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Film Review: Frankenweenie

A revamped version of Tim Burton’s 1984 short film, Frankenweenie is a shockingly good creepy movie released just in time for Halloween. Probably a little too mature for little ghouls...

Film Review: Safety Not Guaranteed

Every now and again, a film comes along that surprises you with its unelaborate, quirky, and unruffled simplicity, and this year, Safety Not Guaranteed is that film. A little absurd,...

Film Review: Savages

Oliver Stone is known for producing cutting-edge film, but perhaps none more ferocious than Savages. A brutal saga of drugs, violence, corruption and deviance, Savages is a squeamishly rugged tale...

Film Review: Ruby Sparks

From the makers of Little Miss Sunshine comes the adorable Ruby Sparks, a delightful bittersweet comedy about the magic of finding the perfect partner and falling hopelessly in love. Calvin...

Playing to the womb

As a cellist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), when I fell pregnant with my baby girl many people asked whether I thought that the classical music I was playing...

Film Review: Killing Them Softly

Extremely violent and gruesome, Killing Them Softly is a brutal drama that slices through the rhetoric of political America. Set amid the 2008 US Presidential election debate, Killing Them Softly...

Film Review: The Words

The Words addresses the ultimate quandary for any wannabe author – could you steal someone else’s story and sell it as your own? Bradley Cooper plays Rory Jansen, a struggling...

Those dreaded weight loss plateaus

Plateaus are the most common issue faced by people who are on a weight loss journey.  If you’ve been losing weight and you suddenly find that your weight is staying the same...