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1st Year Checking

As the public's knowledge about the dangers of concussions continues to expand we all begin to look at every aspect of our world differently. In particular, children's sport is the next big area of concern for doctors, parents and the young athletes themselves. Michael Messner's new documentary, 1st Year Checking, shines a light on these […]

REVIEW: Once – The Musical

The Irish romantic movie Once (2007) spawned an award-winning theatrical musical with productions staged in many countries including America and the UK. The Darlinghurst Theatre Company production in Sydney was a critical and box office success when it played at the Eternity Playhouse in 2019 and now, that success should justifiably be replicated. The simplistic […]

Embattled

Cash Boykins may be the greatest fighter to ever set foot into an octagon for a MMA fight but back at home he certainly isn't winning any accolades for his parenting skills. Cash's son Jett still looks up to his father as a hero, despite witnessing his father physically assaulting his mother and younger brother […]

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Memory is a such a fleeting and precious commodity. It is this idea which provides the framework for the new documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In. After suffering a near fatal brain haemorrhage in 2018 legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was confronted with the fragility of memory & thus this documentary was set […]

Edge Of The World

Edge Of The World tells the very interesting story of Indian-born, British soldier, Sir James Brooke who became Governor then Rajah of Sarawak, the largest state of Borneo, in 1841. The film is engaging from start to finish and is punctuated by a series of unexpected events that helps to capture audience attention. Cringe-worthy at […]

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black is a gothic mystery thriller set in and around a haunted house in the early 20th century. It is not the usual fare for the Ensemble Theatre where playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon have always been the popular choice. Director of the Ensemble and of this play, Mark […]

Little Joe

In dynamic scenes of absurd twists, Jessica Hausner’s new film calls audiences to consider their own desire for quick-fix happiness.  Little Joe, follows the production of a mystical plant, bred by Alice Woodard (Emily Beecham) to make people happy. Through interaction with enigmatic characters, Alice comes to understand her plant is more than it seemed. […]

Three Summers

Mada is never without her mobile phone. The family she works for loves her and depends on her to organise their lives and the lives of her own personal staff so that all runs smoothly. Mada does, however, find time to work her own angle - she is in the process of trying to get […]

Cousins

Kiwi produced dramatic motion pictures have always intrigued Australian audiences, notably because of their culturally diverse themes and dramatic elements. Cousins is their latest offering, adapted from the classic novel penned by the highly praised Maori author Patricia Grace. The story centers on three young female indigenous cousins who are separated shortly after World War […]

REVIEW: The Little Prince

Following sell-out seasons at the Folies Bergère in Paris in 2019 and the Dubai Opera in 2020, the Little Prince now comes to the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, in an Australian exclusive premiere season. Based on the popular novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this stage adaptation remains true to the original […]