Books And Dvds

Posted 14 Mar 2014 @ 3:15pm

Eccentric, enigmatic, and as Colin Firthy as ever, Eric Lomax is a WW2 veteran with deep trauma that is either fended off by, or tied up in, his obsession with trains. Eric is closed off, far away, and unable to confide in his new wife Patti, played by Nicole Kidman who appears to have hit upon a renaissance of quality performances after The Stoker. They live together by the...

Posted 11 Mar 2014 @ 4:14pm

Broadway Idiot is a documentary chronicling the adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 concept album American Idiot into a Broadway musical about rock music uniting disillusioned teens.



The doco opens with a pearl of wisdom from the band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong; “there’s some people that like to do things the safe way, and that’s just never been part of my vocabulary...

Posted 25 Jun 2013 @ 1:38pm

TV and DVD...what's gracing the small screen... With Nick Jarvis


Game of Thrones is over for another year! Cue gnashing of teeth, tearing of hair and more wailing about how cruel George R. R. Martin is to kill off more central characters (even if they were the dullest).


Where will you get your weekly serving of medieval swordplay, intrigue and sexposition now?...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 5:23pm

Samsara contains no words, no actors, no narrative.


Shot over the course of five years, visiting twenty five countries sitting on five continents, Baraka director Ron Fricke offers up a visually magnificent documentary to make Attenborough weep, washed down with a big fat dose of perspective.


A stunning, access-all-areas pass to our beautiful, freaky planet,...