Reviews

  • Who You Think I Am

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Safy Nebbou’s exploration of identity in his latest film Who You Think I Am beautifully moves in the spaces between illusion and truth as questions about how we connect with each other in our modern society are raised. An adapt…
  • The Botanica Vaucluse

    Food & Drink Reviews
    Are you dreaming of a restaurant where you are welcomed as a warm friend; are provided with seamless friendly professional service; can relax in a pleasing to the eye environment; and dine on dishes that not only use fresh well-source…
  • One-Act Play Festival's Opening Week

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Sydney's inaugural one-act play festival NO: INTERMISSION launched in Chippendale this week presented by Theatre Travels.  The first two plays Queenslander and Albumen played a…
  • STUBER

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Stuber is a 2019 American action comedy directed by Michael Dowse and starring Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick 2017) and Dave Bautista (think Drax the Destroyer from Guardians of the Galaxy). Already, this absurd duo has got us viewers ready …
  • Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Destinations and Adventures On a freezing rainy Saturday night this June we headed to the warmth of Woollahra’s St Columba Church to mingle with the friendly Woollahra local community and experience an uplifting musical …
  • Murder, She Sang @ The Newsagency

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    A Lethal Cabaret Starring Caitlin Rose From doting housewife to murderous seductress, this femme fatale - played by emerging musical theatre performer Caitlin Rose - takes us on a high-speed joyride through the t…
  • Leading Ladies

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    When Baulkham Hills local and director Stephen Snars was on the lookout for the next stage production for the Castle Hill Players, he began searching for a stage play version akin to 'Some like it Hot'. Not finding quite what he was after he start…
  • Necrophilia

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Limelight on Oxford’s new short two week short run production, Necrophilia, is a disturbingly delicious story of discovery and mortality penned by Western Australian, Lincoln Vickery. It centres around three employees of a mortuary, Aman…
  • The Poor Kitchen

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Two superbly talented Sydney ladies, playwright Daniela Giorgi and director Julie Baz, with their cast and crew, deliver a warm, embracing and heart touching tale about Italy and inheritance. Giorgi herself of Italian heritage admits that …
  • The Heiresses

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Winner of the Berlinale Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for opening new perspectives and the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Ana Brun, The Heiresses is screening at the State Theatre June 16 and 17 as part of Sydney Film Festival.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    ]The film, based on the novel of the same name, is set in Harlem, New York, during the early 1970s in an America fresh out of the Civil Rights Movement. In Australian cinemas from 14 February.
  • The Green Book

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Few films have tried to balance two very different styles into one movie. Green Book is an harmonious accomplishment of just that. Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film is a very much a road trip movie but with tremendous heart and a heartfelt mess…
  • Cold War

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    In a year where entertainment has been full of surprises, Cold War still manages to stick out like a sore thumb. Film review by Manan Luthra.
  • VICE

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    To call Vice stylistic would be a gross understatement. There's a CGI heart beating to the match cut of a toy rooster, complete Shakespearean dialogue for one scene just for the lolz, and a moment where the credits starts rolling midway through th…
  • Ned: A New Australian Musical

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Ned: A New Australian Musical uses an infamous Australian figure to lay bare the ugly beginnings of our nationhood.
  • Crime & Punishment

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Having a passionate preference for this work as a novel, and having devoured the tomb a number of times, I must admit that I attended the theatre opening night, as a guest not the reviewer, and with trepidation. You'd understand. You'd be familiar…
  • Zela Margossian Quintet's Armenian world jazz

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    The Zela Margossian Quintet, led by composer and musican Zela Margossian, has just launched its debut album Transition, a record of world jazz music with strong Armenian influences. The official Sydney launch occurred on …
  • Ólafur Arnalds at the Sydney Opera House

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    In many ways, the Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist hovers above genre. Beyond his classical instrumentation, sound does not answer to the structural expectations of classical music, nor is it under the same social scrutinies: somewhere, an early applause spilt out before a piece had finished.
  • Widows

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Steve McQueen has got to be one of the most efficient and steady directors of our time. He made only four feature films since 2008 and they have all been so, so good by both being critically acclaimed and garnering so many awards with each new ent…
  • Old Man And The Gun

    Arts & Entertainment Reviews
    Many of us grew up watching Robert Redford. This veteran actor has went through a considerable amount of change in the film and television industry making him quite the time capsule. A productive one at that, going through a plethora of theatre, t…