REVIEW | A Dragon Arrives!

A prison, inside a warship, next to a cemetery, in a desert, on an island… It’s 1965. Special Agent Hafizi is tasked with investigating a mysterious death in the prison. With little help from the apathetic police and superstitious locals, a murder is potentially afoot, and with what little resources they have, the trio begin…

REVIEW | Mara and the Firebringer

Living in modern-day Munich, Mara Lobeer is a Cool Sad Teen(tm) struggling to cope with the animal-themed bullies at school, her semi-attentive Wiccan mother, and painful visions of viking invasions. After befriending friendly university professor Weissman, they discover that Mara is the Spaukona, a mythical seeress able to communicate with the Norse Gods. Which is…

REVIEW | Long Way North

Long Way North is a French-Danish animated period film directed by Rémi Chayé, spoken in French with English subtitles. The story tells of a young French aristocrat named Sacha, who runs away from home after an embarrassing first ball to embark on an adventure to find her grandfather, who disappeared on an expedition to find…

REVIEW | Notes on Blindness

Apart from closing our eyes and stumbling around like a drunken fool, it is extremely difficult for any sure-sighted individual to know what it is truly like to be blind; myself included. To know what its like to be trapped inside your own head. To know what it’s like to feel useless to your loved…

REVIEW | Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Every now and then, a documentary comes along and you watch it and you sit there and you think, “God. I’ve made some poor life choices”. Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World is one of them. As the credits rolled, I drifted from the bustling cinema in a kind of haze,…

REVIEW | Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is a 2016 film directed by Matt Ross and stars Viggo Mortensen as Ben Cash. The story follows Cash and his six children sequestered away from society, living in the woods. Cash and his wife decided to live separate from society, vigorously training their children to be at their peak of mental and physical ability.

REVIEW | Beware The Slenderman

There are a lot of things parents have to worry about these days. Are my kids spending too much time online? Is my daughter becoming a psychopath? Is my son going to be snatched by a mythical character that looks like an emaciated Benedict Cumberbatch in a suit?

REVIEW | A Hologram for a King

There is only one word that I could use to successfully describe Tom Tykwer’s, A Hologram for the King; average. Undeniably, horribly, average.

Swinburne University Council Elections Open Now!

Words by Jared Berman Swinburne University Council is a board of people that votes on the future of Swinburne University. They assist the Chancellor and other high ranking staff at Swinburne. In the past they have voted on such issues like the closure of campuses. The people that sit on the board are the Chancellor…

I Hate Videogames

I never liked calling myself a ‘gamer’. I prefer “person who plays a lot of video games, but not too much, because he also has a life”, which I feel rolls off the tongue more.

REVIEW | ZAYN – MIND OF MINE

Much like Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence did, Mind of Mine has become a selfsustaining engine that generates sales and discourse sheerly through black-andwhite Instagram posts. And like Lana, Zayn fully, unequivocally delivers.

REVIEW | SMILE – RHYTHM METHOD

Rhythm Method is dreamy and raw, with an Australian theme that also sounds like something you can’t quite put your finger on. Being unable to work it out is what makes this LP great – it keeps you guessing.