LIVE REVIEW: REGINA SPEKTOR @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (09.07.2018)

  There have been people who have wanted to put Regina Spektor into a neat, little box and dismiss her music as “quirky.” They might even add anti-folk to the list. It’s also undeniably cute. But that is certainly not the full story, as her show at the Sydney Opera House proved. Spektor is one…

FILM REIVEW: NICO, 1988

  A bio-pic can be a tricky beast. When a person has achieved so much in their lifetime what part of the story do you focus on? If you’re Italian director, Susanna Nicchiarelli you eschew the obvious and omit the lauded days. Nicchiarelli instead focuses on later life and this is precisely the scene we are greeted…

LIVE REVIEW: SARAH BLASKO & BRENDAN COWELL ON WRITING, MUSIC & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN @ SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL (25.05.2014)

Sarah Blasko and Brendan Cowell’s Sydney Writers’ Festival session, “On Writing, Music & Everything In Between” could have been billed, “The Blasko and Cowell Variety Hour”. The two injected a new life into the traditional Writers’ Festival format by opening the show with TV-theme titles and pretending to be from Sunday Arts and a late night chat show. They added…