month : 05/2015 27 results

San Andreas Movie Review

Why are there never any people that spill out of the buildings that get completely destroyed? They were warned this time by Paul Giamatti to get the hell out of Dodge. Why is it always the daughter that steps up to be the hero and not the son? Boys don’t look as good in wet t-shirts. Why is it almost always California that gets destroyed in disaster films? It’s halfway there already. What would it be like to hang ten on a giant tsunami? Good in a small emergency craft, not so ...

Medea at La Boite

When Medea fell for Jason, she fell hard. Hard enough to sacrifice everything to be with him. She deceived her father, committed murder, left the comforts of her homeland and bore him two sons. So when a power-hungry Jason takes up with a younger woman, Medea’s humiliation quickly turns to revenge and a horrible plan is hatched. Nothing is off limits. No one is safe. Not even the children. Acclaimed Australian playwright Suzie Miller’s elegant adaptation will be played in the ...

Tomorrowland Movie Review

The story revolves around a parallel universe that is not unlike the hidden world in Ayn Rand’s opus Atlas Shrugged (minus the extreme narcissism). It’s a land where science is let loose to the benefit of mankind. This gives the filmmakers a platform for some very cool wishful technology and also features a lot of fantastic set design artwork. With a list of participants that includes director Brad Bird (The Incredibles and The Iron Giant), George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, it’s a ...

Woman in Gold Movie Review

Woman in Gold ticks many boxes which appeal to a wide audience - it's a David and Goliath story; it's courtroom drama; it's holocaust drama; and it's art documentary. It's a gripping story about a fascinating and frightening moment in history and director, Simon Curtis, holds it all together with a sure hand. The film is structured into two timelines: the present day where we follow Altmann's attempts to reacquire her stolen possession; and the early 20th century leading to the Anschluss ...

Art of Sleeping 2015 National Tour

Fans across the country will be able to hear the first glimpses of their eagerly awaited debut album - set for release mid-2015 via Dew Process / Universal. Known for their immersive live performances as much for their seductive sounds, the Brisbane five-piece will be embarking on their biggest national tour to date across 6 states alongside Adelaide’s singer-songwriter Jesse Davidson and Melbourne’s dream-pop multi-instrumentalist Sunbeam Sound Machine. Art of Sleeping 2015 ...

Partisan Competition

Alexander is like any other kid: playful, curious and naive. He is also a trained assassin. Raised in a hidden paradise on the outskirts of town, Alexander has grown up seeing the world through the eyes of his father, Gregori. As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape and Gregori’s idyllic world unravels. www.facebook.com/madmanfilms Competition will be drawn 27 May 2015, winners will be notified by mail.

Judith Lucy: Ask No Questions Of The Moth Australian Tour

A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you’ll be in the ballpark. Always hilarious, honest and occasionally shocking, Judith doesn’t write a show unless she has something to say and she’s more than ready for this one. It is virtually impossible to imagine the Australian comedy scene without Judith Lucy and luckily this year, you won’t have to. After three years off the stage ...

Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House

Having first performed at the Opera House with his neon-explosion The Age of Adz, the 39-year-old artist has become a familiar face to Vivid LIVE – debuting the solar song cycle Planetarium in 2012 with long-term collaborators Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly. Now set to open proceedings with an Australian exclusive four-night stand before returning to overseas obligations, Sufjan Stevens will draw from one of the most successful modern songbooks to encompass Christmas classics, regional ...

Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet – Come To Me Album Review

When a lyric is sung in a language foreign to the ear, it becomes more of a melodic statement than one of message and as such is easier to just let wash over you. Bialas is sublime in her native tongue and the sparse and thoughtful supportive piano notes of Harrison are divine in their simplicity and accessibility. There is no barrier here. The rhythm section of Sirkis and Bettison are also a marvel of unison thought process and give the music just the right nudge when needed. The songs ...

Oisima ‘Nicaragua Nights’ Aussie Tour

Oisima, the moniker of Anth Wendt has created his own palate of sonic colours - a finely tuned blend of contemporary soul, mixing Middle Eastern influences with a rich background in Jazz and a love for blues and bass. Crafting his own intangible universe of startling sounds, pulling out bass lines and deftly manoeuvring melodies Oisima will be showcasing his remarkable productions specifically catered for club sound systems this June and July. Oisima recently performed to sold-out ...