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Book review: The Golden Thread by Darlene Zschech

Book review: The Golden Thread by Darlene Zschech

10 August 2019

Discovering God's presence in unexpected places. ... Read more

Book review: Deeper Places by Dr Matthew Jacoby

Book review: Deeper Places by Dr Matthew Jacoby

30 July 2019

An exploration of how our faith and emotional life interact.... Read more

Music review: Home by FourHymn

Music review: Home by FourHymn

17 July 2019

An album rooted in scripture accessible to Salvationists of all ages.... Read more

Why we love to play the Game of Thrones

Why we love to play the Game of Thrones

15 June 2019

What impact has this epic TV series had on a society desperately searching for meaning in a world ... Read more

TV series review: Christians Like Us

TV series review: Christians Like Us

15 May 2019

This two-part documentary series follows a group of Christians, from various standpoints, who spend ... Read more

Movie review: Hotel Mumbai

Movie review: Hotel Mumbai

20 March 2019

Hotel employees must decide if hospitality includes laying down their lives.... Read more

Movie review: Sometimes, Always, Never

Movie review: Sometimes, Always, Never

13 March 2019

This month, a film release will seek to put Jesus’ famous story of exceptional mercy back on front... Read more

Music review: Outside the Inside by David Willersdorf

Music review: Outside the Inside by David Willersdorf

2 March 2019

An intrinsically personal call to confront our own pain and experience the grace of God, so we may s... Read more

Music review: Burn the Ships by For King & Country

Music review: Burn the Ships by For King & Country

26 February 2019

Burn The Ships is a musically clever, moving and spiritually awakening experience.... Read more

Music review: Rain Part 1 by Planetshakers

Music review: Rain Part 1 by Planetshakers

12 February 2019

High-energy, high-praise anthemic melodies... Read more

TV series review: Bodyguard

TV series review: Bodyguard

2 February 2019

After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a... Read more

Music review – Native Tongue by Switchfoot

Music review – Native Tongue by Switchfoot

1 February 2019

Driving electric guitar hooks and lead singer Jon Foreman's gravelly tones provide the backdrop for ... Read more

God's story in summer blockbusters

God's story in summer blockbusters

11 January 2019

Look closely and you'll see spiritual messages in the latest movies.... Read more

Upstream - Making a Murderer 2

Upstream - Making a Murderer 2

30 December 2018

International media attention has attracted the skills of 'never say die' lawyer Kathleen Zellner wh... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

60 Second Verdict: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

29 December 2018

The plot is fresh, the new Spider-Man heroes are interesting, the push into other ethnicities is wor... Read more

Upstream: The Kominsky Method

Upstream: The Kominsky Method

23 December 2018

Douglas and Arkin are a winning combination in this new TV comedy series.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mortal Engines

60 Second Verdict: Mortal Engines

22 December 2018

An insightful prediction of how humanity's greed and selfishness are like a self-destruct button.... Read more

Fantastic heroes, great conversations

Fantastic heroes, great conversations

20 December 2018

With a little thought, you can prepare yourself for a meaningful chat with your kids when the lights... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Widows

60 Second Verdict: Widows

15 December 2018

A stellar cast and girl-power twist on the heist genre, makes this a watchable film.... Read more

 Upstream: Origin

Upstream: Origin

13 December 2018

A group of strangers stranded on a space vessel must band together to fight an unknown enemy.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

60 Second Verdict: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

8 December 2018

A visually gorgeous film whose central character emulates the real king of Christmas. ... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

60 Second Verdict: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

24 November 2018

The arch-evil wizard Grindelwald is on the loose again, and pursuing a plan to put the world’s mug... Read more

Upstream: The Romanoffs

Upstream: The Romanoffs

20 November 2018

Enter into the world of Russian royalty with The Romanoffs, a series of stories about people who bel... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

60 Second Verdict: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

17 November 2018

The latest edition to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise is disappointingly one-dimensional, ... Read more

 60 Second Verdict: An Interview With God

60 Second Verdict: An Interview With God

10 November 2018

Without much preachiness and plenty of Bible references and theological understanding, An Intervie... Read more

Upstream: Doctor Who Season 11

Upstream: Doctor Who Season 11

6 November 2018

Change is afoot on Doctor Who, but is it just being politically correct?... Read more

Upstream: The Haunting of Hill House

Upstream: The Haunting of Hill House

30 October 2018

It is a fascinating insight into what people believe and our longing to be believed and by others.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Venom

60 Second Verdict: Venom

27 October 2018

Few baddies get their own shot at the spotlight.... Read more

Upstream: The Orville

Upstream: The Orville

23 October 2018

This Star Trek spoof fails to hit the funny bone.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: First Man 

60 Second Verdict: First Man 

20 October 2018

First Man gives an intimate portrayal of the impact Neil Armstrong's history-making moon walk had on... Read more

Upstream: Bite Club

Upstream: Bite Club

15 October 2018

New Aussie detective drama disappoints.... Read more

Movie review: First Man

Movie review: First Man

12 October 2018

First Man is an awesome cinematic creation that will please many, but I can't help but contemplate i... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Night School

60 Second Verdict: Night School

9 October 2018

A predictable movie with jokes and characters you’ve seen countless times before.... Read more

Upstream: Kidding

Upstream: Kidding

9 October 2018

Can you be too good? Jim Carey's new comedy drama invites the question.... Read more

Upstream: Maniac

Upstream: Maniac

2 October 2018

A clever, retro-styled series concerned with the problem of pain.... Read more

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

Movie review: The House with the clock in it's walls

29 September 2018

While pitched as a family movie, parents should be alert for the more subtle messages it conveys.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

60 Second Verdict: The House With The Clock In Its Walls

29 September 2018

A creative storyline that’s backed by all the special effects and star-power you would expect from... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Predator 

60 Second Verdict: The Predator 

22 September 2018

Predator writer-director Shane Black created the Lethal Weapon franchise and his love for action cli... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Searching

60 Second Verdict: Searching

15 September 2018

This modern-day story of a missing teenager unfolds within the screens of her father's computer and ... Read more

Upstream: Better Call Saul: Season 4

Upstream: Better Call Saul: Season 4

8 September 2018

Season 4 continues to follow Jimmy McGill's slow decline into criminal activity and his transformati... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Crazy Rich Asians

60 Second Verdict: Crazy Rich Asians

8 September 2018

Crazy Rich Asians is a surprisingly fun and familiar Rom-com plot, with a dose of lifestyles of the ... Read more

Movie review: Crazy Rich Asians

Movie review: Crazy Rich Asians

8 September 2018

A romantic comedy set in the excessive world of "old money" Singapore.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Luis and the Aliens

60 Second Verdict: Luis and the Aliens

1 September 2018

A lonely boy is helped by aliens.... Read more

Upstream: Kim’s Convenience

Upstream: Kim’s Convenience

28 August 2018

This touching comedy revolves around a Korean family running a convenience store in the city of Toro... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Book Club

60 Second Verdict: Book Club

25 August 2018

A talented cast but a middle-of-the-road comedy... Read more

60 Second Verdict: BlackkKlansman

60 Second Verdict: BlackkKlansman

18 August 2018

The true story of an African-American policeman who goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.... Read more

Movie review: The Darkest Minds

Movie review: The Darkest Minds

15 August 2018

The Darkest MInd is the latest dystopian film elevating a teenage heroine.... Read more

Upstream: Killing Eve

Upstream: Killing Eve

14 August 2018

A cat-and-mouse game with high stakes for both the characters and the viewer being entertained.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Darkest Minds

60 Second Verdict: The Darkest Minds

11 August 2018

A post-apocalyptic tale in which a teen heroine rises up to rescue the world from a terrifying futur... Read more

 Upstream: The Hollow and Final Space

Upstream: The Hollow and Final Space

6 August 2018

Finally, adult cartoons on Netflix that aren’t 'adult' because of their language or their sexual c... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

60 Second Verdict: The Breaker Upperers

4 August 2018

Breaking up couples for money - what can go wrong?... Read more

Upstream: Taboo

Upstream: Taboo

31 July 2018

A story of treachery and betrayal.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

60 Second Verdict: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

28 July 2018

The Mamma Mia sequel continues to please musically but offers an erratic and morally questionable pl... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Mary Shelley

60 Second Verdict: Mary Shelley

21 July 2018

Fanciful biopic about the 18-year-old woman who wrote one of modern literature's masterpieces - Fran... Read more

Nine reasons to question 13 reasons why

Nine reasons to question 13 reasons why

19 July 2018

Is it really helping?... Read more

Upstream: MacGyver

Upstream: MacGyver

17 July 2018

Ready for a trip back to the 90s? Americas CBS has breathed new life into classic crime fighter Mac... Read more

Upstream: MacGyver

Upstream: MacGyver

16 July 2018

Ready for a trip back to the 90s? Americas CBS has breathed new life into classic crime fighter Mac... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Ant-Man and The Wasp

60 Second Verdict: Ant-Man and The Wasp

14 July 2018

Scott Lang (alias Ant-Man') has spent three years under house arrest. Now, on the eve of his releas... Read more

Upstream: Derren Brown - Miracle

Upstream: Derren Brown - Miracle

10 July 2018

Renowned illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown claims he can persuade and fool anyone.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Heart of Man

60 Second Verdict: The Heart of Man

7 July 2018

A dramatized documentary about real-life experiences of the famous Prodigal Son parable.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Incredibles 2

60 Second Verdict: The Incredibles 2

23 June 2018

The Incredibles, the super family made up of Mr Incredible, Elastagirl and their three extraordinary... Read more

Movie review: Tully

Movie review: Tully

18 June 2018

If you had a chance to talk to your younger self, what advice would you give? ... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Hereditary

60 Second Verdict: Hereditary

16 June 2018

Toni Collette plays Annie whose desire to connect with her dead mother leads her family into a dark,... Read more

Upstream: Condor

Upstream: Condor

13 June 2018

Stan's hottest new release, is a 21st century rethink of the classic spy thriller, Three Days of the... Read more

60 Second Verdict: The Bookshop

60 Second Verdict: The Bookshop

9 June 2018

Character-driven film has classic message.... Read more

Upstream: Next of Kin

Upstream: Next of Kin

5 June 2018

This gripping BBC series follows a Pakistani family who grapple with the question; could my sibling ... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Han Solo

60 Second Verdict: Han Solo

2 June 2018

Star Wars fans will enjoy this origin movie telling the backstory of rogue pilot Han Solo.... Read more

Upstream: 13 Reasons Why - Season 2

Upstream: 13 Reasons Why - Season 2

29 May 2018

13 Reasons Why, Season 2 might be great drama, but is it doing the suicidal any favours?... Read more

Movie review: Breath

Movie review: Breath

16 May 2018

Based on the Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian icon Tim Winton, Breath captures the y... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Breath

60 Second Verdict: Breath

12 May 2018

Based on the novel by Tim Winton, this film is a real touchstone for the male struggle to mature in ... Read more

Upstream: Lost in Space

Upstream: Lost in Space

8 May 2018

Super scientists in search of paradise among the stars.... Read more

Upstream: The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2

Upstream: The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2

1 May 2018

Delving deeper into the dystopian world where apathy and fear has paved the way for female exploitat... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Isle of Dogs

60 Second Verdict: Isle of Dogs

28 April 2018

In a near-future Japanese metropolis, dogs are banished to a trash island.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Rampage

60 Second Verdict: Rampage

21 April 2018

If you like seeing buildings bashed down and The Rock achieving the improbable, this is for you.... Read more

Upstream: I, Zombie

Upstream: I, Zombie

11 April 2018

TV series iZombie has an unexpected lesson for audiences.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Paul the Apostle

60 Second Verdict: Paul the Apostle

7 April 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ is best suited to Christian viewers who want to be immersed in what it might... Read more

Upstream: Collateral

Upstream: Collateral

31 March 2018

It might sound like another run-of-the-mill police drama but the BBC's Collateral is set to be a ben... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Ready Player One

60 Second Verdict: Ready Player One

24 March 2018

In a world where we're escaping online, Ready Player One reminds us we have to be honest about ourse... Read more

Upstream: Atlanta

Upstream: Atlanta

6 March 2018

Cool, weird and insightful - Atlanta Season 2 has something to say.... Read more

Music review: Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters

Music review: Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters

18 January 2018

A mainstay in American heavy rock, Foo Fighters produces one of their better projects with their lat... Read more