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Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

A review by Evie Kendal Shaman begins with Loon’s “wander” – a tribal tradition in which he must survive in the wild without any of his usual aids (including clothing!). Forced to prove his transition from boy to man in unusually bad weather, Loon resents his shaman, Thorn, but decides to make the most of

The Walking Dead s02e05: Chupacabra

The Walking Dead s02e05: Chupacabra

A review by C J Dee Director: Guy Ferland Writer: David Johnson Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Michael Rooker Running time: 43 minutes Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 [Spoilers, Sweetie — review contains a synopsis of the

From Russia With Love (1963)

From Russia With Love (1963)

 A review by Ross Joseph Directed by Terence Young Produced by Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & Johanna Harwood Based on From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming Starring Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya and Robert Shaw Music by John Barry Last month I reviewed Dr No

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

A commentary by Nalini Haynes [Spoilers, Sweetie] Burial Rites is ‘Scandinavian Noir’ because it’s set in Iceland; it’s the ‘speculative biography’ of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland. Hannah Kent calls Burial Rites a ‘speculative biography’ because it’s based on and true to historical records while seeking to add to the story. Agnes

Arachnoquake (2012)

Arachnoquake (2012)

A review by C J Dee Director: G E Furst Starring: Edward Furlong, Megan Adelle, Tracey Gold, Bug Hall, Olivia Hardt Other notable appearances: Ethan Phillips Running time: 86 minutes Watch this if you liked: Sharknado, RoboCroc, Tremors Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 When an earthquake in New Orleans causes fissures in the ground, the locals are surprised

Yeti (2008)

Yeti (2008)

A review by C J Dee Director: Paul Ziller Starring: Marc Menard, Carly Pope, Adam O’Byrne, Elfina Luk, Brandon Jay McLaren, Crystal Lowe Other notable appearances: Peter DeLuise, Ona Grauer Running time: 87 minutes Watch this if you liked: Avalanche Sharks, Amphibious, Piranhaconda Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 The plane carrying a college football team, assorted faculty and

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Joan London in Conversation

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Joan London in Conversation

A review by C J Dee Joan London is already seated on stage conversing with Jane Sullivan when I rush in a couple of minutes after the event has commenced. A combination of Melbourne’s peak hour traffic and inappropriate footwear caused me to miss the beginning of the event; I was flustered to say the

Doctor Who s07e14: The Name of the Doctor and extras in 50th anniversary collection

Doctor Who s07e14: The Name of the Doctor and extras in 50th anniversary collection

Doctor Who 50th anniversary collection Part 1 A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Saul Metzstein Writers: Steven Moffat, Malcolm Hulke (characters: “Silurians”), Robert Holmes (characters: “Sontarans”) Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Alex Kingston The Doctor Who 50th anniversary collection features season 07, episode 14, The Name of the Doctor, the beginning of the two-part story harking back to Classic Who‘s Valeyard, twining several

The Walking Dead s02e04: Cherokee Rose

The Walking Dead s02e04: Cherokee Rose

A review by C J Dee Director: Billy Gierhart Writer: Evan Reilly Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan Running time: 42 minutes Rating: ★★★★★  5/5 [Spoiler alert: review contains a synopsis of the episode] Carl is