FEATURE: INTERVIEWS FROM THE LADIES IN BLACK RED CARPET

Bruce Beresford’s new film, Ladies in Black is a charming look at some department store shop girls working in Sydney in 1959. The story is adapted from a novel by the late, Madeleine St John who attended university with Clive James and the famous director. The film was a labour of love that was some 24 years…

FILM REVIEW: THE YOUNG KARL MARX

  The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) is a bio-pic that feels authentic because it captures the period well in a visual sense. But you also get the feeling that it is only telling a part of the story and not least because it is all about Karl Marx’s youth. This dramatic film…

TV REVIEW: RICHARD E. GRANT’S SEVEN DEADLY SINS “LUST”

  Kevin Mitchell once sang about his “animal” and being insufferable whilst in heat but it’s hard to know whether the Jebediah front man considered this “lust”. The latter is one of the seven deadly sins. It’s also the subject of a new TV series which questions whether the seven deadly sins are bad vices…

THEATRE REVIEW: A DOLL’S HOUSE @ SEYMOUR CENTRE, SYDNEY (22.07.2014)

Photo credit: Seiya Taguchi   Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was met with controversy when it premiered in 1879. It led many to question whether the lead character, Nora Helmer, was a heroic feminist, a rapid neurotic or a selfish runaway. When watching this play in 2014 the answer seems to be that she is some of…