As a young comic, it’s just the coolest thing that you could ask for, that the ABC actually dedicates an entire channel to repeats of main-channel comedy hits, and Spicks and Specks repeats, but also absolutely commissioning new stuff that’s really exciting.
Thousands of Australians tuned in to watch SBS’s seventeen-hour broadcast of The Ghan - seemingly endless footage of Australia’s outback from the perspective of the titular northbound interstate railway.
Your New Year’s resolution might be anything - from learning Portuguese to breaking out of prison – but the core principle behind it is the same: you have many shortcomings that must be addressed, one at a time, in a superficial, annual format.
A cut above 'Four Lions' with a Cronulla riot context, director Abe Forsythe "produces the most nuanced simultaneous critique of nationalism and idealistic multiculturalism that we’re likely to see for some time". Review by Hugh Hutchison.
Where everything about Blackstar radiates a sense of maturity and mortality – from the disturbing bedridden music video for the album’s second single ‘Lazarus’ to the foreboding, anti-pop instrumentals – Lulu is almost a cheap imitation of what made Reed such an appealing figure musically, his trademark gristle still present, but without any of the poetry that made him such an inspiring figure to the musically minded.