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The BRAG #732

Joseph Earp

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J.J. Abram’s Fringe gave us permission to believe in the impossible

There is something truly remarkable about finding a series that has the ability to both terrify and hook you within the first five minutes of...

Kardajala Kirridarra talk empathy, storytelling and connection

‘Two Worlds Collide’ by Kardajala Kirridarra – the second track off their debut record Bardakurru Ngurra – is an apt summary of the artistic journey that birthed the...

Academy-award winning actress calls out Netflix for racial and gender bias

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique (Precious, Interwoven) took to Instagram to ask her fans to boycott Netflix after the streaming service reportedly offered her significantly less pay than...

Jacobson and Szubanski in The BBQ

The BBQ is quite easily one of the worst films ever made

There’s this famous philosophical thought experiment about the nature of knowledge that goes something like this: imagine a woman named Kathy who has spent her...

Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is the first real masterpiece of the decade

Back in 1999, after the release of his third feature film Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson reckoned he’d reached his peak. “I guess the way that...

Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game

Molly’s Game is a gooey, enjoyably erratic mess of a movie

Aaron Sorkin was always going to outgrow the need for a director. The creator of The West Wing and the man responsible for the crackling,...

Nationalism is used to disguise the true horror of Invasion Day

There is nothing to celebrate about Invasion Day

January 26 is, and always has been, Invasion Day. It marks the day the British colonised this country and brought with them the exploitative and...

Paramore divulge their moments of growth

A new era for Paramore: the band reveals moments of growth

Released after a four-year recording hiatus, Paramore’s new album After Laugher was deemed by Rolling Stone, among others, to be one of the best records...

Australia Day is a symbol of all that is wrong with nationalism

The terrible, intoxicating lie of Australian patriotism

Every country must develop its own creation myth – a story for citizens to tell themselves so that they might pretend they are more than...

Mary And The Witch's Flower

Mary And The Witch’s Flower is a disappointingly by-the-numbers fantasy

Hayao Miyazaki, the head honcho over at Japan’s Studio Ghibli, is the kind of subtle genius who makes great art look easy. His hand-drawn animated...