Day: 9 July 2018

Baker Boy, Kardajala Kirridarra, Jessica Mauboy amongst National Indigenous Music Award nominees

July 9, 2018

The finalists for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards have been revealed today, as well as the artists who are set to perform at the ceremony in Darwin on August 11th. Baker Boy (pictured), Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Kardajala Kirridarra are among the nominees, each having had absolute belters of 2018 thus far. Both Baker Boy and Kardajala Kirridarra are […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mojo Juju “Native Tongue” (2018)

July 9, 2018

Mojo Juju has long been one of Australia’s most dynamic performers and in her songwriting over the last few years in particular, has demonstrated her talent as an intense and driven artist unafraid to wear her personal stories – challenges and wins – on her sleeve. The new single from Mojo, “Native Tongue”, is a […]

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Interview: Motez chats about his latest EP, Late Thoughts

July 9, 2018

Off the back of achieving ARIA Gold on his charismatic 2017 record “The Future” featuring Antony & Cleopatra, with upwards of a staggering 10 million online streams, Adelaide producer Motez has released his first new music of the year, the Late Thoughts EP. Motez chats to the AU Review about touring and making the EP. How’s […]

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MIFF to screen record number of films direct from the Cannes Film Festival

July 9, 2018

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will include a whopping 43 feature films and special shorts hand picked from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. For many of these films, this will be their first screening outside of Cannes. Ahead of the full program announcement on 10 July, the Cannes line-up will feature festival award winners […]

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ACMI and Film Victoria Announce Full Program for Series Mania 2018

July 9, 2018

ACMI and Film Victoria have officially announced the full lineup for Series Mania 2018, packed with a program of 23 series set to launch in Melbourne at ACMI in Melbourne’s Federation Square later this month. The program consists of 20 TV series and 3 web series, including highlights in the form of 5 world premieres, […]

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Games Review: Mario Tennis Aces (Switch, 2018) nails the sports-fighter hybrid

July 9, 2018

Introducing fighting elements to a tennis game was a clever move from Camelot, and its one which carries much of Mario Tennis Aces into uncharted territory, giving the gameplay just enough depth to justify stamping this as the finest Mario Tennis title to date. While there is most certainly a feeling of missed opportunities peppered […]

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Film Review: The Second (Australia, 2018) is a slow-burning look at the blurred lines between art & real life

July 9, 2018

When you think of words like “The Second” it’s easy to be dismissive and consider it something sub-par. In the context of the new Australian film, it’s all about a writer grappling with penning her sophomore novel. But this plodding, psychological drama ultimately comes off as second-best due to some issues with its pacing and […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival Review: A Horrible Woman (En frygtelig kvinde) shows us all how not to have a relationship

July 9, 2018

It may be clichĂ© to say, but it takes two to tango. That is certainly the environment that the film, A Horrible Woman (En frygtelig kvinde) operates in. This Danish dramedy is a provocative observation of a dysfunctional relationship. It is also one that will prompt some serious discussion by audiences in its wake. The […]

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Game Review: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch, 2018) spins its way onto all Major Platforms.

July 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of diving back into the way back machine with the old overgrown, orange marsupial last week with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch. Crash, despite a few niggling flaws, it still holds up magnificently after 22 years thanks to its wonderful remaster of the very first 3 games in […]

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Mantra opens a new $40 million hotel in the heart of Albury, New South Wales

July 9, 2018

Furthering their presence in regional areas around Australia, Mantra – whose Mantra Group was recently acquired by AccorHotels for $1.2 billion – has opened a shiny new property in the border city of Albury, overlooking its section of the vast Murray River in the heart of the Riverina town. This is the first hotel to […]

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Book Review: Michelle Scott Tucker’s Elizabeth Macarthur is a love letter to a successful businesswoman in a fledgling colony

July 9, 2018

We so often read about history but what about her-story? At school many of us learned about the contributions of John Macarthur to Australia’s agricultural industry. But little has been said about his wife, Elizabeth Macarthur, another integral player in this story. Michelle Scott Tucker rectifies this  with her debut, the engaging biography: Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life […]

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