For Concrete Playground: Get all of the essentials — bread, bedding and burgers — plus a few treats in this harbourside suburb.
For Concrete Playground: Located in Waterloo, the new market has a “take what you need, give if you can” philosophy.
For Concrete Playground: Drive, don’t walk or run, to get your charcoal chook and chilli sauce fix in Edmondson Park.
For Concrete Playground: You could be shopping at the multi-arts centre’s popular Saturday farmers market as early as next month.
For Concrete Playground: How are your new year’s resolutions going?
For Concrete Playground: From watching ‘The Birdcage’ under the stars to joining outrageous bingo nights.
For Concrete Playground: Lay down and listen to a historic organ in Sydney Town Hall, see an energetic display of youth in western Sydney and explore a light-filled inflated labyrinth in Darling Harbour.
I was pleasantly surprised with The Angry Birds Movie 2.
Every star needs its vehicle and Jillian Bell runs a marathon performance (and more) in Brittany Runs A Marathon, her breakout film and one of the best crowd-pleasers of the year.
Off the bat, the script for Animals is excellent.
This year seems to be a big for jukebox musicals in the form of Rocketman, Yesterday and now, Blinded By The Light.
There are lots of excellent things about Booksmart.
Retreating once again into a formula that proved successfully exactly one time, Men In Black returns in 2019, this time global and with a – gasp – female lead in this tireless and bland retreat into the universe no one asked for.
Full disclosure: I’m a huge X-Men fan and have been for many years.
I personally am not a fan of films about terrorism.
There’s always little luck in adaptations of beloved children’s novels and a little less so when a majority of the population have grown up with it and studied it in school.
I am a long time fan of Jason Reitman, ranking Up In The Air and Juno amongst my favourite films of the 21st century.
In the wake of Disney live action remakes and sequels, there were always going to be lots of eyes on the Mary Poppins follow up.
For Back Row: Fortunately for me, I didn’t see an overwhelming number of terrible films over the past year, but the ones that I did see, were ones I hope to never see again or subject anyone else to watch.
For Back Row: For the first time in a few years my Top 10 Films list span a wide variety of genres, from blockbuster thrillers to historical comedies to art house dramas.
For Pulp Media: It is a truth universally acknowledged that 2016 has been a disaster of a year. In the wake of unparalleled political divergence across the world, the passing of some of our greatest cultural icons and the uncoupling of Brangelina, one thing has not failed us yet, and that is cinema.
For Pulp Media: Australia has had its fair share of circus shows in the last decade, so there’s been an obvious collective hesitation to attend another Cirque du Soleil production at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter beneath the behemoth that is the Grand Chapiteau that has kept the world captivated for years.
For The Australia Times: Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore hasn’t made a film since 2009 when he released Capitalism: A Love Story after the global financial crisis, and for many viewers, the last good film Moore did was Fahrenheit 9/11 way back in 2004.
For The Australia Times: There was a time not long ago when it seemed like every second person in history was deemed worthy of a biopic.
For Pulp Media: Kicking off the first ever University of Sydney Union Identity Revue Season, the stakes were high for the Autonomous Collective Against Racism Revue’s second ever production, A Presidential Race.
As a sequel to blockbuster action film Olympus Has Fallen, there’s little to be left to the imagination before watching London Has Fallen.
Turandot is without a doubt one of the most popular and enduring operas created, so naturally it was only a matter of time until Handa Opera took the seminal story and performed it against the backdrop of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
On the week of their 45th wedding anniversary, Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) are a seemingly happy couple living in the English countryside.
2005 was the last time a huge professional production of Fiddler on the Roof played to Sydney audiences.
The Seekers hold a place in Australian music history and have contributed significant amounts to music culture.
For The Australia Times: There are expectations when going into a Sacha Baron Cohen film.
For Aphra Magazine: Entering the Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre, completely unaware of what Unfinished Works is, or what it is about, means a world of possibility and open mindedness from the audience for this new production by playwright Thomas De Angelis.
There are many expectations going into Ghost The Musical at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on opening night.
For The Australia Times: There are few cinematic experiences a filmgoer has when they see a new, groundbreaking work at a cinema.
For CelebrityOz: It’s been described as the film no one wanted, but Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is precisely what you would expect – over two hours of overdramatic storytelling about bravery against all odds.
For The Australia Times: Four girls live in New York City and try to navigate through the trials and tribulations of dating life. Sound familiar?
For Junkee: It was the nights of nights yesterday, with all the top film stars and Hollywood celebrities descending on Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
For CelebrityOz: Old-fashioned storytelling, classic film techniques and unbridled emotion take centre stage in every moment of John Crowley’s Brooklyn.
When Zoolander opened in cinemas in 2001, like most cult films, it premiered to poor reviews and little audience love.
For Junkee: Unless you were sleeping under a rock yesterday, you would’ve known (or at least heard) about the 2016 Grammy Awards being presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
I have been a radio host of The Vultures Nest on 107.3 2SER since 2016.
ARNA is a an annual publication published by the Sydney Arts Students Society at the University of Sydney. First published in 1918, the journal includes prose fiction, poetry and visual art, with expanded to include radio scripts, photography and academic essays. In 2016 I was announced as the editor-in-chief of ARNA Literary Journal. I was […]
For Hijacked: Last night Eden Caceda scoped the red carpet at the fifth annual AACTA Awards held at The Star in Sydney.
For Hijacked: Last night Eden Caceda hit up the ARIA Awards red carpet at The Star in Sydney. He spoke to some of the biggest names in music to see what they’re up to over the summer.
For CelebrityOz: In the hype of reality cooking television series that appear to be overrunning our networks, it’s not unusual that film studios have tried to commodify this trend.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 blockbuster musical Cats is without a doubt an example of worn out musical theatre, and in many circles is considered one of Lloyd Webber’s productions to dismiss entirely.
Macbeth is certainly one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, and after so many adaptations through the years, there’s any wonder that a new film of the play could bring anything new to the table. But somehow Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel takes the source material, cuts out its best parts and makes it his own, contributing unique elements and creative flair so that it feels original and refreshing.
After a long five films of the Paranormal Activity film series, everything finally comes to a head in the final chapter, The Ghost Dimension, sadly ending with a whimper than one large scream.
Fortunately for comedy lovers, The Dressmaker is a deviation from serious flicks, and evokes the absurdity and farce of past Australian classics like Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert that have been absent from our domestic screens for too long.
For CelebrityOz: From What Women Want to Something’s Gotta Give to my personal favourite The Holiday, audiences have complained about Nancy Meyer’s approach to romance, feminism and viewpoint on life.