Ronny Chieng

Film Review: Long Story Short expresses the importance of time and relationships without resorting to emotional manipulation

February 10, 2021

The tried and true formula of the “time loop” sub-genre in film has been adopted many a time; the Happy Death Day films, Edge of Tomorrow, the recent Palm Springs, and the seminal Groundhog Day being arguably the prototype for such offerings.  For Long Story Short, the sophomore effort from Australian writer/director/actor Josh Lawson (The […]

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SXSW Interview: The Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng on how Australia shaped his comedy for America

March 21, 2019

Set to return to Australia for dates in July, comedian Ronny Chieng has been making a name for himself in the USA as a correspondent on the Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. While at SXSW last week I had the opportunity to sit down with him to talk about that role, […]

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Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians (USA, 2018) is a well-executed romantic comedy with grounded observations on family traditions

August 29, 2018

A film like Crazy Rich Asians is a long time coming. For the past 25 years, since the release of Wayne Wang‘s expansive drama, The Joy Luck Club, there haven’t been a lot of films in the Hollywood system that featured Asian-Americans in substantial roles; let alone managed to assemble a talented ensemble cast. Whilst, the […]

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Sydney Fringe Comedy all set to bring the laughs for another year

July 14, 2016

The Sydney Fringe Comedy program is returning next month for it’s sixth year. The program presented by the producers of the Sydney Comedy Festival will run for a month, from the 30th August to the 30th September, and promises to showcase up-and-coming talent alongside some of the more established acts. With other 100 shows from […]

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Lally Katz stars in film adaptation of Stories I Want to Tell You in Person

July 8, 2015

Making her screen debut at at the Melbourne International Film Festival and on ABC Television, Lally Katz will be starring in the film adaptation of her one-woman show, Stories I Want to Tell You in Person. The film adaptation of her play will be screening this August. The production of the play follows a modern-day woman’s quest of having […]

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