Day: 11 June 2017

U2 kick off Bonnaroo in their first ever American festival appearance; all the highlights from night one in Tennessee

June 11, 2017

For just the second time in their iconic career, U2 played a music festival last night (and their first in the US) and what resulted was a night the crowd of seventy thousand plus will never forget. The 16th edition of Bonnaroo swung into full gear on Friday with U2 as the main attraction. The […]

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E3 2017: First gameplay trailer for Bioware’s new IP Anthem revealed

June 11, 2017

Bioware’s newest IP Anthem was revealed at EA’s E3 2017 press conference, but it was Microsoft’s press conference which got to reveal the first look at some gameplay. The gameplay trailer above shows us a vast open world in which players take on the role of a freelancer, assigned with the protection of Fort Tarsis, […]

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E3 2017: Sea of Thieves is back with a new gameplay trailer

June 11, 2017

Sea of Thieves has been anticipated for what seems like the longest time, and it’s back with a new gameplay trailer straight from Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference. The trailer shows us the daily life of a pirate, rummaging for treasure and taming the high seas. Both the world and gameplay seem interesting and varied, […]

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E3 2017: Metro: Exodus revealed with gameplay trailer

June 11, 2017

The Metro series is a wonderful duo of cult classic goodness, and with that being said, Microsoft have decided to announce Metro: Exodus, the third instalment in a series based on the best selling novel Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The gameplay trailer above takes players across multiple environments, and seems similar enough to the […]

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E3 2017: The Darwin Project Announced With Gameplay Trailer

June 11, 2017

A seemingly new IP has been announced at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference with a small gameplay trailer. This game is known as The Darwin Project. The trailer above shows us a death match arena like that of The Hunger Games, in which multiple personalities take each other on in a bid to survive, as […]

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E3 2017: New State of Decay 2 Trailer Revealed

June 11, 2017

Microsoft has announced a sequel to the cult classic zombie survival game, with State of Decay 2 during their E3 2017 press conference. The trailer shows new gameplay, while possibly hinting at characters that die permanently? It’s an interesting concept and hopefully we see more that confirms this. State of Decay 2 is developed by […]

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Sydney Festival Film Review: Axoltl Overkill (Germany, 2017) burns up Berlin with heavily stylised hedonism

June 11, 2017

Adapting her own novel for the big screen, German author-director Helen Hegemann makes a polished feature debut with Axolotl Overkill. Pulse firmly on the rapid strobe-lit streets of Berlin, the film is very much a muse on teenage excess and independence, as self-destructive as in can be, with an assured sense of style and impressive […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Public Image Is Rotten (USA, 2017) is a thorny look at the love & defiance of Johnny the PIL

June 11, 2017

This is not a love song- it’s a review of Public Image Limited’s (PiL) documentary. The film, The Public Image Is Rotten is one that focuses on John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten AKA the band’s one mainstay (just like The Cure’s Robert Smith). It shows an outspoken and spiky man who has tempered through age […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Ingrid Goes West (USA, 2017) Savages Social Media

June 11, 2017

At first glance, the logline for Ingrid Goes West can sound a bit twee, tacky or hyperbolic. In the wrong hands, this feels like a film that could easily have come off the wrong way. However, it’s to the credit of director Matt Splicer that it feels less like a lecture from your parents more […]

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E3 2017: Microsoft reveals gameplay for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

June 11, 2017

Assassin’s Creed: Origins has been all but officially revealed at this point, but during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, we were finally shown some gameplay. The trailer above shows our new main character, Bayek, as he scours a remote Egyptian town to pursue an elusive target. While the game looks familiar to the naked eye, combat […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Sami Blood (Sweden, 2016) highlights the brutality of extreme prejudice

June 11, 2017

Fundamentally there is much about Sami Blood that cinema has seen many times over, though for her debut feature writer-director Amanda Kernell has delivered a uniquely complex and painfully relevant coming-of-age while also shedding light on the largely unknown indigenous population of Swedish Lappland. A film of cultural identity and great pain, the prodigiously talented […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Forest of Lost Souls (Portugal, 2017) is an eerie and unconventional horror

June 11, 2017

Out of all the cinematic genres, horror is, in my opinion, the best outlet for creative storytelling. Whether in a metaphorical sense, a symbolic sense, or just nuts-and-bolts mainstream filmmaking, horror can engage, thrill, scare and surprise, regardless of what it looks like on the outside. Case in point, David Cronenberg‘s The Fly. With a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Poland, 2017) Gently Taps Into The Tragic

June 11, 2017

At first glance, I’m tempted to drum up some connection or parallel between You Have No Idea How Much I Love You and last year’s Europe, She Loves. Both are European documentaries that engross themselves utterly in their subjects and return with captivating insights into modern humanity. However, aside from the size of its ambitions, […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Wet Woman in the Wind (Japan, 2016) beckons the return of the Roman Porno

June 11, 2017

Akihiko Shiota’s Wet Woman in the Wind is a feature-length manhunt, set into motion by Shiori (Yuki Mamiya) riding her bike into the sea. She emerges as she entered, focused and unwavering, locking on to Kosuke (Tasuku Nagaoka), a playwright in pursuit of celibacy. Shiota’s film develops into a playful take on a Japanese sub-genre […]

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Review: BRIEFS head out of this world with Close Encounters at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

June 11, 2017

Seated at a table at the end of a catwalk thrust out into the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, two girls in their mid to late-20’s take up seats around the same table, wide-eyed and chattering excitedly. A well-dressed bearded man dances his way over to the table holding a silver bucket, singing to the disco music […]

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Theatre Review: The Blue Room’s Blueprint is involving, if a bit clunky (Performances in Perth to 24th June)

June 11, 2017

Blueprint, the new play currently on at the Blue Room, is tremendously watchable and involving thanks to the three actors, Sean Crofton, Jessica Russell, and Phoebe Sullivan. They exude a physicality and agitated nervousness that manages to convey an ambiently compelling story, even if I’m not 100 percent sure what’s happening a lot of the […]

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Book Review: Australia’s #1 Psychic Detective Debbie Malone’s Clues from Beyond

June 11, 2017

Debbie Malone experienced six near death experiences in 1992, and from this her life changed. She could see dead people. Initially she was fearful of the visions she was witnessing till she began to embrace her spiritual awakening to try and help the spirits by investigating their murders or help find their missing bodies in […]

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Ten Things We Learned at Deadlines, Dreams & Goals during Vivid Ideas in Sydney

June 11, 2017

The vast majority of us are not natural born managers. Many managers have had to study, research and gain practical experience in the field before they can earn the title. But what do you do if you’re a creative practitioner, freelancer or sole trader who is in charge of their own career? The idea of […]

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