#SheReviews The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar

by   In Amani Haydar’s (lawyer, artist, mum and advocate for women’s health and safety) recently released memoir, “The Mother Wound”, we as readers are taken on a veritable rollercoaster of emotions as Amani faithfully recounts the events leading up to and […]

#SheReviews “Dog Days” by Ericka Waller

by   Human nature is often complex and intricate, and human fallibilities are often glaringly obvious, yet sometimes deep and hidden away. These facts are realistically illustrated for us in British author Ericka Waller’s debut novel, “Dog Days”.   Set in the […]

#SheReviews Gunpowder Milkshake

by   Gunpowder Milkshake is an all-out action, adventure, thriller movie in one. There are wonderful moments when you think, aww gee poor guys, then crack up laughing out loud as did other members of the audience. Even with all the blood […]

#SheWatches From The Vine

by   From The Vine is an uncomplicated heartwarming and somewhat humorous film set in Acerenza in the province of Potenza, the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. For me, it was a feel-good, old-world type of movie that took me back to […]

Book Review – “Other Women” by Cathy Kelly

by   Women in the Western World today frequently live complicated lives, and all is often not as it seems. These truths are vividly illustrated in Irish author Cathy Kelly’s latest book, “Other Women”. Set in contemporary Ireland, our three female protagonists […]

#SheReviews ‘A German Life’

by   Yesterday I saw the Australian Tour of A German Life at the Playhouse. Presented by John Frost for The Gordon Frost Organisation and QPAC in Brisbane, the play is based Brunhilde Pomsel’s interviews with a group of Austrian Filmmakers in […]

#SheReviews Minamata

by     Johnny Depp is unrecognisable in the new film Minimata, where he totally becomes photojournalist , W. Eugene Smith , one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II. His performance as this reclusive photographer who is disconnected from […]

#SheReviews June Again

by   June Again is a wonderful heartfelt Australian movie about the dynamics of an Australian family dealing with their ill mother, yet a story applicable to families worldwide.   The Cast Australian actors Noni Hazelhurst who is brilliant as June, Claudia Karvan […]

#SheWatches Girls Can’t Surf

by   So it was said Girls Can’t Surf and this wonderful somewhat frustrating historical documentary, gives you hope. It is a downright reminder of how long it can take to be included, treated as an equal, recognised, respected, and paid for […]

#SheWatches Then Came You 

by   When I was asked to review a film set in Scotland my answer was a resounding ‘ YES’. We have been regular visitors to Scotland, visiting Cruden Bay, Aberdeen and Edinburgh many times. It’s a country full of natural beauty […]

The Siren Song of Lorelei

by   As the Aldi ad would say, Opera Queensland’s seductive new production Lorelei is “Good Different”. In fact, it is “Very Good and Very Different”. No grand operatic stage designs, which can change from scene to scene, and no soaring male […]

#SheWatches Boss Level

by   It was the actor’s names that caught my eye before I considered the film’s title, Boss Level a mind-bending drama like no other. I can promise it’s action-packed from the beginning to the end, not a film for lovers of […]

#SheWatches Blackbird

by   The state of Victoria now has its euthanasia laws in place and the debate is about to fire up again in Queensland, so the movie Blackbird is a timely reminder of the decision for a person to choose to die […]

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