Movie review: Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a cacophonous, exhausting mess of contradictions

It’s loud, exhausting and aggravating, but it’s also sometimes pure brilliance and mastery. What a mess of contradictions. In the 30 years since Baz Luhrmann sashayed his way onto the arts scene with Strictly Ballroom, every Australian has an idea of what sort of experience they’re in for with a Luhrmann project. It’s going to … Read more

Elvis movie: Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler and Catherine Martin on the icon

Despite the setbacks, the budget and the pressure, Baz Luhrmann’s most nerve-racking moment came after he finished the film. For Baz Luhrmann, there was “nothing more nerve-racking” than screening his Elvis Presley biopic for Priscilla Presley. All the heart, energy and emotional investment Luhrmann had poured into his ambitious, extravagant and dizzying film was hinged … Read more

Amber Heard ‘in talks’ to write tell-all after losing Johnny Depp trial

The actress is reportedly planning on writing a book about her relationship with Johnny Depp, feeling she has “nothing to lose” following her trial loss. Amber Heard is reportedly “in talks” to write a tell-all book following her loss in court earlier this month against ex-husband Johnny Depp in their multimillion-dollar defamation trial. The 36-year-old … Read more

J.K. Rowling falls victim to Russian pranksters on Zoom call

The Harry Potter author has appeared on a disastrous Zoom call promoting her charity work, as she slammed the “distasteful” interaction. J.K. Rowling has fallen victim to notorious Russian pranksters who fooled the famed author into thinking she was speaking with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a 13-minute Zoom call posted to YouTube, the 56-year-old … Read more

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a cacophonous, exhausting mess of contradictions

It’s loud, exhausting and aggravating, but it’s also sometimes pure brilliance and mastery. What a mess of contradictions. In the 30 years since Baz Luhrmann sashayed his way onto the arts scene with Strictly Ballroom, every Australian has an idea of what sort of experience they’re in for with a Luhrmann project. It’s going to … Read more

The Twelve: Promising courtroom drama delves into the lives of jurors

With a teeming ensemble cast led by Sam Neill, this courtroom drama will have you asking, “Did she do it?”. Consider the number of times you’ve tried to get out of jury duty. That’s probably not going to change after The Twelve, a drama centred on a bruising court case in which a woman stands … Read more

Actress Rebel Wilson is now being defined by her sexuality instead of her professional achievements

The comedian’s outing by the Sydney Morning Herald this week has exposed a disappointing truth and overshadowed what she should be known for. Rebel Wilson’s sexuality has eclipsed the news cycle this week, and I find it incredibly disappointing. Surely, we need to get to the point where sexuality isn’t such a loud conversation. Can’t … Read more

Amber Heard denies report claiming she’s been dropped from Aquaman 2

Amber Heard has denied a report claiming she’s been dropped from her upcoming film amid the fallout from her latest interview about Johnny Depp. Amber Heard has denied a report that she is getting cut from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and her role as Mera is being recast. “Warner Brothers decided to recast Amber … Read more

Lady Gaga in talks for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker sequel

A superstar is in talks to join the Joker sequel as Harley Quinn, but that’s not even the most eyebrow-raising bit. Well, this is a Hollywood twist no one saw coming – and if you say you did, you’re probably lying. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on a surprise casting move: Lady Gaga is … Read more

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial: Heard’s near-impossible comeback

Amber Heard has a lot more to worry about than how she’s going to pay her $US10.35 million defamation bill. After humiliation in the courtroom, Amber Heard is now facing ostracism in Hollywood. “Did Amber ever really work in Hollywood?” one Hollywood producer sniffed to Page Six. “What else has she really been in other … Read more