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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena of …

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Review: The Paper Kites (Enmore Theatre)

The Paper Kites commemorate the sentimental complexity of the midnight hour by delivering an avant-garde performance at the Enmore Theatre. The five-piece band opened the ‘Midnight’ tour by huddling around the lead singer, Sam Bentley’s, acoustic guitar and microphone. The Paper Kites gracefully addressed the audience with a stripped-back rendition …

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Review: OneRepublic Secret Show

So keep this on the down low, but OneRepublic did a secret show. It was so secret that even with an invite, I wasn’t even able to find the entrance for about 20 minutes. But then I found it, and the view was incredible. At the Overseas Passenger terminal in …

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Two Lessons I’ve Learnt from The Office

Exams are looming, empty word documents are open on your computer screen and you’ve accidentally gone over the allocated break on your pomodoro timer. What better inspiration to motivate yourself than looking back on the lessons to be learnt on The Office. They might not help you through any of …

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Why Should You Watch: Wayward Pines ?

Number 1: It Constantly Keeps You Guessing Wayward Pines is very different in it’s plot. It’s rare to have a show that is completely unpredictable. Even shows that used to keep us on our toes have become a bit easy to guess what happens, sorry Game of Thrones, but it’s …

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Review: TEDx Sydney Youth 2016

Spooning with thousands of strangers to break a world record was most certainly not something I expected to be doing on a Wednesday, or any other day of the week. Converging Technology, Entertainment and Design, TEDx is a worldwide movement with the goal of sparking conversations, connections and community. Featuring …

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Review: Hunt For the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi is a weird guy and an even weirder director. From ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ to ‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople,’ Waititi has proven that he can make almost anything work. Even if it is a film about vampire roommates or a troubled child trying to avoid juvenile …

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An Oldie But A Goodie: Troll 2

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Troll 2 (1990) is my recommendation for this week, and although it isn’t very old, it is very good. Also it’s very bad. In fact it is one of the most infamous funny-bad B-movies in recent history. Everything in and surrounding this movie is completely baffling. Right off the bat, it isn’t even a …

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Dear Don: A Love Letter To Mad Men

This week I write a love letter to one of my favourite TV shows of all time: Mad Men. Visually aesthetic, thematically complex and dramatically written, Mad Men is undoubtedly one of the most interesting series I have ever watched. On the surface it seems like Mad Men is full …

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Review: Matt Corby (Enmore Theatre)

Matt Corby delivers a striking sermon about unmitigated emotion by harnessing the timeless power of music at the Enmore Theatre. Matt appeared on stage armed only with a microphone; standing humbly in the spotlight. His rugged all-black outfit shifted the audience’s complete and undivided attention to the melodic gold he …

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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

During the dark, dark period of mid-semester assessments, one golden light shines through: Season Two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Just released on Netflix, Kimmy Schmidt Season Two continues the story of Kimmy, the perkiest kidnapping victim ever to grace your computer screens. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the …

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Review: Of Monsters and Men (Sydney Opera House)

On Sunday Night (1st of May) the Sydney Opera House homed one of the most famous Icelandic Bands ever: Of Monsters and Men. Whilst our knowledge of other Icelandic greats such as: GusGus, Solstafir, or Amiina (don’t worry, we don’t know them either) is limited, this band without doubt is …

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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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Review: Archer

As per the standard university student who is very skilled in procrastination and last minute cram sessions, I spent a good chunk of my mid-semester break immersed in the anachronistic goodness that is Archer. I write to you, fellow students, from the inescapable black hole of time called ‘Netflix Has …

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Review: David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experience

Step aside 3-D, move out of the way motion controllers, 4-D get out of the swimming pool, Curved Screens, who invited you? Virtual Reality is here now. The Australian Museum is currently holding a virtual reality experience from the 8th of April to the 5th of May, and it’s pretty cool. …

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Review: Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo”

“I feel like Pablo when I’m workin’ on my shoes, I feel like Pablo when I see me on the news, I feel like Pablo when I’m workin’ on my house”. These lyrics taken from Kanye’s track ‘No More Parties In LA’ are enigmatic of the multiple personas Kanye believes …

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Review and Interview: The Original Grease

Squabbalogic’s ‘The Original Grease’ opened this weekend at the Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre. Despite being the classic story of Sandy, Danny and their Rydell High classmates, this production is unlike the ‘Grease’ you have seen or heard before. Squabbalogic has revamped the show with new arrangements, a fresh …

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Review: The Decemberists

The Decemberists redefine the lumberjack stereotype associated with any indie folk-band by delivering an eclectic performance at the Sydney Opera House. Nostalgia permeated the Concert Hall as the band’s lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Colin Meloy, graced the stage with an acoustic guitar and a glass of wine; ready to perform …

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Review: Deadpool

If you are looking for a witty, action packed superhero movie featuring a sympathetic anti-hero and sweet love story, then the 108 minutes of Deadpool will be sure to do the job. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, the wisecracking anti-hero of the latest film in the X-men …

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane, despite being its “spiritual successor”, is very different to the 2008 film Cloverfield. In this pseudo-sequel we follow Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who wakes up in a bunker after a car accident and is told by her apparent savior Howard (John Goodman), that she cannot leave due to an attack …

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Review: CuzN

If you like Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Passenger, you’re gonna love CuzN. Heck, if you are a sentient being with the capacity to hear sound, you will love CuzN’s music. Leading up to this gig at The Record Crate — a sell-out, I might add — I had a …

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Review: Where To Invade Next

Hint: It’s not Australia Where To Invade Next is the latest film from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. You may have seen his documentaries such as Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 or Roger & Me, all ace films in my opinion. Alternatively you may have seen him spoofed in The …

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