The Team

The team have gotten together and teased out their favourite Film and TV titles for 2015. I’ll be following this post with one of my own. Between the two, you should find some good recommendations for viewing.





Scream-QueensTop Movies and TV 2015

Scream Queens

I love comedy and generally adore any genre crossing so Scream Queens with its horror parody premise is right up my alley. I didn’t expect it to be as nuanced as it is though, with characters that are as crazy as the show itself.

 Mockingjay: Part 2

 This was always a given. Fantastic throughout, though I didn’t love the ending.

 Mad Max

This one I wouldn’t have even watched if it weren’t for all the MRAs saying it was awful. If they hated it that much, I thought that there must be something there. And there was. So much was built into what wasn’t said in this movie. I think you could watch it ten times and discover something new with each viewing.


This is all down to my love of genre crossing. The cast work amazingly together, and the movie is hilarious.

Jupiter Ascending

Pretty sure most people hated this one, but I really liked it. It’s stunningly beautiful and a lot of fun.


dedmanStephen Dedman:



Mad Max 2

Top Film for 2015

The Martian

Inside Out

Mad Max: Fury Road


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(Really good 2014 movies I didn’t see until 2015 and liked even more than Star Wars were: The Imitation Game, What We Do in the Shadows, Big Hero 6)


Mandy Wrangles_2_tnMandy Wrangles:



outlander s2

Top TV for 2015

The Walking Dead


Jessica Jones

Orange is the New Black

Fear the Walking Dead (I have high hopes for series 2…)

and I’ve just discovered River, thanks to Netflix. Only a couple of episodes in, but I think I’m hooked!


Damian Magee-webDamian Magee:



poldarkHere are my top 5 in TV and films for 2015.

Top 5 TV Shows

Doctor Who


New Tricks


Masters of Sex


man-from-uncleTop 5 Films

Star Wars: Force Awaken

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.



The Avengers: Age of Ultron


Alison MatherA V Mather:



Longmire Season 2

Top TV for 2015

#1 (with shiny stars) Penny Dreadful


Silicon Valley



Also, special mention to Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell.



davitt-award  aurealis-award   logo-curtin-university

Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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