Svetlana Sterlin lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she contributes to Our Culture Magazine and ScreenRant. Her fiction, poetry, and other work appears in several printed and online publications.
Alice In Wonderland & Other Quirky Fantasy Films For Viewers Of All Ages
Fantasy is often thought to be most appealing to younger audiences, what with magical creatures, witches, secret portals, and alternate universes that help viewers escape their realities. However, fantasy can often be a way to comment on reality without being so explicit. This is a good way to spread serious messages to young audiences while also appealing to their older companions.
American Beauty & Other Suburban Horror Movies
Sam Mendes' Academy Award-winning film is an off-putting exploration of suburban life in America. The film opens with a rather morbid voiceover monologue from its main character, Lester Burnham, in which he talks about his death. The audience is then introduced to his dysfunctional family, which appears perfect from the outside.
Super Dark Times: American Psycho For Young Adults
Mary Harron's American Psycho was a career-defining film for Christian Bale, who stars as wealthy investment banker Patrick Bateman. The film has been respected and ridiculed, but it remains iconic in the world of cinema more than twenty years later. The story follows Bateman, day-in-the-life style, as he goes through his regimented morning routine, deals with the frustrations of his job and girlfriend (Reese Whitherspoon), and occasionally succumbs to his inner madness and bloodlust.
5 Reasons Why The Order Of The Phoenix Is The Best Harry Potter Movie
Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts brings a whole new world of adventure for him and his friends. The tone is a lot darker now that Voldemort is back and the Ministry is after Harry. The Ministry has also invaded Hogwarts by way of Professor Umbridge, but the new environment gives Harry a chance to make new friends, especially from other houses.
5 Reasons Why The Goblet Of Fire Is The Best Harry Potter Movie
In the fourth instalment of the Harry Potter series, Harry is faced with challenges far bigger than anything he's ever come across before. Despite this film's darkness, there's something about the Triwizard Tournament that gives it a fun lightheartedness and measured pace.
5 Reasons Why The Prisoner of Azkaban is the Best Harry Potter Movie
In the third Harry Potter movie, Harry and his friends immediately seem much older, and it's not because of their appearances. They have gone through significant trauma after battling Basilisks, being petrified, and fearing for their siblings' lives in The Chamber of Secrets.
8 Australian Artists You Should Be Listening To
Mallrat Mallrat Grace Shaw, professionally known as Mallrat, was born in Brisbane and has continued her music career in Australia. She is known for her dreamy, mellow synth-pop melodies and youthful lyrics. Riding on the back of the success of her first three EPs, the singer and rapper is now working on her debut album. Her nostalgic music has attracted over one million monthly Spotify listeners who find solace in her songs, which tend to focus on the quieter moments of life. She's a frequent collaborator of fellow Aussie artists Allday and Cub Sport.
5 Best Quotes From The Book Thief (2013)
Based on the novel by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief is a 2013 film adaptation starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, and Ben Schnetzer. The story is set in WWII Germany, where Liesel Meminger is orphaned after her mother is discovered to be a communist. She is adopted by Hans and Rosa Hubermann, an elderly couple.