August 12, 2017
Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl
Jane Campion’s latest foray into television, while featuring admirable performances, sees the writer–director stray too far from what she does best.
August 4, 2017
‘Jen Cloher’ review
That Jen Cloher’s inventive fourth album is self-titled reflects its personal themes, as she writes with candour about her relationship and her place in the world.
July 28, 2017
Jenny Watson’s ‘The Fabric of Fantasy’
Jenny Watson’s assured handling of paint, and the worlds hidden beneath it, as well as her exploration of feminism and psychoanalysis, make her a vital Australian artist.
July 21, 2017
Sam Strong’s production of the timeless farce Noises Off falters in pacing and believability, delivering an awful production of a play that is about an awful production of a play.
July 15, 2017
Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’
In remaking The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola has captured some beautiful and atmospheric moments of the antebellum south. But, the film fails to confront the defining issues of the time.
July 8, 2017
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sharp comedy Catastrophe gets to the truth of love and marriage, in all its strain and splendour.
July 1, 2017
A Working Model of the World
An eclectic collection at UNSW Galleries explores human interaction with working models, as they straddle the divide between the imagined and the functional.
June 17, 2017
Big Thief’s ‘Capacity’
The lean sound of Big Thief’s second album Capacity is a stripped-back platform for songwriter Adrianne Lenker to build on the promise of their celebrated debut.
June 10, 2017
The Return of ‘Twin Peaks’
As the latest Twin Peaks again pushes the boundaries of everyday morality, the viewer ponders its creator’s desire to illuminate the darkness in our souls.
June 2, 2017
Tracey Moffatt at the 2017 Venice Biennale
While the photography in Tracey Moffatt’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale bears touches of the knowing melodrama of her early work, her film work comes with a disaffected Hollywood air.
May 27, 2017
MTC’s ‘Minnie & Liraz’
In Lally Katz’s latest play, the MTC fails to capture the dramatist’s magic, despite fine performances by two grand dames of the stage.
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