Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January
January 25, 2010 – 7:06 am | No Comment
EVENTS LISTINGS – 25th – 31st of January

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The Pangea Project
Sunday January 31
What kind of people would we be if we didn’t plug our supporters? Gabriella Apicella, who writes many film reviews for us has started her very own storytelling evening …

FILM – THE LIMITS OF CONTROL
December 15, 2009 – 8:17 am | No Comment
FILM – THE LIMITS OF CONTROL

by Gabriella Apicella
When I’m told how to watch a film, I tend to think that the movie in question is probably best avoided.  Certainly if you scout around, you will see that Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie, …

FILM – HUMPDAY
December 7, 2009 – 10:19 am | No Comment
FILM – HUMPDAY

by Gabriella Apicella

I don’t understand guys too well. Or the alpha-male type of guy anyway. They baffle me – as I’m assured women baffle men.  Not only in the ways they relate to me, …

FILM – BILL MARTELL
December 7, 2009 – 10:02 am | No Comment
FILM – BILL MARTELL

by Gabriella Apicella

It’s raining outside. Underneath a backstreet record store, a crowd gathers in front of a small stage. As the minutes tick by, expectation mounts. A softly spoken silver …

ART – ABATTOIR PAGES
October 26, 2009 – 10:04 am | No Comment
ART – ABATTOIR PAGES

by Gabriella Apicella
In recent years, Halloween has become sanitised by greetings cards companies into a cheap, plasticated cliché, and the myths, fables and sacred traditions that were once observed at this time of year are …

FILM – CITY OF LIFE OF DEATH
October 18, 2009 – 9:16 am | No Comment
FILM – CITY OF LIFE OF DEATH

by Gabriella Apicella

City of Life and Death is set in Nanking in 1937 during the infamous occupation of the then Chinese capital by the Japanese army towards the end of the war between the two …

FILM – COLIN
September 4, 2009 – 12:16 pm | No Comment
FILM – COLIN

by Gabriella Apicella
The average cost of a Hollywood blockbuster is now up to around $106 million. Low-budget movie Slumdog Millionaire cost $15million. The Blair Witch Project cost $22,000. Now, I’m not wishing to sound completely …

FILM – COFFIN ROCK
August 18, 2009 – 11:45 am | No Comment
FILM – COFFIN ROCK

by Gabriella Apicella

The premise for this movie is compelling: a wife, unable to conceive naturally with her husband, has a one-night-stand with another man and falls pregnant. However, the young man becomes dangerously obsessed …

FILM – WHITE LIGHTNIN’
August 18, 2009 – 9:50 am | No Comment
FILM – WHITE LIGHTNIN’

by Gabriella Apicella

The story of Jesco White is horrifyingly unbelievable. The bleakly uncomplicated beginnings of his drug addiction took place a mere six years after the beginning of his life, when he first began …

FILM – MARLENE
June 17, 2009 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
FILM – MARLENE

by Gabriella Apicella

The Marlene Dietrich of Maximillian Schell’s award-winning documentary is unfathomable, contradictory and enigmatic, in keeping with the persona she cultivated throughout her career.  Never allowing herself to be filmed despite Schell’s pleas, Dietrich …