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Nobody

Everybody who works a mundane nine to five job will have moments when thy feel like a nobody and wish they could be something more. For Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame) his monotonous life as an accountant becomes too much to bear when intruders break into his house […]

Two By Two: Overboard

The now sometimes perfected balance of creating animated movies with appeal to kids and adults has been sharpened by a booming genre, but Two By Two: Overboard” falls flat. It delivers the whistles and whimsy for the kids in what becomes a bizarre narrative arc, and it seems underdeveloped for the kids and just a wallop […]

The Father

Brilliant is the only word to describe this incredible piece of filmmaking which deals with the debilitating illness dementia. Nominated for six Academy awards it’s a film that may be too close to home for many moviegoers. Anthony Hopkins gives a predictably outstanding  performance as an elderly man who feels that his daughter is scheming […]

REVIEW: James Galea’s BEST TRICK EVER

In James Galea’s BEST TRICK EVER, veteran Las Vegas showman and Melbourne International Comedy Festival performer James Galea presents a magical variety show that is equal parts dazzling and hilarious. Stepping into the Sydney Opera House’s intimate Studio space, audience members are met with a stage arranged to look like Galea’s lavish living room, featuring […]

Teenage Kicks

By Mark Morellini The independent Aussie LGBTQI flick Teenage Kicks performed well in several film festivals in 2016 and was picked up to screen on streaming services in the US. The film was written and directed by Craig Boreham who had mainly been making queer short films for the festival circuit and is now destined […]

REVIEW: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

With the help of advanced video technology, Kip Williams has given Sydney audiences a masterpiece of modern storytelling, signalling the way forward for future stage productions. Video screens allow solo performer Eryn Jean Norvill to narrate the story and play all 26 characters in Oscar Wilde’s fable of vanity and moral reckoning. It’s hard to […]

REVIEW: Pippin

As Sydney's theatres slowly emerge from their COVID induced slumber there was perhaps no better elixir to bring life back into the scene than the flashy, magical affair that is Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award winning musical, Pippin. Telling the story of a young man, the titular Pippin, at a cross roads in his life the […]

Oliver Sack: His Own Life

When Oliver Sacks was asked whether he was primarily a doctor or writer his response was, “equally first!” This insightful documentary details his life from early beginnings. Born in England in 1933 to Jewish parents who were medical professionals, he was separated from his parents during WWII, later found love in chemistry, and moved to […]

Happiest Season

Not your conventional Christmas cinematic offering, but there are endless laugh out loud moments in this romantic comedy surprise hit of the year! “Come with me to my parent’s house for Christmas. What’s five days? How bad can it be?” Harper (Mackenzie Davis) suggests to her lesbian lover Abby (Kristen Stewart). Well for starters Abby […]

REVIEW: Picnic At Hanging Rock

On St Valentine’s Day 1900, a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock... some were never to return. That’s the synopsis of the classic Australian novel written by Joan Lindsay which was produced into a successful film and more recently as a television series. The theatrical production, which was adapted by Tom […]