ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SOUNDS ON SCREEN AT THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Why just hear your music when you could see it too? That seems to be the premise of the huge rise in the production and … Read more

LO-FI AND LOVING IT: NEW DOGS AND OLD TRICKS

BY VIVIAN HUYNH In today’s technological clutter of phones that sing, fridges that talk and cars that drive themselves, it’s refreshing to see a generation … Read more

DAVID EAGLEMAN, BRIAN ENO AND TALES FROM THE AFTERLIVES

In the afterlife you have to sit in a waiting room until your name is spoken on Earth for the last time. The afterlife is … Read more

THEATRE: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

This one-handed play is based on the life of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, who had a vision of global peace and social justice. The play begins … Read more

THEATRE: RUBEN GUTHRIE

“My name is Ruben Guthrie, and I’m …” An advertising hot-shot, a man riddled with demons, a devoted friend, a poet, a narcissist … an alcoholic. The brilliance of Brendan Cowell’s writing and the power of Toby Schmitz’s performance justify this play’s sold-out status. (AB)

Terminator Salvation

Man versus Machine, Skynet versus the Resistance – once again we are thrown into the apocalyptic battle that has come to immortalise this infamous series, … Read more

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2009

Promising to push, fire up, freak out, kiss and tickle you, this year’s Sydney Film Festival isn’t skimpy on variety. Here’s a short-list of our … Read more

WAKE IN FRIGHT

It’s the Australian classic that no-one’s seen. And probably never would have, bar a staggering stroke of luck. Wake in Fright made a big splash … Read more

LUCKY COUNTRY

Lucky Country is a convincing psychological thriller that generally strikes gold. It’s 1902, and a series of dark events unfold following the arrival of three soldiers to the remote homestead of father Nat (Aden Young), daughter Sarah (Hanna Mangan-Lawrence) and son Tom (Toby Wallace). (AB)

LAST RIDE

In the familiar genre of Australian films focusing on criminals, this offering from first-time feature length director Glendyn Ivan is a rare gem. A father, … Read more