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Sven Swenson's Tiptoe @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Sven Swenson's Tiptoe @ Brisbane Powerhouse

By Tim Passmore 21st Jun, 2015

Sven Swenson's 'gothic thriller' is a period piece that pretty much ignores the outward primness of its era to explore the dark soul-spaces beneath.

Film: Holding the Man5

Film: Holding the Man

By Adrian Phoon 14th Jun, 2015

Holding the Man premiered last night at Sydney Film festival, bringing one of Australia's greatest love stories to the big screen at last.

Review: Jurassic World

Review: Jurassic World

By Adrian Phoon 12th Jun, 2015

"The park’s investors are pouring money into making new, ever more terrifying dinosaurs. But in creating Indominus Rex, Dr. Wu goes too far."

Film: Woman In Gold

Film: Woman In Gold

By Adrian Marshall-Leak 11th Jun, 2015

What can one say about Helen Mirren? I could go on and gush for paragraphs about how superb she is.

Film: 54 - The Director’s Cut3

Film: 54 - The Director’s Cut

By Glenn Dunks 6th Jun, 2015

"A gorgeously recreated world where fluid sexuality and disco take centre stage like never before."

Grace Jones at Vivid Sydney10

Grace Jones at Vivid Sydney

By Adrian Phoon 2nd Jun, 2015

"She is psychedelic, tribal and deadly. She is retrofuturistic. She is the Lion Queen. She is Cleopatra, her sails so perfumed that the winds were lovesick with them. And she belongs to the world."

Film: The Circle

Film: The Circle

By Deborah Singerman 1st Jun, 2015

Over 60 years since they set eyes on each other Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp's love glows like an everlasting light; clichéd but true.

Film: Gemma Bovery

Film: Gemma Bovery

By Belinda Hazelton 28th May, 2015

Adapted from a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, this latest offering from director Anne Fontaine loosely re-creates the famous story of Flaubert’s 'Madame Bovary'.

Film: Mad Max - Fury Road

Film: Mad Max - Fury Road

By Adrian Marshall-Leak 21st May, 2015

Max (Tom Hardy) wanders the post-apocalyptic wasteland after the death of his wife and child, wracked by grief and guilt that he was ultimately responsible for their deaths...

A View From the Bridge - NT Live Theatre in Cinemas

A View From the Bridge - NT Live Theatre in Cinemas

By Tim Passmore 14th May, 2015

A stark production saved by powerful acting.

Film: Clouds of Sils Maria

Film: Clouds of Sils Maria

By Belinda Hazelton 7th May, 2015

"There are so many interesting angles to this film. These include the premise of life imitating art, an exploration of ageing, attraction, sexual tension, the abuse of power and the confusion of names and identities."

Sam Smith @ Brisbane Riverstage

Sam Smith @ Brisbane Riverstage

By Heidi Maier 4th May, 2015

"The shy 22-year-old is clearly humbled when the crowd erupts in applause before he has so much as a sung a note."

Film: Sunday

Film: Sunday

By Belinda Hazelton 2nd May, 2015

Can one day in a broken city fix everything?

Rocky Horror Show @ Sydney Lyric

Rocky Horror Show @ Sydney Lyric

By W. Todd Magowan 30th Apr, 2015

"Don't dream it. See it."

Oscar Wilde's De Profundis @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Oscar Wilde's De Profundis @ Brisbane Powerhouse

By Tim Passmore 27th Apr, 2015

Performer Brian Lucas and director David Fenton bring Oscar Wilde's epic prison letter to the stage.

Film: Mommy

Film: Mommy

By Belinda Hazelton 23rd Apr, 2015

"We aren’t given much background to these people – rather, their lives explode around us, leaving us to make of them what we will."

Film: Avengers - Age of Ultron

Film: Avengers - Age of Ultron

By Dean Arcuri 22nd Apr, 2015

With a massive cast, a huge amount of action and a tonne of superheroes, Avengers - Age of Ultron hits the groubd running and doesn't stop.