Day: 25 January 2023

Hamlet

Fringe World review: Bogan Shakespeare Presents: Hamlet is a clever, light-hearted take on the classic play

January 25, 2023

It’s always a risk to adapt a Shakespeare classic, as there are so many other versions to compete with—how can you find something new to say? Well, it’s never been said in bogan… Bogan Shakespeare Presents: Hamlet takes the most formal, complex material and transforms it into over-the-top Aussie slang, complete with local references and […]

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You can now sit in the cockpit of a retired British Airlines Concorde in New York City

January 25, 2023

One of the most recent attractions to open its doors at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on the waters of Manhattan in New York City, is an updated experience for one of the 20 Concorde jets built in the 70s and retired in 2003. The British Airways jet – a record breaking Concorde Alpha […]

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Interview: Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss on Tár; “You have to know when people can take a harsh criticism or when they’re not ready to hear that.”

January 25, 2023

Nominated for her record eighth Academy Award for her latest role as Lydia Tár, Cate Blanchett‘s turn as the titular character in Todd Field’s Tár is a tour-de-force performance that speaks to the strive for perfection within the world of art and a female’s abuse of power. As the film releases nationally in Australia, Peter […]

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Interview: Todd Field on Tár, writing for Cate Blanchett, and tackling female abuse of power

January 25, 2023

Tár, set in the international world of classical music, centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. Enveloped by a career-best Cate Blanchett in her Golden Globe-winning (and now Oscar nominated) performance, Tár is brought to the screen by director Todd […]

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Film Review: Cate Blanchett devours Tár whole and spits it out with a venom that addresses “cancel culture” and female toxicity

January 25, 2023

There’s a lot to digest within the 158 minutes of Todd Field‘s ambitious Tár, so much so that lead Cate Blanchett practically devours it whole and spits out a venomous toxicity in return.  It’s an, at-times, icy black comedy and a tragic character study melded within the cancel culture mentality and the #MeToo movement.  It […]

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Interview: Director Shekhar Kapur on What’s Love Got To Do With It? and the emotional throughline of his varied career

January 25, 2023

How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbour Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents’ example and […]

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Persona 4 Golden Review: The best way to play an established masterpiece

January 25, 2023

Up until this very day, Persona 4 Golden holds a very special place in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of the JRPG genre as a whole, but more so titles within the genre. As a result, Persona 4 Golden stands as my favourite Persona game to date and my favourite game on the […]

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Romanie shares endearing tribute “Anthony” and five things you didn’t know about her

January 25, 2023

Melbourne indie-pop artist Romanie has returned with the heartfelt single “Anthony”, her first new music since 2021 debut EP Little Big Steps (which we premiered right here). The latest offering – released 12 January – is a story about dementia and an endearing tribute to her grandfather who passed away from the disease last year. […]

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Persona 3 Portable Review: A worthy port that shows slight signs of age

January 25, 2023

While Persona 4 Golden stands as one of my favourite JRPG titles of all time, I feel as though I never gave Persona 3 Portable a fair chance. This time around, I was delighted to find that this entry holds up in many ways, thanks to its deep and nuanced combat and dark story, even […]

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WWE 2K23 announced with John Cena as cover star

January 25, 2023

It only feels like we recently reviewed WWE 2K22, but it turns out 2K Sports are ready for yet another round. WWE 2K23 has been announced, with legendary wrestler John Cena set to grace this year’s cover. Before we go any further, yes we agree, we couldn’t see him on the cover art either. WWE […]

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EA Sports PGA Tour Preview: Return to the fairway

January 25, 2023

EA Sports’ golfing games may have missed the spotlight for the better part of seven years, but that won’t stop the franchise from heading back onto the fairway for another round. We recently got an inside look at EA Sports PGA Tour, as they unpacked the new and exciting features, licenses, gameplay and inclusions that […]

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Universal Studios reveals new micro parks and Super Nintendo World Hollywood details

January 25, 2023

It’s been a busy few years for Universal Studios, as the theme park side of the company (Universal Parks & Resorts) continues to expand the size and scope of operations. Once just a backlot tour in Hollywood, Universal Parks can now be found in 5 cities around the world, with their latest Beijing location opening […]

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Film Review: What’s Love Got To Do With It? is an agreeable romantic comedy that answers its own question with charm and vigour

January 25, 2023

Don’t let the title fool you, What’s Love Got To Do With It? has nothing to do with Tina Turner.  Instead, the titular question is a rhetorical of sorts that documentary filmmaker Zoe (Lily James) ponders when she hears that her life-long best friend (Shazad Latif‘s Kaz) is interested in an arranged marriage, and subsequently […]

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