review

television May 8, 2021

See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill’s documentary See What You Made Me Do, based on her best-selling book, is a tough but illuminating look at a scourge of Australian society.

theatre May 8, 2021

Fun Home

The STC’s Australian premiere brings a sense of compassion to the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic novel Fun Home.

architecture May 8, 2021

Australian War Memorial

The proposed redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial not only compromises Charles Bean’s original vision for a ‘simple, solemn, exquisite building’, it calls into question our processes of public governance.

music May 1, 2021

Amy Shark’s Cry Forever

As with her earlier work, Amy Shark’s new album, Cry Forever, trades on her struggles to succeed – but she’s no longer an underdog.

art May 1, 2021

Stanislava Pinchuk’s Terra Data

Stanislava Pinchuk’s astute and surprising survey exhibition, Terra Data, explores the human aftermath of catastrophe through delicate works drawn from data-mapping.

games May 1, 2021

Umurangi Generation

Naphtali Faulkner’s first-person photography game Umurangi Generation is a fun dystopian romp that develops into an insightful exploration of the insidiousness of fascism.

television April 24, 2021

Shadow and Bone

In Netflix’s impressively realised Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo’s popular fantasy books find a sumptuous apotheosis.

film April 24, 2021

Minari

Nominated for six awards at next week’s Oscars, Lee Isaac Chung’s film Minari is a deeply moving meditation on the American Dream seen through the eyes of Korean immigrants.

theatre April 17, 2021

Because the Night

The real star of Because the Night – the immersive theatre show that has taken over Melbourne’s Malthouse – is the production’s mega-installation set.

art April 17, 2021

Invisible Border

Invisible Border at Brisbane’s IMA features the exquisite work of celebrated miniature artist Khadim Ali scaled up to monumental tapestries.

music April 17, 2021

Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

In a surreal power move against two music executives, Taylor Swift has re-recorded her early mega-hit album Fearless, mimicking the original as closely as possible.