review

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.

film April 10, 2021

Supernova

Although Harry Macqueen’s Supernova is formally unadventurous, this film about a couple dealing with the onset of dementia features transcendent performances.

comedy April 10, 2021

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021

Although the spectre of Covid-19 hangs over this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it demonstrates the resilience of live Australian performance.

art April 10, 2021

TarraWarra Biennial Slow Moving Waters

The TarraWarra Museum of Art’s 2021 biennial explores the utopia of slow time as both defiance and melancholia.

art April 3, 2021

The National 2021

In its third showing, The National – which exhibits new Australian art across three major Sydney galleries – highlights uncertainties about our national identity.

television April 3, 2021

Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow is more than a rehash of a celebrity scandal. An indictment of the entertainment industry, it looks thoughtfully at how stories are told, and who gets believed.

theatre April 3, 2021

Stop Girl

Foreign correspondent Sally Sara’s semi-autobiographical play at Belvoir, Stop Girl, captures the quotidian anguish of suffering a breakdown.

theatre March 27, 2021

One Man in His Time

John Bell’s solo show One Man in His Time reveals his mastery of Shakespeare’s language – and the limitations of the classic English writer’s claims to universality.

architecture March 27, 2021

ACMI redevelopment

The ACMI redevelopment brings Victoria’s major institution for screen culture into triumphant focus.