jeffrey Smart; Fred Williams in bloom; Cloud Atlas enjoyed.
January 30, 2013 4
Like it: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper burn a fuse together.
January 23, 2013 8
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.