Category: Reviews

[Film review] Chasing the Present

[Film review] Chasing the Present

Review by John P. Harvey. When James Sebastiano was 16, his girlfriend died of an overdose of LSD.  Sebastiano’s response ...
Third time's the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON's playful BATFLOWERS doesn't put away childish things

Third time’s the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON’s playful BATFLOWERS doesn’t put away childish things

Review by Rory McCartney Six years after the release of There There, Megan Washington is back with a third long ...
[Film review] Does the fourth adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN contain enough flora, fauna, and Firth to satisfy?

[Film review] Does the fourth adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN contain enough flora, fauna, and Firth to satisfy?

Review by John P. Harvey This 2020 film adaptation (the fourth) of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel — first published in ...
[Film review] Poor behaviour and bad faith do not a happy relationship make in AFTER WE COLLIDED

[Film review] Poor behaviour and bad faith do not a happy relationship make in AFTER WE COLLIDED

Review by John P. Harvey After We Collided follows After (2019, on the basis of a 2014 novel by Anna ...
Canberra's NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in "Welcome to the Glove Department"

Canberra’s NISSAN: UNSTOPPABLE combines melodic vocals with subverted R&B, smooth jazz tropes, and retro synth gloss in “Welcome to the Glove Department”

Review by Vince Leigh NISSAN: Unstoppable is the new artistic front for Morgan Quinn, former member of Canberra band Pleased ...
[Film review] AN AMERICAN PICKLE: "I'm seeing double here... FOUR Rogens!"

[Film review] AN AMERICAN PICKLE: “I’m seeing double here… FOUR Rogens!”

Review by John P. Harvey The name Seth Rogen may not bring to the minds of many an impression of ...
A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that's Northbourne Flats' latest 'Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)'

A thundering series of musical motifs, surging layers, and otherworldly expanse; that’s Northbourne Flats’ latest ‘Paralysed (Ft. Ruby Delgado)’

Review by Vince Leigh [band photo by Harry Chalker] Northbourne Flats last single Kindred Spirit was a relatable musical meditation, ...
Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but 'Last Time' carries an edge

Sandee Facy dishes up another pop-flavoured country song, but ‘Last Time’ carries an edge

Review by Vince Leigh Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sandee Facy recently enjoyed success with her track Still That Girl which debuted at ...
Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit 'Can’t Keep Still', a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Dino Jag officially releases feelgood hit ‘Can’t Keep Still’, a hook-laden slice of funk-pop finesse

Review by Vince Leigh The spark for Dino Jag’s new release Can’t Keep Still was ignited by the 2020 bans ...
Van Walker's "Ghosting" offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Van Walker’s “Ghosting” offers spirited, inspiring musicianship, beautiful moments and superb storytelling

Review by Rory McCartney Tasmanian blues/alt-country artist Van Walker moved from the Apple Isle to the throbbing music scene in ...