Below, three of the state election candidates vying for your vote in the inner-city Brisbane seat of McConnel (formerly Brisbane Central) introduce themselves. The Queensland election will be held on Saturday, November 25. Grace Grace: Labor Candidate For McConnel Grace has lived in the electorate with her family all her life, has spent her working …

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By Peter Robinson, Swinburne University of Technology “I … don’t for the life of me understand why the gay community has decided to emulate an institution that doesn’t work for even straight people … It is laughable.” This is what a 59-year-old black gay activist in Los Angeles told me of his views on same-sex …

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Given his rather impressive history of delivering biting comedy, it’s a shame that Ben Elton’s latest foray into the genre comes up so short. Set over the course of three consecutive instalments of “Westival”, a folk-heavy music festival rife with kooky characters that tick all the stereotypical boxes you’d expect, ‘Three Summers’ is a mostly-miss-only-sporadically-hit …

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The original ‘Bad Moms’ was not a film that demanded a sequel in any way necessary. Its treatment was particularly formulaic, hitting every predictable beat along the way, but as generic as it proved to be, it couldn’t help but rise above itself thanks to a committed cast that made it funnier than it had …

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Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is opening at Brisbane Arts Theatre this weekend, the show’s first Australian staging in five years. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus, the comic romp A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum tells the …

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Whilst no one can deny Chris Hemsworth’s dedication to the role of Thor, it’s fair to say that the films that have accompanied his solo ventures haven’t nearly been as strong as what the character deserves. But as the old saying goes, “Third time’s a charm”, and the injection of New Zealand spitfire Taika Waititi …

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Outside of Russia, the Russian Resurrection film festival remains the largest and most respected Russian catalogue in both Australia and New Zealand. Running in Brisbane from 1st – 8th November at the Event Cinemas in the Myer Centre in Brisbane’s CBD, this year’s line-up will serve 14 select titles throughout, as well as celebrating the …

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Running until November 15th, the Cunard British Film Festival will bring the finest films from the British Isles to Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas for what promises to be its strongest line-up to date. From the opening night drama of ‘Breathe’, a stirring true story courtesy of director Andy Serkis (‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘War for the …

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