Day: 22 November 2023

Interview: Kitty Green on directing The Royal Hotel, subverting genre tropes and committing to an unhappy ending

After the uncomfortable mastery of The Assistant, an increasingly intense drama following the daily activity of an assistant to an insidious, powerful movie mogul, director Kitty Green easily placed herself on the map of filmmakers to follow. For her sophomore feature she’s maintaining that sense of dread – though she would beg to differ –…

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Interview: Director Susanna Fogel on casting Cat Person and toying with audience expectation

When Margot, a college sophomore, goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts.  Directed by Susanna Fogel (TV’s The Flight Attendant, The Spy Who Dumped Me), adapted by Michelle Ashford from the acclaimed New Yorker short story…

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Bonnie Fraser of Stand Atlantic chats about Good Things Festival, touring and new music!

Sydney alternative rock group Stand Atlantic have had a massive year following the release of their album f.e.a.r in 2022, playing countless shows across the country and internationally. Currently, they’re on tour supporting Waterparks and have recently dropped their latest single, “Sex On The Beach”. I had the absolute joy of chatting with lead singer…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Acchy “when i met you” (2023)

We’ve been big fans of Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Acchy since we showcased his 2021 single, “Never Falling in Love Again”.  That track was written in response to a relationship that didn’t work out, so we’re thrilled to be premiering today the flip side of that emotion, the heartwarming “when i met you’. Acchy has built a…

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Translating a 100 year-old Japanese Master – an interview with Ryan Choi

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa inspired Murakami and Kurosawa, but what’s it like reading his work today? The Akutagawa Prize is one of Japan’s most prestigious literary prizes. Kurosawa’s beloved 1950 film Rashomon, was inspired by Akutagawa stories, and Haruki Murakami counts him as a favourite. But what would today’s readers think? And what about translating it? Ryan…

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The Hummingbird Effect is an orangey-red book with a green geometric pattern that looks like wings underlayed below the title. The author's name is along the bottom: Kate Mildenhall.

Book Review: Kate Mildenhall’s latest is a multi-faceted examination of some of our scarier philosophical challenges

For many writers, their second novel is often less remarkable than their debut. Not so the case of Kate Mildenhall, whose sophomore book, The Mother Fault, cemented its author’s status as a writer to watch in Australian literature. Mildenhall’s third novel, The Hummingbird Effect continues her trajectory as a writer who is not afraid to push boundaries…

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