review

music February 15, 2020

Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush

Tame Impala’s long-delayed fourth album, The Slow Rush, reckons with the passing of time and the value of solitude. It’s well worth the wait.

dance February 15, 2020

The Design Plot

Using dance, Shelley Lasica’s ongoing collaborative project The Design Plot maps the space between the performers and the audience, examining the macro and the micro as part of a whole.

theatre February 8, 2020

The Feather in the Web

Though it never quite coheres, The Feather in the Web takes some sharp digs at contemporary society and is bolstered by an excellent cast.

film February 8, 2020

A Hidden Life

Through the story of a farmer who refuses to swear allegiance to Hitler, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life reckons with the horrors of the Nazi regime in a quiet, powerful way.

film February 1, 2020

True History of the Kelly Gang

Despite its limitations, Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang is the first film to capture the verve and intensity of this iconic story.

theatre February 1, 2020

Home, I’m Darling

Boasting a superlative performance by Nikki Shiels, Home, I’m Darling combines high farce and drama to interrogate gender roles.

music January 25, 2020

Mac Miller’s Circles

No sense of impending tragedy emanates from Mac Miller’s posthumous album, Circles. But it does offer some degree of satisfying closure for fans of the American rapper.

art January 25, 2020

Vernon Ah Kee’s The Island

The power of Vernon Ah Kee’s latest show, The Island, lies in its ability to spotlight the experiences of First Nations people and refugees as the antithesis of privileged white Australian culture.

theatre December 21, 2019

Best stage performances of 2019

While Australian artists face challenging times, brilliant work is still being staged.

film December 21, 2019

Best films of 2019

Streaming services increased their domination of the film industry this year, but the big screen still holds a vital place in cinema.

art December 14, 2019

Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office’s In Absence

At NGV International, an architectural collaboration between Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce invites visitors to reflect on the erasures of colonisation.