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The Pez Outlaw

“There’s enough substance in The Pez Outlaw to recommend readers add it to their Netflix watchlist if they’re after something a little more nutritious in their candy-coated documentary filmmaking,” says anglican focus journalist Ben Rogers

"The other rather marvelous achievement EO manages is to get audiences to truly empathise and identify with its non-human protagonist for an hour-and-a-half in a way that evokes “feeling”, not just understanding, as an appeal to the heart and mind," (anglican focus journalist Ben Rogers on EO)
Films & TV


“Like Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar from which it takes inspiration, EO is bleak in its prognosis on humanity, but it’s hard not to be seduced and mesmerised by Jerzy Skolimowski’s bold directorial style and the narrative’s lean efficiency,” says new anglican focus journalist Ben Rogers


Whom, or what, do we worship?

“I recently had the privilege of visiting an art exhibition in Brisbane that is currently showcasing the work of British street artist and film director, Banksy…One of the things Banksy repeatedly challenges is the complex reality of consumerism that flourishes and perpetuates itself in our ongoing love of stuff,” says Bishop Cam Venables


For whom the bell tolls

“The good news is that we still have time to turn this situation around, as long as we collectively and urgently take responsibility and act,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt as he call us to an ‘ecological conversion’ on Earth Overshoot Day