Pacific International Runaway 2017

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A Star Central Magazine Original Article 

“Witness the Movement,” is the tagline to the Pacific International Runaway. Those compelling yet straightforward three words encapsulate the importance of diversity, in the name of fashion. On the 21st October 2017, the movement has indeed sprung up again, bigger than ever, as it was held at the prestigious venue, the Star, Sydney. Amongst the many attendees that came to the event were notable Pacific Islander VIPs which include; Selena Short, CEO of Crunch Fitness, Caleb Jarvis of Trade Commissioner for Pacific Trade InvestAus and Her Excellency Hinauri Petana (High Commissioner of Samoa to Australia.), etc. Continue reading “Pacific International Runaway 2017”

Arias 2017: Bold Statements,Diversity and Rock’n’ Roll.

Photo Credit: Stars of the Arias: Vance Joy, Vera Blue and Isaiah

Award ceremonies are known for acknowledging an artist’s achievement, but it also a vehicle for change and bold political statements. This year at the Arias we see multiculturalism being embraced, diversity celebrated, blood sweat and tears rewarded. It was a chaotic day on November 30th, 2017.  The likes of Australian music royalty such as; PNAU, Amy Shark, AB Original, Dan, Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Illy, Flume and Client Liaison, Peking Duk, Vance Joy,  graced the red carpet with their glittering and flamboyant presence.  It’s Star Central Magazine’s first coverage of the Arias. Continue reading “Arias 2017: Bold Statements,Diversity and Rock’n’ Roll.”

Film Review- The Man Who Invented Christmas


Originally posted on 4th October 2017 on Star Central Magazine

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is a kind of tale that you would like to share amongst a group of bright-eyed children near a crackling fireplace and a Christmas spruce. There is something about this Charles Dickens’ classic novella that encapsulates the warmth and joy of Christmas. Based on the same book title “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” by Les Standiford, the film is vivid re-invention of a classic novel where it ventures to the imaginative mind of Charles Dickens. Continue reading “Film Review- The Man Who Invented Christmas”


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Originally posted on the 26th September 2017 on 

Compelling would be an understatement when it comes to describing “I Am Not Your Negro,” directed by Raoul Peck. Based on the unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House,” by James Baldwin, this incredibly thoughtful film essay which interweaves a mosaic of historical archives and modern day footage. With the soothing narration by Samuel L. Jackson, it tackles a galvanising subject matter of racism between the blacks and white people. Continue reading “FILM REVIEW-I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO”

Film Review- Blades of the Immortal


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Originally posted on September 12th, 2017 on 

The thing about Asian period movies is that you probably expect a typical “I will avenge you” trope, which probably makes up fifty percent of the genre. Although “Blades of the Immortal” is not your average “I will avenge you” movie, rather it shifts the focus on the moral grey-areas of revenge and its repercussions and the cursed immortality. Directed by Takashi Miike, this film is said to be his hundredth, based on the manga of the same title, by Hiroaki Samura. It is a perfect choice for Miike to adapt the manga series, as it has more than its fair share of idiosyncratic characters, well-choreographed sword fighting scenes and bizarre weapons.  Continue reading “Film Review- Blades of the Immortal”