Category: Reviews

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival @ Palace Electric, Tue Jul 18–Wed Aug 2

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival @ Palace Electric, Tue Jul 18–Wed Aug 2

As I write, the final few films of the Scandinavian Film Festival are enjoying additional screenings by popular demand. If ...
Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

I’m not much for clubs, so I hadn’t stepped foot inside Academy before Friday night. “It’s nicer than I imagined ...

X, Young Docteurs, Kill Dirty Youth @ Transit Bar, Saturday July 22

Towards the end of a scorching set from hardened Australian rock ‘n’ roll band X, I momentarily stepped outside and ...
Jazida Presents: Hi Brow at the LoBrow #2 @ LoBrow Galley & Bar, Saturday July 22

Jazida Presents: Hi Brow at the LoBrow #2 @ LoBrow Galley & Bar, Saturday July 22

The second of Jazida’s quarterly variety shows featured burlesque, belly dance, salsa, fan dancing and boylesque. 80 very happy patrons ...
You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus @ Canberra Theatre, Friday July 21

You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus @ Canberra Theatre, Friday July 21

“Not that it’s a competition or anything,” Tim Rogers made the call during You Am I’s set. With two classic ...
Clare Bowen, Timothy James Bowen @ Canberra Theatre Centre, Wednesday July 5

Clare Bowen, Timothy James Bowen @ Canberra Theatre Centre, Wednesday July 5

Timothy Bowen’s appearance on the stage on the dot of 7:30pm was low key. This unassuming young man, brother of Clare ...
All These Wonders by Catherine Burns

All These Wonders by Catherine Burns

[Serpent’s Tail; 2017] “When I was fifteen years old, I lived for a while in a mausoleum ... I was ...
Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It's a bird, it's a plane – no, it's the third reincarnation of Spider-Man! Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up where Captain ...
Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

[CW: Rape] This is not a good time, in fact, it’s an exercise in endurance. Set in 1987’s sweltering Perth, ...
Monsieur Chocolat

Monsieur Chocolat

Monsieur Chocolat is a period showbiz drama that tells the story of Rafeel Padilla, a former Cuban slave who is ...