Scott McConnell

How we lost our stars – and our beliefs

9 January 2020 5:00 am

One of the most popular — and best-named books — ever written about Hollywood was Harold Robbins’s novel The Dream Merchants. Published…

Why celebrating the New Year is good for your soul

31 December 2019 11:57 am

The meaning of most holidays is clear: Valentine’s Day celebrates romance; Thanksgiving, productivity; Anzac Day the soldiers who protect us…

Why are Australian films now so unpopular?

23 October 2019 12:29 pm

Australian films are less popular today than they were decades ago. Consider the following statistics from recent Australian film history.…