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Fury

Fury

(MA) Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Berthal ‘Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.’   — Wardaddy                             A German officer is riding a beautiful, white horse through a battlefield  The field is murky and covered with the devastation of war. It is hard to know which soldiers are lying on […]

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Blended

Blended

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have had success together with The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, but can their chemistry blend well a third time?

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Whiplash

Whiplash

At the centre of this film are two powerful performances, one from a young actor on the rise the other from a long-time character actor given the role of his career.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

This is an enjoyable film that sets the franchise back on track, but it doesn’t have enough fresh ideas to revive a new passion for this storyline…

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Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

The challenge of writing a summary for Edge of Tomorrow has the potential for a multitude of spoilers. While it references films like Groundhog Day, Source Code and even, Saving Private Ryan, the concept of the film feels orginal and fresh…

Opinion

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The work of Aunty Dorrie

Hers is a life that has been passionately committed to ministry in The Uniting Church and ministry with Aboriginal people – ministry she shared with her late husband, the Rev. Charles Harris.

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Let our Christian witness begin with prayer

We as a national Church have been uniquely called in this ancient land, with its “golden soil and wealth for toil; girt by sea; and abounding in nature’s gifts”, to work together with the First People.

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Soapbox: A 21st century parable

“The church has got caught in an imperialist role, saying to others, ‘I have this, and I know what is good for you. Without what I have you are poor and ignorant – not to forget damned!