Tom Ryan Even before its release in the US, discussion of Zero Dark Thirty was fraught with misinformation.
Waleed Aly Where do I start? Perhaps with the viral image that will come to define this episode: a child who'd be three or four hoisting a sign above his head blaring, ''Behead all those who insult the...
Heckler IT ALL started with a hint of excitement. A letter from a production company, explaining that an ad was going to be filmed in our street was dropped in our letterbox.
Danny Katz Thank you, thank you for your rousingly half-arsed applause and welcome to the yearly Pre-Oscars Katzy Movie Award Ceremony Thingie Night!
Satyajit Das Donations can set policy and ultimately may be harmful to democracy.
Germaine Greer Australians of Irish descent will be particularly interested in the unfolding saga of the Magdalenes.
Peter Craven What a Hollywood dream of cinematic distinction the Oscars are.
Peter FitzSimons But who is to take the mantle now that One Nation has imploded?
Jen Vuk James Deen may be cast as a romantic, but the reality is much uglier.
Marcia Langton Australia's mining wealth has had varied impacts on our economy and the incomes of Australians. It is clear the result has increased income levels for a large majority.
Anson Cameron Lisa and I danced our telephonic pas de deux around endlessly reflective levels of subterfuge.
John Birmingham What was Julia Gillard thinking? I'll tell you what she was thinking: ''Omigod, no, Tim, not the one about the Asian doctor lady finger, nooooooo ...''
Simon Jenkins Films like Zero Dark Thirty seem happy to falsify facts in the name of art.
Warwick McFadyen Whatever the merits or otherwise of the king, he is not remembered fondly.
Waleed Aly Whatever Kathryn Bigelow's intention with Zero Dark Thirty, her new blockbuster about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, one fact is inescapable: this is a pro-torture film.
Jacqueline Maley News of the death of pre-menstrual syndrome came as a terrible shock.
Suzy Freeman-Greene At a time studios wring every drop from sequels, Life of Pi's success is a thing of joy.
Peter Craven Why don't we have a film industry that is more sensitive to the riches of Australian writing?
Keith Austin OK, let's get this over and done with. I'm going to talk about Django Unchained, the new Quentin Tarantino movie out in cinemas on Thursday and I'm going to use the 'N' word.
Jane Caro When I was about 10 years old, I was stage- and star-struck (still am). I dreamt of being a famous actor, the adored focus of millions of eyes. Showoff? Vain? Moi? You don't know the half of it.