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Review: Justice League

Review: Justice League

*This review is spoiler free!* Boy, oh boy. Where to begin. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Sydney premiere of DC’s latest film Justice League. Of course if you know anything about the Justice League you’ll know what the film is about, but for those of you …

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Review: Drake @ Qudos Bank Arena

Review: Drake @ Qudos Bank Arena

Buying tickets to see Drake was a very last minute decision. Not because I didn’t want to see the amazingly talented (and good looking) Canadian live, but because I was poor and general admission tickets were over $200. But alas, after being pressured by my friends, tickets were ours within …

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Album Review: Wild Honey’s In Your Head

If you’re looking for a straightforward, sterile, bubble-gum pop album masquerading as indie, you’ve come to the wrong place. It doesn’t take a genius to hear the depth in Wild Honey’s signature sound. While the Australian local-music scene has offered up some convincingly retro, yet nevertheless diluted, attempts at replicating …

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Review: Crackers, Sydney Fringe Festival

Review: Crackers, Sydney Fringe Festival

Mental illness is an area some entertainers shy away from. This is not the case with Crackers, the latest production by the Bite Production Theatre collective. This black comedy takes an unflinching look at Bipolar disorder, written by Georgina Adamson, a theatre-maker who was recently diagnosed. Five acquaintances are trapped …

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Review: My Cousin Rachel

Movie Review: My Cousin Rachel

Are you a fan of the Regency period? Do you believe somebody is out to kill you and take all of your money? If you answered yes,  My Cousin Rachel is the film for you. The film is set in the 1800’s, on the cusp of women’s rising independence. The story …

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Review: Valerian

Valerian: Review

The Fifth Element is one of my favourite films of all time. So, it’s no surprise that I was excited to see Valerian, not only because of the cool visuals shown in the trailer but also because of the creativity of the concept of a city made up of a thousand …

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Thoughts on the Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale

Thoughts on the Game of Thrones' Season 7 Finale

** SPOILERS ALERT** The season seven finale of Game of Thrones aired yesterday and it left all of us with a lot of thoughts. 1. Grey Worm is mastering the art of smoulders. 2. That wide shot of the Unsullied and the Dothraki is spectacular. Looks like we are diving …

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Review: The Other Side of the World

When I first saw the cover of this novel by Stephanie Bishop, I immediately thought of fairy floss. Look at those floating clouds surrounded by shades of pink and blue, and the upside-down silhouette of two running kids that resemble innocence and sweetness. It was hard not to relate the …

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Album Review: Boo Seeka – Never Too Soon

Last week “hip-hop-psych-soul” duo Boo Seeka made their big album debut with the in equal parts soothing and energetic record, Never Too Soon. With various national tours and appearances at premiere festivals such as SXSW, Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo under their belt, it was only a …

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Review: The Last 5 Years

Review: The Last 5 Years

‘The Last 5 Years’ is a story about two people in love, but it is so much more than just a love story. As director of the UNSW Musical Theatre Society (MTS) show Kate Cameron explained, “it is a rollercoaster of emotions.” From the moment you enter the room you …

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Review: Brooklyn

Review: Brooklyn

John Crowley’s 2015 film, adapted from Colm Tóibín’s novel, is a moving and authentic depiction of a young Irish woman’s immigration to America in the 1950’s, and her attempts to navigate this strange new world in search of ‘home’. After immigrating to Brooklyn, Eilis, torn between Tony (Cohen) a driven and caring …

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Review: NUTS’ presents Savages

Review: NUTS' presents Savages

If you want to lose your faith in men entirely, NUTS’ production of Savages is perfect evening viewing. Four horny, aggressive, lonely blokes sail away on a cruise ship for the boys’ trip of a lifetime. However, their close living quarters quickly feel suffocating as old rivalries resurface and tensions …

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Review: Tove Lo ft. Tigertown

Review: Tove Lo ft. Tigertown

Tigertown Nothing says indie electro pop rock quite like mismatched outfits from a range of eras. These modern times allow amazing groups like Tigertown to exist and find their very own genre. Think female drummer, shiny jackets, full moon glasses, tucked in shirts, untucked knee length tops, shiny vinyl white pants, …

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Review: Baby Driver (Premiere)

An eager audience was packed into cinemas at Event George Street last week for the Australian premiere of Baby Driver. Edgar Wright introduced the film, along with stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James. Wright was palpably ecstatic at the presence of Mad Max director and Australian film royalty, Dr George Miller. As …

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Review: GLOW – Netflix Original

A comic take on the beginnings of televised women’s wrestling, GLOW, is a wild new Netflix original series, based on an equally wild true story. Set in the 1980s, GLOW details the formation of a female wrestling competition, G.L.O.W. – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The series was inspired by the …

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Review: Thundamentals

Review: Thundamentals

The first time I heard about Thundamentals was when their catchy hip-hop track Something I Said hit number 30 on Triple J’s 2014 Hottest 100. Now I’m a pretty competitive person. Since I discovered Eminem in Year 7, I’ve embraced the challenge of learning as many rap lyrics as possible. …

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Review: Orange is the New Black, Season 5

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black Season 5 – an amazing comeback or the biggest disappointment yet? Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series that explores the dramatised happenings of a womens prison. Beginning with a bang, the first three seasons of prison drama and character development were …

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Review: UNA

Review: UNA

Unsettling, is the word that comes to mind. The film drips with it: the austere silences, isolating cinematography, ambient swells cut against impatient mechanical rhythms. Director Benedict Andrews is not aiming for subtlety here – but he toes a dangerous line between artistic and overkill. Rooney Mara’s near-bipolar unpredictability – …

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Review: Mesmeriser, Run Marlowe, Megan and the Vegans

Review: Mesmeriser + Run Marlowe, Megan and the Vegans

The powerful torrents of Megan Donnelly’s voice spill out across the Coogee beachfront. At first, you can pick out the odd word, while the rest of the lyrics melt into a captivating siren-song that drags you helplessly across the Oval. You barely notice your ascent up Old Dave’s stairs, as …

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Review: Bad Pony

Review: Bad Pony

Situated in the cosy basement of The Chippo Hotel, indie rock pop band Bad Pony delivered insane levels of energy that penetrated a packed out room of avid fans. Coming off the bat of eight shows around the country, as well as a North American tour, Bad Pony wrapped up …

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 is a worthy followup to the movie which redefined success. In fact, the first James Gunn directed entry was far from a sure thing. It featured an unknown superhero team that wasn’t The Avengers, with a cast of actors that seemed to be thrown …

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Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

I went to Groovin The Moo (GTM) in Canberra with high expectations. I expected cattle, lots of cattle. But to my disappointment I realised that were no cows at GTM. However, what I did see was a half-naked crowd rockin to some pretty good artists including: Snakehips, George Maple, Dillon …

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Review: Baywatch

Review: Baywatch

The name Baywatch might evoke a lot of memories of the iconic lifesavers, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, running in slow motion through the beach. And although that level of hotness sounds hard to match, the upcoming Baywatch remake does justice to its eye-candy ancestors. A movie about life savers …

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Review: All Time Low @ Horden Pavillion

Last week, on the 13th May, I had the chance to attend All Time Low’s Sydney show as part of their Australian Tour with Neck Deep and The Maine, in the promotion of their upcoming album, Last Young Renegade. A night full of nostalgia and banter, All Time Low brought the good …

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Review: New Venusians

The unique tunes of New Venusians captures their listeners with their passion and raw talent. The seven-piece band first rose to fame with their breakout track Keep Running and were signed by the American label Fresh Selects. As a part of their album launch tour, the New Venusians recently performed …

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TV Review: Girlboss

TV Review: Girlboss

Feisty, frantic, and fearless are just some of the words that spring to mind when the character of Sophia Marlow (Britt Robertson) first appears on screen. Loosely based on the rags to riches story explored in Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #girlboss, the Netflix original comedy ‘Girlboss’ will take you on an …

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