Movie review – Transit

In Christian Petzold’s superbly deft drama, a fugitive steals someone else’s identity with deeply disturbing results By Peter Bradshaw Christian Petzold is the film-maker renowned as a modern master of suspense and a poet of Germany’s divided self. Of his recent work, I loved his Stasi thriller Barbara (2012) but […]


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Tarantino’s dazzling LA redemption song

With Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt playing a TV actor and stuntman who cross paths with the Manson cult, Tarantino has created outrageous, disorienting entertainment By Peter Bradshaw Quentin Tarantino’s exploitation black-comedy thriller Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood finds a pulp-fictionally redemptive take on the Manson nightmare in […]

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“A City Hill Cultural Center could have been the envy of many” – Part 2 – but where is the entertainment centre?

The following was originally written in 2017 for the City Hill Supporters Group prior to the Coffs Harbour City Council deciding to focus on Gordon Street for a cultural center in spite of City Hill having being gifted to the city by the government for a cultural center. Given recent […]