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Sandy Greenwood speaks candidly about the challenges she has faced as an Indigenous actor

BY JARROD WOLFHUNTER Sandy Greenwood is a proud and passionate First Nations actor, writer, and producer who is starring in the hotly anticipated At What Cost? – a production by award-winning Indigenous writer, Nathan Maynard and, skilful Indigenous director Isaac Drandic. At What Cost? focuses on the current explosion of the Indigenous population in the Palawa Community of […]

The Hating Game Adapts Sally Thorne’s Novel Into A Future Cult Classic

REVIEWED BY RIDA BABAR For anyone interested in a slow burn, enemies to lovers on-screen adventure, look no further. The film adaptation of the 2016 novel by Sally Thorne, The Hating Game is the perfect fit for girls-night-in and has all the makings of a future cult classic. While contemporary romance is no doubt a […]

REVIEW: ‘Lizzie’ – The Punk-Rock Queer Musical About Lizzie Borden

By Iki Minogue Directed by Maeve Marsden, the Sydney Festival’s Lizzie tells the true story of Lizzie Borden, who allegedly axed to death her father and stepmother in Massachusetts in 1982 - looking very innocent and camp in the process. It can be interpreted as the gay, gothic, gory rendition of Picnic At Hanging Rock […]

REVIEW: The Wedding Singer is an entertaining trip down memory lane

Reviewed by Jarrod Wolfhunter The Wedding Singer Musical brought the house down at Sydney’s magnificent State Theatre on Wednesday night! Billed as ‘Sydney’s Summer Musical’, The Wedding Singer showered audiences with fun and accurate character depictions from the 1998 film; with palpable cast connections that could rival the original and celebrated performances of Adam Sandler […]

Inner West Author Jack Ellis Releases New Book

By Renee Lou Dallow Jack Ellis is a writer with two novels under his belt. His first, The Best Feeling Of All, deals with girls growing up through various stages of their  lives. It explores their friendships and new relationships as they traverse their worlds both together and separately. Ellis’s latest novel, Home And Other […]

REVIEW: Turandot

REVIEWED BY JARROD WOLHUTER The magic at the Joan Sutherland Theatre was alive and in abundance at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday night as masked crowds swelled in anticipation for the opening of Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, Turandot. This three act, three-hour epic, set in  11th century Jin dynasty China. tells the story of a […]

Flickerfest Festival to screen over 200 films despite industry’s hardest year

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Bondi Beach’s annual short film festival, Flickerfest, will ring in its 31st year with over 200 works.  This year’s event will run from Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Beginning as a local event in 1991, Flickerfest is now a popular debut festival for Australian and international films alike. It’s […]

Esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi to give one day only show in Sydney 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi will speak at Sydney ICC this month to share experiences as a restaurateur and food writer.  The Flavour Of Life tour, which will see Ottolenghi visit eight Australian cities with cooking tips and vegetarian joys, was originally about his eighth book, Flavour. But the Israeli-born chef explained the […]

THAW – Harnessed But Not Hanging

BY RENEE DALLOW Legs On The Wall is presenting their next spectacular, death defying performance piece, Thaw, 20 metres above Sydney harbour, as part of Sydney Festival. Witness as a 2.7 tonne iceberg dangles, like a diamond, from The Opera House. On this iceberg will be a female aerialist dancing free form as the ice […]

Bergman Island

REVIEWED BY PATRICK MCKENZIE “There’s a world outside of your own asshole,” the groom-to-be tells Amy (Mia Wasikowska), a friend of the bridge at the fictional wedding set on the very real island of Fårö, the final home of revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman – and the setting of Chris’ (Vicky Krieps) new screenplay where Amy […]