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Grey Daze – Amends

Posthumous releases of any kind - whether they be in the form of singles, films, or as is the case with Amends full albums - are always a delicate matter. Whilst Chester Bennington is best known as the voice of Linkin Park, it was not his only musical project. Prior to forming that iconic band […]

Julian Taylor – The Ridge

Julian Taylor’s latest album The Ridge hopes to bring joy to listeners in this troubling time. Reminiscing the childhood memories of spending summer at his grandparent’s farm in Maple Ridge, the title track eases the listeners into the album through painting a picture into his wistful past. Throughout the album, Taylor blends in various elements […]

The Assistant

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the subsequent #MeToo movement comes a suffocating new film by writer/director Kitty Green. The Assistant stars Julia Garner (Ozark) as Jane, a young recent university graduate who has scored an entry-level job as an assistant to a high-powered New York film producer. During the course of […]

Detectorists

From the UK comes this delightful comedy series that explores the day to day lives and loves of a couple of metal detectorists as they search paddocks for a 17th century Saxon ship burial. Filmed in a quaint little town in Essex this pleasant and light-hearted show has a wonderful array of eccentric characters which […]

Locked Together

Over the past month, during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, Audible invited some of their favourite comedians to connect with each other from their homes. There are eight episodes in this audiobook series, and the highlights are Dawn French with Jennifer Saunders and Simon Pegg with Nick Frost. From managing the cleaning sans cleaners (who would have […]

REVIEW: Faust

What a diabolically decadent yet divine production this is, featuring the age-old battleground of good and evil, of satanic temptation and moral decrepitude, in which the aging Faust surrenders his soul for youthful pleasures.   The ring-master is the malevolent, omnipresent, shape-shifter devil Méphistophélès. Teddy Tahu Rhodes fills this role superbly, with his mellifluous voice and […]

True History Of The Kelly Gang

True History Of The Kelly Gang is a unique interpretation of the story of Ned Kelly, infamous bushranger of the 1800s.  Featuring a stellar lineup of award-winning Australian and international stars, including Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Claudia Karvan and Charlie Hunnam, the acting is faultless. Unfortunately, it’s the plot and dialogue that is […]

1917

Sam Mendes’ 1917 uses an especially impressive technical feat, in that it is filmed using one single shot for the entire length of the film. Set during the midst of World War I in northern France this film follows two young soldiers, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), as they are tasked with delivering […]

REVIEW: Little Miss Sunshine

Two words aptly describe the Sydney premiere production of Little Miss Sunshine which is based on the 2006 smash hit film by the same name – absolutely delightful!! The story follows the journey of an extremely dysfunctional yet strangely inspirational family as they embark on a long road trip from New Mexico to California. The […]

Fenn Wilson – Ghost Heroin

Fenn Wilson has released his first full-length album Ghost Heroin, which is a musical exposition of the journey from darkness to catharsis.  The Melbourne based musician had already developed a reputation for himself as an emotionally raw and rhythmically talented artist through his EP Tales Of The Black Dog, which showcased his guitar skills. But, […]