6 Festivals is an Australian film released at the perfect time, post-COVID in late 2022 as young adults across the country looked to escape the immediate past and go back to the beauty of dancing, drinking and partying with their mates. Coming-of-age films are a staple of the Australia film landscape, with 6 Festivals being an absolute contender for the best one yet.Continue readingThe euphoric beat of Aussie music can nearly solve it all: ‘6 Festivals’ review
Movies aren’t for me. As someone with a vision impairment, I miss things in movies and TV shows that others don’t. They are often small, but add up to a general feeling of disappointment. As a result, I’ve always loved audiobooks, specifically the fictional variety. Biographies and memoirs are all well and good, but there’s nothing like getting lost in an imaginary world expertly crafted by a skilled author.Continue readingBrandon Sanderson’s Cosmere: a journey beyond fantasy
Disney’s Mulan is a classic animated film from this generation’s childhood. While many movies released in the ’90s have not aged well at all, Mulan truly stands the test of time and remains an empowering feminist film.Continue readingDisney’s Mulan: my feminist icon
If it was possible to turn the experience of completing a jigsaw puzzle into a movie; Knives Out would be it. While watching this 2019 mystery film, the complexity of the plot hooks you in and you’ll become a detective yourself as you try to figure out what happened.Continue reading‘Knives Out’: the mystery film with more twists than a rollercoaster
As a 21-year-old feminist, it’s odd to believe that Pride and Prejudice would be my favourite novel. It’s considerably outdated and is, at first glance, a long-winded tale about another poor young woman ripped away in the peak of life to become a slave to matrimony.Continue readingWhy ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is the Holy Bible for feminism
For more than a decade, The Smith Street Band have been producing hard-hitting, heart-wrenching, and heavy-sounding music for the seemingly iron-hearted, but actually soft-centred youth.Late last year, the band released their latest edition to an evolutionary series of albums: ‘Life After Football’.Continue readingEncapsulating emotion: ‘Life After Football’ review
It’s a powerful analogy. A comet 5-10km in length is plummeting towards earth. In 6 months and 14 days, humanity will become extinct. That is, unless, the Government listens to the scientists and takes immediate action. The Owl’s Elaine Obran watched ‘Don’t Look Up’ as Australian politicians began their campaign for the 2022 Federal Election and she couldn’t help but notice the parallels.Continue reading‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?
Since the rise of reality TV, we’ve always had a fascination with and a special place in our hearts for property porn. When season one of ‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ premiered on Amazon Prime in the heat of Canberra’s Covid-19 lockdown fiasco last July, The Owl’s Ethan Perry became hooked on the reality real estate program right from the get-go. And when season two premiered at the beginning of April, he found himself enthralled once again.Continue reading‘Luxe Listings Sydney’ Season 2’: the guilty pleasure you didn’t know you needed
The Owl’s Bianca David has a confession: she is not a dog lover. Never was and never will be (or so she thought). But, all that changed when she watched ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.’Continue readingThe movie that made me a dog lover: ‘Hachi, A Dog’s Tale’
The latest Batman film, aptly named ‘The Batman’ provides viewers with a unique portrayal of the Dark Knight. This version of Batman is portrayed by none other than Robert Pattinson, the same actor who portrayed Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ series of films.’ The moody nature of Pattinson’s depiction of the character is a welcome change during certain aspects of the film. That being said, there are certain scenes in ‘The Batman’ where we see parts of Edward Cullen’s character sparkle through, just like his skin in the sun.Continue reading‘The Batman’ review: is Robert Pattinson playing Edward Cullen in a Batman suit?