The First Australians: Ten great films about indigenous Australia

The twenty-sixth of January has passed for another year, although most of my readers will be unaware of the significance that the day holds for Australians. It is Australia Day, a celebration of our national character (perhaps akin to Thanksgiving in the United States) on the date that the First Fleet arrived in 1788. The…

By James Curnow

The Sapphires: Australia’s answer to The Supremes

Last Thursday I had the good fortune to attend the Australian red carpet premiere of the new Australian film, The Sapphires, at the opening night gala of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Aside from minor damage done to my liver at the after party (hence the delay in blogging the event), it was a fantastic…

By James Curnow