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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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The best way to decide what film to see…

The best way to decide what film to see…

… is to see them all. Which is what I intend to do at the 2019 Spanish Film Festival.  After 30 movies in 14 days in 2015, this year it shouldn’t be too difficult to watch 31 in 22. There are actually 32 films, but I saw Crime Wave, starring Maribel Verdú (pictured in the…

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Apr

Before the Kardashians, there was Noelene

Before the Kardashians, there was Noelene

Before the Kardashians… … there was Noelene. ‘Sylvania Waters’ was the first Australian reality TV show in Australia, before they even called it reality TV. It centred around the real-life Noelene Baker (later Donaher) and her real-life family, except her daughter, who pulled out at the last minute and was never spoken of. Noelene lived…

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Mar

What is art?

What is art?

In 2013, some friends in Hull, Yorkshire, took me to the Ferens Art Gallery to show me a Constable painting, but I was more intrigued but what was beyond this sign. There was a screen split into quarters, with each segment showing a different person vomiting. Martin Creed’s works push the boundaries as to what…

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Mar

My own episode of ‘The Love Boat’ on Kangaroo Island
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My own episode of ‘The Love Boat’ on Kangaroo Island

When I was twelve, the TV series The Love Boat landed in Australia. I cringed when the opening titles featured Elizabeth the Koala and Tiny the Kangaroo. Julie the Cruise Director was in love with this guy who must have lived on a nature reserve or something. That’s how they incorporated the animals into the show. The…

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Feb

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth