Day: 19 June 2016

Epic ending of Penny Dreadful season three will be written in blood

June 19, 2016

Penny Dreadful season three will conclude this week with a two-hour finale event that will include the season’s two remaining episodes “Perpetual Night” and “The Blessed Dark.” Both episodes are written by acclaimed series creator John Logan, and will see the Wolf of God and Dracula confront one another in a thrilling and ensanguined finale. Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Devil’s Candy (Australia, 2015)

June 19, 2016

Satanism has been a film trope in horror films for many years, and it has paid off with fantastic offerings like Rosemary’s Baby, The Devil’s Advocate and The Omen. However, it has also produced some terrible films like End of Days, The Devil Inside and Jennifer’s Body; films that tried to be different but failing for different […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Under the Shadow (Iran/United Kingdom, 2016)

June 19, 2016

A little bit of a confession before I start this review: I am not overly familiar with Iranian cinema. Apart from films by Abbas Kiarostami and Asghar Farahdi, I haven’t seen a lot of films from Iran, especially genre films. However, I saw a film called A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, a Persian-language film […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Sing Street‘s Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna talk working on John Carney’s latest

June 19, 2016

John Carney‘s latest effort, Sing Street, made its Australian debut through the Sydney Film Festival. In honor of the occasion we caught up to two of its stars, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna to talk about the film. What drew you to the project? How did you get involved with Sing Street?  Ferdia: I went to […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: What’s In the Darkness (18+) (China, 2016)

June 19, 2016

Dark and clever, What’s in the Darkness is in a league of its own being a mixture of crime and coming of age story. Directed by first-time director Wang Yichuan, the story follows teenager Jing (Su Xiaotong) who’s discovering her identity and sexuality. Soon she gets tangled up with a case involving a serial killer […]

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Theatre Review: Disgraced – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (16.06.16)

June 19, 2016

Disgraced – Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is an enthralling experience for the audience lucky enough to find themselves in the Riverside Theatre of Parramatta. Director Sarah Goodes, along with designer Elizabeth Gadsby, expertly present the play and encapsulate audiences in a 90-minute sensation that stimulates thought, emotions, and further questions the notions of identity and belonging. Amir […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Primus Hotel’s Espresso Martini

June 19, 2016

It’s World Martini Day today (Sunday 19th June) and being a traditionally lazy day of the week we thought you’d want to stay home and mix up some classics so you can still get involved in the global celebration. More so than most other classics, the martini is so deeply embedded in popular culture that […]

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