All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

History Painting: ‘Capture of Joan of Arc’ by Adolf-Alexander Dillens, circa 1850.

You’ve all heard of the story of France’s national heroine, nicknamed ‘The maid of Orleans’ and how she rode at […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Exactly twenty years ago today, on May 23, 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan announced that his band, after 11 […]

The 12 Best Actresses of the 2010s – Part 2 (of 3).

The following list of the best actresses of the 2010s was always going to be a subjective choice on my […]

Songs about overcoming adversity: ‘Paranoia’ by Liza Anne.

What I really like about Nashville based Liza Anne is how quickly she has evolved as a musician. She’s taken […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential John Ford Films.

Hollywood film director John Ford was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on February 1st 1894 and died on August 31st […]

Birds of Tokyo’s Adam Weston talks Human Design: “There’s no possible way we could have written any other sort of record.”

Can you believe thirteen years ago the Birds of Toyko released their acclaimed debut album Day One! Since then, the […]

On my stereo this week: ‘In a Good Way’ by Faye Webster.

In the middle of last year, Faye Webster came across my radar via various spotify recommendations. Upon listening to her […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Village: Ivy’s steely protector.

The beating heart of M.Night Shyamalan most underrated masterpiece The Village (2004) is the love story between Ivy and Lucius […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential M.Night Shyamalan Films.

Occasionally, and for good reason, director M. Night Shyamalan was once hailed as the next Hitchcock, following the success of […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Medusa sequence in Clash of the Titans (1981).

To bring any Greek myth fantasy to the big screen can be problematic. Do you stay true to the original […]