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Constellations @ EternityPlayhouse

Matthew D'Silva19th Aug, 2014
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The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me @ the Butterfly Club

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me @ the Butterfly Club

By David Branigan 13th Aug, 2014

Drake's gays of future past narrative steps through bullying, burgeoning identity, coming out, gym queenery and bar scenery with an honesty that's both time-stamped and oddly current.

Film: Palo Alto

Film: Palo Alto

By Belinda Hazelton 12th Aug, 2014

"While the subject of teenage angst has been dealt with by countless others, the manner in which it is handled by this debut filmmaker/writer makes it fresh, relevant and entirely contemporary."

Film: Guardians of the Galaxy

Film: Guardians of the Galaxy

By Dean Arcuri 5th Aug, 2014

"These guys are losers, they aren't the coolest cats on the block, they are heroes only by default and that can't help but endear you to them."

Dark Voyager @ Ensemble Theatre

Dark Voyager @ Ensemble Theatre

By Matthew D'Silva 4th Aug, 2014

This would have to be one of the most lavish and fabulously camp productions I have ever seen at the Ensemble Theatre.

DVD: Elton John - The Million Dollar Piano

DVD: Elton John - The Million Dollar Piano

By Ian Horner 29th Jul, 2014

"The show was no doubt an experience to remember. If you couldn’t afford to get to Vegas, this is the next best thing."

Ugly Mugs @ Griffin Theatre

Ugly Mugs @ Griffin Theatre

By Matthew D'Silva 28th Jul, 2014

This would have to be one of the grittiest productions I have seen this year. Rape and murder aren't exactly the lightest topics to watch on a stage, but the way this is presented is not only clever but also keeps the play raw and real.

Review: STATUS @ The Arts Centre

Review: STATUS @ The Arts Centre

By Dean Arcuri 26th Jul, 2014

A powerful piece of theatre, STATUS looks at how we all deal with those living with HIV.

Hedda Gabler @ Belvoir

Hedda Gabler @ Belvoir

By Matthew D'Silva 24th Jul, 2014

How does Ash Flanders go in the prized and privileged role of Hedda?

DVD: The Great Beauty

DVD: The Great Beauty

By Ian Horner 23rd Jul, 2014

"Rome has never looked so beautiful. Which only under-scores Jep’s frustration as his search for real eternal beauty and meaning gets increasingly desperate."

DVD: The Battle of the Sexes

DVD: The Battle of the Sexes

By Ian Horner 22nd Jul, 2014

"This is the best tennis documentary ever made, and it’s not even about tennis."

Shake & Stir Theatre's '1984'

Shake & Stir Theatre's '1984'

By Chad St James 21st Jul, 2014

"When it reaches its chilling climax, it will hit you like a cruel fist to the stomach. This is one performance not for the weak-hearted."

Review: Lorde in Melbourne4

Review: Lorde in Melbourne

By Matthew Harden 21st Jul, 2014

"One of Lorde's most noticeable performance traits is her thrashing stage presence. Her body jerked with every smash and pound of her synthesised production."

Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV

Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV

By Dean Arcuri 18th Jul, 2014

'Transmission: The Journey from AIDS to HIV' is not only beautifully shot, it inspires and educates. All who helped to bring it to the world should be congratulated.

Every Second @ Eternity Playhouse

Every Second @ Eternity Playhouse

By Matthew D'Silva 18th Jul, 2014

Have you ever wanted to see a musical number with people dressed as sperm? Well here's your chance.

Book of Days @ New Theatre

Book of Days @ New Theatre

By Christian Baines 13th Jul, 2014

Book of Days reminds some of us why we got out of small towns.

Richard III @ Ensemble Theatre

Richard III @ Ensemble Theatre

By Matthew D'Silva 8th Jul, 2014

"This production has a great cast of actors to present the classic Shakespearean script, and you can see some relish in the dialogue."

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear

By Paul Keevers 4th Jul, 2014

"Lyrical genius washes over the listener with each repeat. There’s power, rawness, subtle touch and a dark lurking hunger burning with each track."