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Review: Beast

Michael Pearce’s debut feature film, Beast, will haunt you long after you leave the cinema. A serial killer is preying on young women and...

Review: Damsel

A part of the Melbourne International Film Festival’s official 2018 selection, Damsel is a tender ode to frontier films which places their traditional archetypes...

Review: Point of No Return

It was not a pleasant experience growing up in Australia’s first all-boys prison in the 1830s, as Alaine Beek’s Point of No Return makes...

Review: Submergence

Submergence is a romantic thriller directed by Wim Wenders starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy. Leading up to viewing this film, I wondered why...

Review: The Rocky Horror Show

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey… In 1973 actor and writer Richard O’Brien first took audiences on...

Review: Cracked Smiles

Thatcher’s Boy Theatre’s Cracked Smiles begins formidably by having the audience walk across the stage, weaving through the actors as they sprawl casually. They...

Review: Moments in Time

Having never been to a magic show before, I arrived at the venue feeling genuinely curious but also highly dubious. Despite my ill-informed scepticism,...