Life In 1985

by I remember the eighties well, we lived through one of the most predominant fear related topics of our time, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. It had a substantial impact on the health and economy in countries all around the world. […]

#SheReviews Breaking Habits

by The story Ever thought of farming cannabis for a change of career? Well, Christine Meeusen did exactly that. When the movie, Breaking Habits began I wondered what was to come as the intro was somewhat different to the normal commercial films […]

#SheReviews – The Chaperone

by I had read Laura Moriarty’s divine book- The Chaperone several years ago. I really loved it. So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to review the film version and heard the script was written by Downton Abbey’s Julian […]

#SheReviews Five Feet Apart

by When I hear of a disease, yet know little of it, I realise it’s time to find out more. The recent screening of Roadshow Films, “Five Feet Apart” prompted me to do this. I attended on behalf of She Society and […]

#SheReviews Hydra by Queensland Theatre

by Growing up with an English Mum, I was fed a steady diet of English literary classics and it was the great British novelists who inhabited my early years. Writers, to my young mind, were either from the United Kingdom or great […]

#SheReviews – King of Thieves

by Director James Marsh has assembled a stellar cast in new drama- King of Thieves. Led by the always debonair Michael Caine this movie also features Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Kelli Shirley and Jim Broadbent.This cast of British acting royalty have obviously […]

#SheReviews Stan & Ollie

by Do you remember Laurel and Hardy? I do and as a young girl thought their movies were funny, sometimes silly. Thanks to She Society’s invitation from Entertainment One, I attended the preview screening of STAN & OLLIE and was reintroduced to […]

#SheReviews – Death Of A Salesman

by Willy, Biff, Happy, Linda, Uncle Ben…. These names resonate with many, because for 70 years ‘ Death of a Salesman’ has been delighting audiences, been deconstructed by school students and has caused us all to question our place in this crazy […]

#SheReviews If Beale Street Could Talk

by Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins’ first film since the Best Picture Oscar Winning Moonlight is IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel – the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom […]

#SheReviews 15 Minutes Of Fame

by The Dark Underbelly of Celebrity By Susie Elelman Between the internet, social media and reality TV—fame is no longer reserved for a select few. All it takes is one viral video and you too can become a household name. But the […]

#SheReviews Robin Hood

by The story is a new old This may be the seventh remake since 1922 but does it really matter when each one has a different twist to this legendary movie? Robin Hood movie makers are compelled to adjust to 21st century […]

#SheReviews Backtrack Boys

by As a teacher and a mother I have always been concerned about the welfare of our young people. It benefits the whole society when we nurture and look after our youngsters even when they stumble and fall. I’ve never met a […]

#SheReviews In Like Flynn

by IN LIKE FLYNN follows the story of Errol Flynn and his adventures before his rise to fame in Hollywood. Thomas Cocquerel as Errol Flynn serves as a guide for a Hollywood producer in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, when young […]

#SheReviews Ladies In Black

by One of my favourite plays for 2017 was Queensland Theatre’s ‘Ladies In Black’ based on Madeleine St John’s classic novel ‘The Women In Black’. The costumes, the era, the story and the colourful characters all spoke to me and had me […]

#SheReviews I Am Paul Walker

by Having three sons and a husband who all loves cars, I am very familiar with the work of Paul Walker who played the role of Brian O’Conner in the many ‘Fast and Furious’ films. My son’s teenage years were punctuated by the release […]

#SheReviews Hearts Beat Loud

by It is easy to see why an all star cast signed on to make the feel good comedy/drama ‘Hearts Beat Loud’. This quirky indie film has a lot of heart and soul and my family and I thoroughly loved it.There is […]

#SheReviews- The Book Club

by I am ashamed to say that even though I love books I have never joined a book club. I am in a writing group and have popped into the book club at my local library, especially when they are talking about […]

#SheReviews Chappaquiddick

by Late on the night of Friday 18th July 1969, aspiring U.S. presidential candidate Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick Island. With 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne as a passenger in his car, Kennedy accidentally drove off a bridge. He […]

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