Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Buddha’s Smile

If you are going to see the exquisite Hokusai showcase at the National Gallery of Victoria, or even if you aren’t, the temporary exhibit Buddha’s Smile is worth a look, and a listen. I’m not suggesting a direct link between … Continue reading

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Review: Syria – Ancient History Modern Conflict

The Ian Potter Gallery at the University of Melbourne is displaying Syria – Ancient History Modern Conflict until the end of August. I took a look because (no surprise at all) I’m fascinated by old things. But also because of … Continue reading

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Review: Dreamland Japan

The National Gallery of Victoria is currently exhibiting more than 150 works of art (prints, books, manga, cloth items etc) by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Even if you haven’t heard of him, you may know one of his pictures, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: a Time Lord’s winged chariot

You’ll got the Andrew Marvell reference To His Coy Mistress for the episode titled World Enough and Time yeah?  It’s apt. Not just this episode with its portents of doom, and accurate time dilation Black Hole physics. No. The entire series has indeed … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Roam where you want to

Apologies for the delay, but as with so much of this season, Doctor Who feels like it’s biding time until the big finale. Having said that The Eaters of Light, promised a bit and delivered more than recent episodes. I acknowledge I’ve … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Here’s a thought

Themes in Doctor Who repeat because history repeats, and stories do too, as per The Lie of the Land. I am endlessly interested in how stories are in and of their time but also universal, cosmic, mythical. How any story … Continue reading

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Review: Much have I seen and known

Maybe at another time I will provide a more considered and thorough critique of the following film and its performances, but right now it is too much with me and all I’ve got are raw feelings. Do you remember when … Continue reading

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