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WOW FILM FESTIVAL’S WENDY VS HELVETICA

This year’s World of Women: WOW Film Festival is packed full of celebrities, parties and of course an array of contemporary short films. Amidst the madness, a little film about typography where Helvetica yearns for equality and Wendy is a freedom fighter stood out like an Algerian in an Arial world. We talk font to […]

CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG

“And how about people who don’t know their babies are asshole babies? Everybody thinks their babies are the best babies in the world but your baby just hit me, he’s an asshole. That’s not cute.” And that’s Chelsea Handler. From babies to Angelina Jolie, she will go there, tear it up and say the things […]

FOSTERING A GREEN CULTURAL PRECINCT AT WALSH BAY

How do we make Walsh Bay green and colourful at the same time? Already hailed the arts hub of Sydney, Walsh Bay is the heart of arts central (amidst Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Regional Arts NSW, Accessible Arts, The Song Company, Gondwana […]

AN EVENING WITH LILY TOMLIN

With a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy award, an Oscar, a BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nomination and a cover of Time magazine with the headline, "America's New Queen of Comedy” under her belt, Lily Tomlin is back in Australia to entertain you. More than anything, this woman is a master impersonator – […]

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

I’m going to miss Lisbeth Salander. Her black eyeliner, her multiple piercings, her cigarette smoking hunch, her barely there breasts, her steel glances and her utter unpredictability. Amidst the Carrie Bradshaws, I will miss the coolest female character to grace the big screen in a long time. And in the third and final instalment of […]

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Canadian-American director Des McAnuff’s (Jersey Boys) gave the audience a little fright before the beginning of Doctor Zhivago last Tuesday. He made a special appearance on stage welcoming everyone and mentioned that lead cast member Anthony Warlow was injured at rehearsals and his understudy had been doing a fabulous job filling in for him. The […]

KAMLET

There was once a man who overthrew John Howard only to be kicked to the curb by a red-haired heroine, well at that time she was. And then he said nine words and won the country over again. “Having said all that folks, we’ve got to zip.” With that, he was immortalised a fallen hero […]

FANTASTIC PLANET FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

This is a call out to all Sydney sci-fi and fantasy film fans and especially filmmakers. If you’ve had a brilliant idea you’ve been honing and are ready to unleash your inner sci-fi, get your entries for screenplays, music videos, short and feature films in now! So, be it a film about them “fuckin’ prawns” […]

THE MARK GINSBURG BAND

South African saxophonist Mark Ginsburg has just finished his thesis on the influence of Jewish prayer modes on jazz musicians. So not only does the man play the sax like a musical wizard, he’s done his research too. We like. “Growing up in Cape Town I had three primary musical influences - ethnic African music, […]

THE SECRET FILM SOCIETY

The are the mafia of film. They are feared and revered. They have, after all, won awards or been featured at various film festivals like Sundance, One Take Film Festival, Zagreb, International Film Festival of India, Vancouver International Film Festival, Sao Paulo Short Film Festival as well as St Kilda, Revelation Perth and Dungog. They work […]