‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale

Of the various toon heroes Moore has imagined, Mebh feels the most vivacious. From her mischievous expressions, which reveal sharp canine teeth when she smiles, to an unruly mane littered with twigs and leaves, Mebh represents so many of the characteristics Pixar was going for with Princess Merida in “Brave” — independence, determination and defiance […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

People, quite rightly, talk a lot about climate change. But it is now clear that man-made global warming is only one of a number of crises in play. A team of esteemed scientists led by Johan Rockstrom and Will Steffen have identified nine critical thresholds hard-wired into Earth’s environment: climate change, fertiliser use, land conversion, […]

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen for public from September 21

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA […]

A plumber charged hundreds without a quote or invoice

She says when the plumber arrived at about 4pm, he didn’t offer a quote, nor did he explain what he had to do. At 4.45pm he had to “pop out for a bit” and returned at 5.30pm to finish the job. When he left at about 6pm he didn’t leave an invoice.

Plans for fans to return for iconic Melbourne sports events

But there’s been wide speculation Cricket Australia may have to relocate the match during the four-test series against India, with the Adelaide Oval considered a front-runner among the potential replacements because it has accommodation and match facilities easily able to be contained inside a bio-security bubble. The Australian men’s team is in England now playing […]

Netflix Pays $30 Million For Secret Zendaya/John David Washington Movie Filmed During Pandemic

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Ryan Murphy and Netflix’s ‘The Prom’ Sets December Release Date

“The Prom” was originally a Broadway musical that debuted in 2018. It was based on an original concept by Jack Viertel with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The musical follows four Broadway actors who travel to a conservative Indiana town to help a lesbian student who is banned from bringing her […]

‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings

The gruesome details of the film’s deeply unsettling revenge sequence are best left unspoiled, although some necessary warnings around sisterly betrayal, rape and extreme, bloody body horror should be noted all the same. Though what’s provocative about “Violation” isn’t the presence of these triggers, but the way it handles them, knowing that real-life sexual perils […]

Spectators set for return to Australian cricket – with minimal cheering

The last international match in Australia to have a crowd was the T20 World Cup final at the MCG on March, where more than 86,000 people watched the home side lift the trophy; globally, the last match with crowds was a T20I between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on March 11. Two days later, the men’s ODI […]

TIFF Filmmaker Lab Talent Jorge Cadena Talks About Indigenous Queer Project ‘Tropical Malady’

As soon as I got accepted in school — HEAD, Geneva — I began a process that comes much more from experimental cinema — to free oneself from standard structures, a cinema shot on film, that seeks texture, that has other elements. … I did a lot of documentary work because for me, there was […]