Author: Tony Ling

Tony is a dynamic freelance writer, video editor, and photographer looking to make a difference! With a robust creative education from AFTRS and the Sydney Conservatorium, Tony's creative journey through Australia's premier film and music institutions has equipped him with a versatile range of multidisciplinary screen storytelling skills. His post-production expertise has contributed to acclaimed Australian shows like Bondi Rescue, The Australian Wars, and Home & Away, along with delivering and QC’ing content for streaming giants like Stan and Paramount+. Beyond broadcast, Tony crafts diverse content – from producing NSW Health cooking videos to capturing Sydney's live music scene. With years of experience writing food, film, and music reviews for established Aussie publications, he now thrives among the pop culture enthusiasts here at The AU Review. Currently an Assistant Editor & Media Operator at The Post Lounge, a prestigious Australian post-production facility at their Sydney office, Tony continues to advance his post production craft for TPL’s incredible feature film and television portfolio. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Tony is always on the look out for a good story. Connect with him on Instagram @tonydalingling and be part of his creative journey of new discoveries!

Film Review: Killers of the Flower Moon is Martin Scorsese at his boldest

October 19, 2023

In many ways, Killers of the Flower Moon is a celebration of everything we love about Martin Scorsese, whether it’s the flawed gangster charm of Goodfellas or the arresting psychological nuances of Taxi Driver. Though with a budget of between $200-250 million for this epic crime western, you cannot fault this film on being a […]

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Food Review: Calle Rey fuses Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese influences into an ambitious plant-based feast

August 14, 2023

It’s been a while since I last ventured into a fusion restaurant, let alone one that skillfully harmonizes not just two, but three distinct culinary traditions into a symphony of flavors. Calle Rey has masterfully achieved this feat, exuding both confidence and finesse through its plant-based and gluten-free menu. The abundance of exquisite diversity in […]

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Game Review: Pikmin 4 provides some charmingly unique strategy

July 25, 2023

Nintendo’s sequels are somewhat known for how long they take to brew. Pikmin joins the ranks of Metroid, Fire Emblem and Zelda as one of Nintendo’s most iconic yet elusive properties, to the point you’d be forgiven for forgetting the Pikmin franchise even existed. The last numbered title was released way back in 2013 back […]

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Theatre Review: Miss Peony tells a courageous fun-filled tale of family and pursuit of one’s true self

July 23, 2023

At the tender age of five, my life took a remarkable turn as my family migrated to this sunburnt Australian land from Northern China. Little did I know that this journey would shape the very core of my identity, transforming it forever from the days of my humble industrial neighbourhood in Shenyang. As the years […]

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Film Review: Streets of Colour is a rough untamed gem of Aussie suburban unrest

June 30, 2023

The impact of drugs, violence and racism has always gripped the hearts and minds of audiences the world over. It’s quite a refreshing coat of paint to see that in your own Aussie backyard helmed by a writer-director with unquestionable lived experience in the matter: Ronnie S Riskalla. Yet after I left the Orpheum world […]

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Perfect Days examines the beauty of living life one day at a time: Sydney Film Festival Review

June 21, 2023

There are few films as meditative and rhythmic as what Wim Wenders managed to achieve here with Perfect Days. Known for his past documentaries and dramas, this German auteur presents a celebration of living a beautifully present life that is fresh out of Cannes and was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, where it […]

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Theatre Review: Driftwood the Musical presents a timeless story of love, courage and survival

June 12, 2023

It’s an exciting time for the Australian arts when we get to see an ambitious, personal, and original Australian musical take the stage. Driftwood the Musical presents a captivating tale of hope and perseverance which delves into poignant themes involving the Holocaust, inter-generational trauma, sacrifices in times of war, and the perseverance of art. Created, […]

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