One of the best things I enjoyed watching on Netflix last year was the series Five Came Back. Based off the book by Mark Harris, the series recounts the experiences of five legendary Hollywood directors throughout their service in World War II. It is one of the most fascinating and moving stories I got to watch and hope you will get a chance to enjoy it too. I think sometimes I struggle to find the right way to review something I enjoyed so much but feel free to check it out at

Based out of Victoria, Buzz Magazine was one the longest running street press magazines in Australia being published in print from 1993 to 2010. Some fine writers have worked for Buzz over the years and gone onto successful careers in media since and there is simply no way to measure the contribution the mag made to local music over its print run. With such words and minimal advertising on the website the impression could be taken that Buzz is now semi-retired. Yet the site is quite prolific with new write-ups on a daily basis, the ongoing interest of fans old and new and contributions from some very talented people indeed.

-Lloyd Marken



  1. Another excellent review…you’re getting really good at this! Of the five, I really like William Wyler and I don’t think I’ve seen a poor film by him. He was a very brave man. The crew of the Memphis Belle thought he was crazy to be there at all, especially when he sat in the ball turret to get the best shots of a landing.

    1. Wyler was a fascinating man. I would very much like to see The Best Years of Our Lives. I’m stunned by how honestly it dealt with the plight of returning veterans which has very real world applications for today.

    1. I think I would enjoy the book even more. I had it out from the library and enjoyed it but didn’t get enough time to read it properly. I think these men and their stories like most veterans are so compelling its hard to not make something good out of the telling of them. I enjoyed it. I hope you do GP. Would love to talk to you about it.

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