ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

GOMEZ – A NEW TIDE

Gomez are a band who seemingly can’t do wrong; from the word go their albums have been embraced and lauded by countless bedroom multi-tracking teens, … Read more

I LOVE YOU, MAN

Frequently touching, sporadically lewd and very amusing, I Love You, Man is a fresh addition to the staid romantic comedy genre.  The film starts with … Read more

THEATRE: CONCUSSION

It is very difficult to say a harsh word about Sydney Theatre Company right now. Their latest effort, together with Griffin Theatre Company, is Ross … Read more

SUMMER HOURS

Summer Hours is a French film that explores relationships, globalisation and cultural memory through the story of three siblings and their mothers’ house. Like a … Read more

THEATRE: THE ALCHEMIST

John Bell has turned to one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries for his latest production, The Alchemist. Ben Jonson was hugely popular as well as hugely controversial … Read more

VANNA – A NEW HOPE

If pop music has slowly been getting louder and heavier, then post-hardcore – not qua hardcore, but as second-wave screamo – has moved closer to … Read more

THE FANTASTIC TERRIFIC MUNKLE – MUSIC TO DANCE TO

Sydney quartet The Fantastic Terrific Munkle work so well because they’re just plain talented. But I’m sure it also has something to do with their … Read more

BOTTLE SHOCK

In 1976, a British wine-seller in Paris turned the wine world on its head when he organised a competition between French and American producers. The … Read more

THEATRE: BOUNCERS

Live theatre returns to the Cat and Fiddle with Insomniac Theatre’s new production of Bouncers. John Godber’s classic comedy is the perfect choice for … Read more

GOOD

Based on an acclaimed 1981 play by C.P. Taylor, Good follows a simpering, softly-spoken intellectual (Viggo Mortensen) as he navigates the moral marshiness of Nazi Germany. It is morally ambiguous and ultimately, leaves you feeling equally ambiguous about it. (AB)