Issue 3

DYSTOPIAN LEAPS WITH ALGORITHMS

2019-12-18T12:00:46+11:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

Golem Sydney Theatre Company, in partnership with 1927. Rosalyn Packer Theatre 16-26 March 2016 Reviewed by Nathan Lentern There is a somewhat unmissable irony that a play which warns us of the sinister reach of the digital world, tells its story so effectively thanks to the faultless use of digital animations to complement the live [...]

MURDER MOST FOUL: IN MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

2019-12-18T12:00:38+11:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Certain Admissions: A Beach, A Body and a Lifetime of Secrets By Gideon Haigh Penguin Australia 2015 ISBN-13:9781743485958 ISBN-10:1743485956 RRP - $32.99 Kidnapped: The Crime that Stopped the Nation By Mark Tedeschi QC Simon & Schuster Australia 2015 ISBN 9781925310221 RRP - $32.99 Reviewed by Gerard Henderson I was too young to remember the brutal [...]

THE BIG BOYS FLY UP

2019-12-18T11:51:14+11:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Heartfelt Moments in Australian Rules Football Ross Fitzgerald (ed) Connor Court Publishing P/L, 2016 ISBN: 9781925138948 RRP – $29.99 pb Reviewed by Paul Henderson THE BIG BOYS FLY UP Ross Fitzgerald’s book consists of his introduction, followed by 37 short accounts or essays about aspects of Australian Rules Football and an epilogue which considers the [...]

The Witch: A New England Folk Tale

2019-12-18T12:00:25+11:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Film, Review|Tags: |

The Witch Director: Robert Eggers Writer: Robert Eggers Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie Released: 2016 In Cinemas Now Reviewed by Paige Hally Robert Eggers film The Witch took the festival circuit by storm last year, earning the first-time feature director the Best Director award at Sundance. While it is a horrifying film, The [...]

THE FALL OF TONY ABBOTT AS JACOBEAN DRAMA

2019-12-18T12:00:14+11:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government by Niki Savva Scribe Publications 2016 ISBN-13:9781925321401 ISBN-10:1925321401 RRP: $32.99 pb Credlin and Co: How the Abbott government destroyed itself by Aaron Patrick Black Inc 2106 ISBN: 9781863958097 RRP: $29.99 pb Reviewed by Dr Stephen Matchett Gallery journalism is now less [...]

CHURCHILL AND HIS LOYAL AMERICANS

2019-12-18T11:59:56+11:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Citizens of London – The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour By Lynne Olson Scribe Publications 2015 ISBN-10: 1400067588 ISBN-13: 978-1400067589 RRP - $27.99 pb Reviewed by Anne Henderson In the UK spring of 1941, the Luftwaffe rained down bombs on a number of the UK’s industrial cities and ports, trying [...]

A WISTFUL SENSE OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

2019-12-18T12:00:04+11:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Review, Stage|Tags: |

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People Parramatta Riverside Theatre 7 February -18 March 2016 Reviewed by Nathan Lentern Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest:  A Trivial Comedy for Serious People ranks among literature's finest. Outside of the Shakespearean canon, it is reproduced more often than any other stage play [...]

NOT JUST A FUNNY LADY – REMEMBERING NORA EPHRON

2019-12-18T11:55:12+11:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Books, Review|Tags: |

Nora Ephron: The Last Interview and Other Conversations Melville House 2016 ISBN: 9781612195247 RRP: $30 pb Reviewed by Anne Henderson It’s a slim volume – 84 pages and a Sunday morning’s easy reading. Just four in-depth interviews with one of America’s greats among journalistic and movie world achievers - Nora Ephron, the warm, witty lady [...]