review

music October 16, 2021

Lala Lala’s I Want the Door to Open and Hand Habits’ Fun House

Stunning new albums from Lala Lala and Hand Habits disprove the adage that dealing with your inner demons is detrimental to art.

theatre October 16, 2021

Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals go online

This year’s Melbourne and Sydney Fringe Festivals put together lively online programs that prove theatre can successfully translate to screen.

television October 16, 2021

Succession, season 3

The much-anticipated new season of Succession digs further into grotesque family dysfunction – and it doesn’t disappoint.

theatre October 9, 2021

Isklander

Isklander is an interactive online thriller that puts the audience at the centre of its plot.

visual art October 9, 2021

Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese Contemporary Photography

A Tokyo exhibition of Australian and Japanese photographers explores how the image affects history, memory and our notions of self.

film October 9, 2021

Nitram

Scrupulously avoiding exploitation, Justin Kurzel’s Nitram allows space for the aspects of violence that escape comprehension.

visual art October 2, 2021

Brent Harris’s The Stations revamp

Brent Harris returns to the subject that helped build his reputation more than three decades ago, The Stations.

television October 2, 2021

SBS’s Chad

Nasim Pedrad’s Chad brings an inspiring complexity to the comic gaps of adolescent awkwardness.

music October 2, 2021

La Luz

Los Angeles-based La Luz channel the girl-group harmonies of the 1960s in their luminous, self-titled album.

film September 25, 2021

Pig

The dangerous edge of Nicolas Cage’s screen performances finds a generous complexity in the otherwise indifferent film Pig.

theatre September 25, 2021

Truth to Power Café

The socially engaged theatre work Truth to Power Café gives poignant political expression to lived experiences.