Some thoughts on Four Corner’s Julian Assange ‘Hero or Villain’

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Reviews, Screen, TV |

The recent ABC TV Four Corners two-;part special Hero or Villain: The prosecution of Julian Assange had many serious fails: here are four of them: (1) In almost an hour of reporting, reporter Michael Brissenden barely mentioned the crucial stories Assange published, which were and still are the reason he’s America’s most-wanted: * exposing US interference in the

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

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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

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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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