Calm down about those Game of Thrones spoilers: there’s more to a story than its ending

Ned Stark
Film, News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet was a significant cinematic experience for 12-year-old me. The lush aesthetics, the baroque-meets-alt rock-meets-pop soundtrack, baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio – it all mingled to ignite a fierce, burning passion that could only be expressed through an entire bedroom wall plastered with magazine clippings. Of course, we know the

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Mike McLeish on the ‘The Drop Off’ and the pleasures and pain of making a web series

News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Mike McLeish, actor, singer, and music theatre star is best known for his unforgettable channelling of a charmingly Machiavellian Paul Keating in the mega-hit musical Keating. As performers have done for centuries, he and his wife – and fellow performer and writer – Fiona Harris, have had to create their own opportunities. They are now into the second series of their self-produced series The Drop Off

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Hugh Jackman’s appearance on 7:30 highlights the problems of starry-eyed cultural journalism

News & Commentary, TV |

The ABC’s 7:30 program is a reliable source of quality journalism, offering dignified current affairs investigations at a time in the evening when other networks race to the bottom – zooming in on tasty dishes in My Kitchen Rules and lifeguards pounding the sand in Bondi Rescue. Last week 7:30 investigated franking credits, the aftermath

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