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Robert Eggers’ Viking Revenge Tale ‘The Northman’

A Viking tale of revenge that is packed with lore, mystical visions, brutal violence, and a touch of romance to balance it all out. The latest film by director Robert Eggers (The Witch and The Lighthouse) sees him exploring his most expansive tale to date. The Northman follows Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), a young Viking prince […]

REVIEW: Fat Noodle at The Star

Fat Noodle is situated right in the center of the Star City Casino and is justifiably receiving the reputation as the casual dining Asian Street Food restaurant that must be experienced! Head chef Luke Nguyen is one of Sydney’s top celebrity chefs and best-selling author of cookbooks Secrets of The Red Lantern and Songs Of Sapa. […]

REVIEW: Bach’s Easter Oratorio

After postponing their performances for two lockdown years, Artistic Director of Bach Akademie Australia, Madeleine Easton, was finally able to bring the Easter Oratorio concert series to Australian audiences, and what a concert it was! A superb choir of eight (two bass, two sopranos, two tenors, an alto and a counter tenor) carried the vocals […]

REVIEW: Short+Sweet Sydney Final Gala

BY MARCUS HAAR After having to reprogram on five separate occasions due to COVID-19, the Final Gala performances for the ongoing 20-year long, little theatre festival, Short+Sweet Sydney played last Sunday. Over 30 plays were submitted into the semi-finals which, just like a knife to a whetstone, were sharpened down to a final 10 by […]

REVIEW: STC presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Sydney Opera House

Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is the perfect choice of production to present to audiences starved of good old-fashioned FUN. Coward wrote the play in 1941, perhaps with the idea of taking the mind of the British public off the war. And perhaps this is why the play was chosen for Sydney audiences who had endured isolation […]

Nick O’Mara – Overland Review

Over the years Nick O'Mara has built a reputation as one of Australia's premier guitarists blending pop & folk. With his new album, Overland, O'Mara showcases all of his talents on guitarist & as a songwriter across 10 tracks.  Exploring themes of hope & dread, beauty & decay, love & loss, malevolence & deliverance Overland […]

REVIEW: Blood On The Wattle confronts climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics

Geoff Sykes’ play Blood On The Wattle, which he also directs, is a three-hander with plenty to say about the big issues confronting Australia today - issues like climate change, the plight of refugees, and party politics. At the centre is Federal member for “Western Slopes”, Karl Matters, played with disturbing realism by Ken Welsh. […]

REVIEW: Darling Harbour Restaurant & Bar – Pumphouse Sydney

BY TESSA PELLE The historic Pumphouse Sydney in Darling Harbour has officially opened its doors to reveal a complete refurbishment of the famous venue. Guests are welcomed back to try a diverse collection of craft beers, explore the brand-new wine room and dive into a new, elevated menu crafted by Head Chef Anthony Kirk. The […]

REVIEW: Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘White Pearl’ tackles racism & consumerism in the beauty industry

REVIEWED BY SHON HO A racist commercial for a skin whitening cream has been leaked online. It’s going viral and the Singaporean headquarters of the start-up Clearday Cosmetics is plunged into a state of chaos. Cue skyrocketing views on YouTube, global backlash and an increasing number of KFC buckets accumulating in the boardroom as the […]

‘Nowhere Special’ is a beautiful and heart wrenching film

Sometimes watching a relatable and emotionally charged movie can inspire people to appreciate and not take family and other loved ones for granted. Based on a true story Nowhere Special is a beautiful and heart wrenching film handled with intense sensitivity as a single father desperately trying to find the perfect adoptive family for his […]