unnamed (4) August 01

Three Sisters – Anton Chekhov made “now” by SUDS. (Theatre review)

Three Sisters 30 July to 9 August Sydney University Dramatic Society. You can grab tickets here.  It is a very interesting thing to see a strong, large cast of exquisitely beautiful young people performing Anton Chekhov’s great existential tragedy, but even more interesting when they’re located in 2014 Sydney as a backdrop against a bitterly […]

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Bessons Women Who Kick Ass – The Fifth Element (Film Review)

So, on the heels of films as interesting and promising as La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue, Leon the Professional and Subway, Luc Besson comes up with what can only be described as a vanity project spawned from the days when it is easier to believe one is a genius (the early teen years) and […]

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Bessons women who kick ass – Leon The professional (Film Review)

It is typical of a ill-informed critic audience to miss the primary point of Luc Besson’s breakout bildungsroman that centres around a female protagonist coming of age story, but Leon: The Professional is so exceptionally well cast that fortunately the cast never miss Bessons point – either that or Besson has a talent for choosing an […]

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Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) – Dark Danish thrills. (Film review)

The Scandie psych-thriller invasion of the new millenium continues with Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes), adapted this time from high-profile Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen ‘s novel of the same name first published in 2007 and then in 2011 in English. The film adaptation sees director Mikkel Norgaard with his second feature after the […]

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Lisa chat’s with Lawrence English about Wilderness of Mirrors. (Music Interview)

Wilderness of Mirrors Lawrence English You can purchase a copy of the album and listen to samples here.  Lawrence English is one of the most important sound artists working today. I was lucky enough to get a chance to listen to his amazing new album, Wilderness of Mirrors this week, which resulted in my writing about […]

unnamed (1) July 23

Phaedra – Erotic abandonment and cool crisp Sydney nights. (Theatre review)

Phaedra Tap Gallery July 17 – 26. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Sascha Cohen There is a special thing that happens in theatre, a strange discombobulation where the audience is always confronted by the transgressive pairing of “The Real” and “The Not Real.” If a director and performers decide to take advantage […]

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Snowpiercer – WTF? (Film Review)

It has taken me more than a month to write my Snowpiercer review. It’s one of those moments where I can’t tell if it’s the film or me. It unapologetically taps into a cult film aesthetic, but it works so damn hard to tap into a cult film aesthetic, that it calls forth an internal […]

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Of Monopoly and Women – Brave New Word Theatre Company and the greatest love of all. (Theatre Review)

Of Monopoly and Women Brave New Word Theatre Company Exchange Hotel July 9 – July 24 Grab Your Tickets here. Female relationships, particularly sisters, is one of those great literary subjects that rarely sluggish because so many writers have their own unique experience of the dynamic and at the same time, project universals we can all […]

RM460_lawrence_english_wilderness_of_mirrors July 21

Lawrence English – Wilderness of Mirrors (Music Review)

These with a thousand small deliberations Protract the profit of their chilled delirium, Excite the membrane, when the sense has cooled, With pungent sauces, multiply variety In a wilderness of mirrors. What will the spider do, Suspend its operations, will the weevil Delay? De Bailhache, Fresca, Mrs. Cammel, whirled Beyond the circuit of the shuddering […]

unnamed July 18

It’s Been A While – Smoking Gum Theatre and the problems of memory. (Theatre Review)

It’s Been A While Smoking Gum Theatre Company and King Street Theatre 16-19 July. You can grab your tickets here. Schoolies week is an excellent topic for live theatre, and It’s surprising it isn’t examined more often. So much about the actions we take so causally in our youth become the blue prints of our […]

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