Articles by: John

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

Nameless tunes – Searching for Sugar Man at Outside-in cinema

May 8, 2013

Arts, Music, Popular music:

This week’s Outside-in cinema screening is of the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. The film follows the film-makers as they try and find out what came… Read More ›

Outside-in cinema has a few bugs

Outside-in cinema has a few bugs

September 26, 2012

Arts, Film:

Well before films, music, photography, and all manner of other idle pursuits took over, I found nothing more fascinating than the insects that crawl beneath my feet. When people stepped… Read More ›

Unsettling figures within Outside-in cinema

Unsettling figures within Outside-in cinema

September 12, 2012

Arts, Visual arts:

It can be a horrible thing to acquaint yourself with artists you admire. As a rule, I would advise against it. The passionate vocalist will sigh and check their e-mail… Read More ›

Redefining childishness at Outside-in cinema

Redefining childishness at Outside-in cinema

August 29, 2012

Arts, Film:

A few years back, I was sitting in the crowd at a Kristina Olsen concert, when she slipped into one of many between-song anecdotes. She recalled a question that a… Read More ›

Virtually catastrophic events at Outside-in cinema

Virtually catastrophic events at Outside-in cinema

August 15, 2012

Arts, Film:

The potential for societal collapse as a result of our increasing reliance on computers has long been a favourite theme of speculative fiction in cinema, with few film-goers able to… Read More ›

More time, one more time, one…: Philip Glass, Outside-in

More time, one more time, one…: Philip Glass, Outside-in

July 18, 2012

Arts, Music:

A few years back, I was looking to find some unorthodox sheet music to place on my wall, hoping to perhaps satisfy some unapologetically superficial aspect of my addiction to… Read More ›

Talk with the hand: Outside-in Cinema

Talk with the hand: Outside-in Cinema

June 20, 2012

Arts, Television:

This week’s Outside-in cinema screening is the multi-award-winning documentary Being Elmo, which has yet to be released in Australian cinemas (in or out of a festival). The film focuses on… Read More ›

Outside-in Cinema and Babies: Beyond the Odessa Steps

Outside-in Cinema and Babies: Beyond the Odessa Steps

June 6, 2012

Arts, Film:

The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of babies in films is pretty harrowing: the Odessa Steps sequence in Sergei Eisenstein’s epic, Battleship Potemkin (which was famously… Read More ›

The surface of things

The surface of things

May 23, 2012

Arts:

Last July, one of my housemates and I spent three nights together in New York City. We were both at the end of our holidays, and winding down in our… Read More ›

Sounds of Istanbul

Sounds of Istanbul

May 9, 2012

Arts, Music:

The 2012 Outside-in cinema season is upon us, kicking things off with the 2005 German documentary Crossing the bridge, directed by controversial director Faith Akin and narrated by Einst├╝rzende Neubauten… Read More ›